The Friggs

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The Friggs
OriginCamden, NJ
GenresGarage rock, pop rock
Years active1990 (1990)–2000 (2000)
LabelsE-Vil Records, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Apex East
MembersPalmyra Delran, Jezebel
Past membersLexi Plum

The Friggs were a garage rock band from Camden, New Jersey active from 1990 to 2000. Its original members were Palmyra Delran (guitar) and Jezebel (singer/songwriter), the latter of whom was later replaced by Lexi Plumm.

History[edit]

The band played its first show in Philadelphia on New Year's Eve 1991/1992, and released their first single, a cover of The Troggs' "Come Now," in 1991, before playing any live shows.[1] This was followed by several more singles and an EP, America's Only Rock & Roll Magazine Parody. The cover of this 1994 EP, which was produced by Ben Vaughn,[2] closely mimicked the cover of an old issue of Creem.[3] Late that year, Jezebel left the band, whereupon she was replaced by Lexi Plumm. Delran decided to hire Plumm after she was impressed by the sound of motorcycles on her answering machine.[4] The band released their only album, Rock Candy, in 1997 on E-Vil Records. It was also produced by Vaughn.[4] Rock Candy received positive reviews, which led to the band opening for Beck and Cheap Trick.[1] The band performed at SXSW in 1997[5] and broke up in 2000.[6]

Film appearances[edit]

The Friggs' song "Bad Word for a Good Thing" appeared in both the films Jawbreaker and Fuck. Their cover of Pat Benatar's song Heartbreaker also appeared in Jawbreaker, but was left off the soundtrack.[7] Their song "Shake," from their second single release in 1991, appeared in the film Superbad.[1] On the heels of this exposure, the band decided to reunite in 2008 for a few more performances.[8]

Style[edit]

The Friggs themselves have described their style as "trashy pop", and MTV News' Frank Tortorici concurred with this description. The Austin Chronicle has described the Friggs as "an all-female version of The Standells"[9] and their music as "'60's-influenced trash-pop".[10] Similarly, The Morning Call has praised the band for their "danceable retro-'60s sound."[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Rock Candy (1997) -E-Vil Records

EPs[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • Today is Tomorrow’s Yesterday (2007) - Apex East

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Britton, Miles (22 January 2009). "15 in Philly: The Friggs". Magnet. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  2. ^ Schinder, Scott. "Friggs". Trouser Press. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  3. ^ Ginsberg, Geoff. "The Friggs". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b DeLuca, Dan (4 April 1997). "The Friggs Are Reborn, And They're Still Rocking Hard Revamped Band Marks Release Of ``Rock Candy.". Philly.com. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. ^ DeLuca, Dan (17 March 1997). "Deep In Texas, A Music Marathon With More Than 700 Acts, The '97 South By Southwest Event Was The Biggest Ever". Philly.com. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  6. ^ Felicio, Melissa (17 February 2009). "The Friggs: Girls Just Want to Have Fun". The Aquarian Weekly. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  7. ^ Vanhorn, Teri (1 March 1999). "Donnas, Others Set Tough-Girl Tone On 'Jawbreaker'". MTV News. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  8. ^ Frost, Scott (24 October 2008). "The Friggs' Delran digs the ride". Trentonian. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  9. ^ Hernandez, Raoul (20 March 1998). "Picks & Sleepers". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  10. ^ Langer, Andy (19 March 1999). "1999 SXSW Music Festival". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  11. ^ Mills, Carla (24 December 1994). "Endzone Falls Short Of Its Goal At Lupo's". The Morning Call. Retrieved 11 June 2014.