Betty Blowtorch

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Betty Blowtorch was an all-female American hard rock band from Southern California.

Biography[edit]

The band was formed in 1998 by three members of Butt Trumpet.[1] After releasing the 2001 album, Are You Man Enough?, the group toured with Nashville Pussy.[2] During the tour, drummer Judy Molish and guitarist Sharon Needles left the group; Jennifer Finch from L7 and drummer Dave Gara joined in their stead. In December 2001, lead singer and bassist Bianca Halstead (Butthole) was killed in a car crash in New Orleans, which marked the end of the group.[2] A collection of rarities and live performances was released as Last Call in 2003.[citation needed]

They are the focus of Antonia Scarpa's documentary film, Betty Blowtorch And Her Amazing True Life Adventures.[citation needed]

Blare N. Bitch and Sharon Needles are currently both members of the Los Angeles based band, Psychostar.[citation needed]

Members[edit]

  • Bianca Butthole (Bianca Halstead) - bass, vocals
  • Sharon Needles - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Blare N. Bitch - lead guitar
  • Judy Molish - drums
  • Jennifer Finch - rhythm guitar
  • Dave Gara - drums

Discography[edit]

  • Get Off (Foil Records, 1999)
    1. "Betty Blowtorch Anthem"
    2. "Fish Taco"
    3. "I Wanna Be Your Sucker"
    4. "Shut Up & Fuck"
    5. "Party Til Ya Puke"
    6. "Get Off"
  • Are You Man Enough? (Foodchain Records, 2001)
    1. "Hell On Wheels"
    2. "Love/Hate"
    3. "Size Queen" (featuring Vanilla Ice)
    4. "I Wanna Be Your Sucker"
    5. "I'm Ugly and I Don't Know Why"
    6. "Shut Up and Fuck"
    7. "No Integrity"
    8. "Frankie"
    9. "I Wish You'd Die"
    10. "Big Hair, Broken Heart"
    11. "Part-Time Hooker"
    12. "Rock My World"
    13. "Dresses"
    14. "Strung Out"
    15. "Rock 'N Roll 69"
  • Last Call (Foodchain, 2003)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sleaze Queens. Phoenix New Times, August 9, 2001. accessed December 28, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Betty Blowtorch at Allmusic

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