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Wayne County & the Electric Chairs were part of the original first wave of bands from the 1970s NYC scene. The band is headed by Georgia-born transsexual who named herself Wayne County after the Michigan county the proto-punk act MC5 hailed from, only to later change her name to Jayne County.

Wayne County had originally begun performing in New York, who along with a band called "The Backstreet Boys" were managed by the manager of the trailblazing Punk club Max's Kansas City. A well known, long running feud occurred in the NYC scene between County and The Dictators when after being heckled, she retaliated physically with a microphone stand.

After little success, she moved to London, recruiting a new set of musicians to form "The Electric Chairs", which included guitarist Greg Van Cook, bassist Val Haller, and JJ Johnson on drums. Her act is consistently known for campy and foul-mouthed ballads, basic , and image which was heavily influenced by the Theatre of the Ridiculous.

None of County's albums were ever released in her native country of United States, except for three songs on the 1976 punk compilation, Max's Kansas City.

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