I Wanna Be Your Doll

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"I Wanna Be Your Doll"
Single by Rachel Stamp
from the album "Hymns For Strange Children"
B-side "Girl You're Just A Slave To Your Man", "Calling All Destroyers"
Released March 2nd, 1999 (UK)
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock, glam rock
Length 9:13
Label Madfish/Snapper
Writer(s) 1, 2: Rachel Stamp
3: Marc Bolan
Producer(s) 1: John Fryer
Rachel Stamp singles chronology
"I Got The Worm"
(1998)
"I Wanna Be Your Doll"
(1999)
"Spank (single)"
(1999)

Overview[edit]

The single for "I Wanna Be Your Doll" was the only Rachel Stamp single to be released via the Snapper/Madfish label. The release of the single was followed by a tour of the UK titled the "Permanent Damage Tour". A promotional video, directed by Corin Hardy was made to promote the single.

CD Single[edit]

Released March 2, 1999
(SMASCD104)

Track listing[edit]

  1. I Wanna Be Your Doll
  2. Girl You're Just A Slave To Your Man
  3. Calling All Destroyers

Facts[edit]

  • This was the band’s only release through the Madfish/Snapper label.
  • The single was only released on CD and reached Number 15 in the NME Indie chart and 160 in the UK Singles Chart.
  • The single’s cover was inspired by a photo of Marlena Dietrich.
  • "I Wanna Be Your Doll" – produced, engineered and mixed by John Fryer – was also included on the band's debut album, "Hymns For Strange Children".
  • A live version of "Girl, You're Just A Slave To Your Man" was included on the "Stampax" album.
  • “Calling All Destroyers” is a cover of a T. Rex song from their "Futuristic Dragon" album, released in 1976.
  • Tracks 2 and 3 were recorded by Harvey Birrell.

Promotional Video[edit]

  • The promotional video for "I Wanna Be Your Doll" was directed by Corin Hardy. The video was banned by MTV due to scenes of doll mutilation.
  • David Ryder-Prangley: "...rejected by MTV for having scenes of dolls being mutilated. Features me, Will and Robin..." (taken from a fansite interview, 2004) [1]

References[edit]

[1] Rachel Stamp Videography

External links[edit]