The Donnas

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: rock female vocalists punk rock punk seen live alternative hard rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

The adoption of a shared moniker clearly alludes to a Ramones influence, but this all-female four-piece band from Palo Alto, Northern California, USA can also lay claim to influences ranging from AC/DC, Kiss and a whole host of other big-haired arena rockers. Donna A (Brett Anderson, 1979, California, USA; vocals), Donna C (b. Torrance Castellano, 1979, California, USA; drums), Donna F (b. Maya Ford, 1979, California, USA; bass), Donna R (b. Allison Robertson, 1979, California, USA; guitar) formed Ragady Anne while in high school in Palo Alto. After practising R.E.M. , Shonen Knife and L7 covers in Castellano’s garage, a 7-inch single was released by Radio Trash Records in 1994. The quartet then changed their name to the Electrocutes, and played shows around the San Francisco area under this moniker. Fate struck when they were introduced to Darin Raffaelli, the owner of the local Radio X record label. Raffaelli had been writing songs for a proposed all-female...

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