The Photos formed in Worcestershire (UK) when singer Wendy Wu joined band members of punk band Satan’s Rats. They released one self-titled album (Epic, 1980) and were immediately compared to Blondie, a comparison that didn’t sit well with the band.
They released several singles in the U.K. including I’m So Attractive which was added to the US album release.
A CD version of the album was finally released in 1999 along with eight additional tracks from the never before released EP known asThe Blackmail Tapes.
A second album called Crystal Tips and Mighty Mice was recorded but not released until 2008 (on Cherry Red).
The album is so filled with energetic and melodic pop that it’s unbelievable CBS never bothered to release it. Wendy Wu rarely sounded better.