Bitch

(AISE: Redirected from Betsy)

Bitch (1990-present) is a Black Metal band from Los Angeles, California, USA.

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n 1982 this L.A. quartet led by Betsy Weiss, a former Ska style punk singer, released their debut EP Damnation Alley with David Carruth (guitar), Mark Anthony Wells (bass) and Robbie Settles (drums). The record made an impact, more due to its shock value then any serious music. Be My Slave (1983), their debut album, would be their last S&M influenced gig for four years before the aptly titled, and much improved, The Bitch Is Back (1987) emerged. This release too, was widely ignored by the music mainstream and they reformed under the name Betsy to boast a cleaner AOR image. Under this name(with same line-up) they produced a single album Betsy (1988). It boasted music without the whips and chains, but no better quality performance. It was met with wide indifference and so, within a year, they reverted back to the leather, high heels and Motorhead/Girlschool Metal style under their former name of Bitch to release their final effort, Rose By Any Other (1989). Betsy, who was most known for her live shows donning S&M gear, split the band up and never returned.


Footnote: Is Bitch back or not? Bitch has joined the ranks of 80's bands on a reunion trail to play live in Europe in July 2003 at the "Bang Your Head" festival in Germany.


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Nation USA
City Los Angeles, California
Promotional Address Unknown
Genre Black Metal
Reformations 1
Web Unknown
Active Years 1990-
E-Mail Unknown
RRCA File Code REV00103
Diskery ID 316

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