Betty Blowtorch

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": riot grrrl punk female vocalists hard rock rock punk rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

This hard rocking US band was formed in Los Angeles, California by Bianca Butthole (Bianca Halstead, 5 May 1965, d. 15 December 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; vocals/bass), who along with future Betty Blowtorch guitarist Sharon Needles played in the early 90s outfit, Butt Trumpet. This group issued a lone album, 1994’s Primitive Enema, for the Chrysalis Records. Butt Trumpet broke up shortly thereafter, as Bianca went on to play in an early version of the Kottonmouth Kings (then called Humble Gods). Bianca’s desire to play in a rough, hard rocking band eventually returned, as she rang up old pal Needles to put together a new band in the style of Butt Trumpet.

Enlisting Blare N. Bitch (lead guitar) and July Molish (drums), Betty Blowtorch was formed in 1999. In 2001, the band issued a six-track EP, Get Off, (produced by ex-Guns N’Roses bass player Duff McKagan) and a LP, Are You Man Enough? Produced by Matt Hynde, the album...

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