Rockbitch. R O C K B I T C H • Official Website 2019-07-18

Rockbitch Rating: 6,3/10 786 reviews

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Eventually, the women of Red Abyss had had enough. Underhanded pressure on venue owners regarding liquor and performance licenses resulted in difficulties performing live—even when venue owners were positive towards the band. They became the darker, heavier, more sexually aggressive beast called Rockbitch. Tours were booked and then dates pulled with only days to spare. It will not surprise you to learn that 99% of these bands are dudes. Perhaps not surprisingly, the authorities tended to lose their shit over Rockbitch. .

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Rockbitch

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For a few years, up until they disbanded in 2002, Rockbitch was probably the raunchiest band on the planet. They called themselves Slimey Things. In 2005, the entire latter-day Rockbitch lineup emerged under the name. And as powerful, liberated women, they made that sex a political act. Welcome even to those who misunderstood and hated us from Peaches to Blackie Lawless.

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Rockbitch on Spotify

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They refused and successfully negotiated a release from their contract. The first band that can be said to have a direct link to RockBitch is Cat Genetica, which was formed in 1989 by the Bitch and the Beast. This is an exciting, visually stimulating and no-holds barred documentary that delves deep into what these women consider to be feminine and how they express this both artistically and privately. And lots of people got laid. A second, goth-influenced album, titled Psychic Attack, was never released.

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This Is Rockbitch (2003)

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This last change took the form of the group, by now almost exclusively female, performing sex acts on stage and performing, at least partially, in the nude. We get a lot of submissions from bands that like to perform in various states of undress, up to and including full genital exposure. We are still living the life and trying to open your minds. Amanda Smith-Skinner and Jo Heeley later teamed up with singer-songwriter Erin Bennett to form another all-female band called , but tragically, that group dissolved after Heeley died of breast cancer in 2012. The Rockbitch line-up became entirely female in 2000. Welcome to the Official Rockbitch Archives and website. The former two were primarily a combination of sexual performance artists and gonzo-camera team, capturing closeups of stage action projected on the wall behind the band while performing.

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. Archived from on 14 December 2015. Despite their full frontal nudity and confrontational sexual displays, their aim is not to shock, but to educate. Amanda gave up her musical career shortly after. But that group soon disbanded, as well. Reviews so far are mixed at best.

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This Is Rockbitch (2003)

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The girls see themselves as striking a blow for women everywhere, and they are doing it through the medium of rock music - in the nude. Continued attention from British Interpol about their sexually driven themes and performances combined with local council opposition to their adult-only shows. Maybe you've found this site by accident and never heard of us. . The frustration and problems this created led to Rockbitch ceasing performing live in 2002. Musically, Red Abyss drew on , and influences dominated by singer Julie Worland's —influenced vocals. From the start, Red Abyss embodied many of the same principles that later came to characterize Rockbitch: It was female fronted though the drummer, and occasionally other members of the revolving lineup, were men , communal and sex-positive.

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Needless to say, these factors have caused the group to attract a lot of controversy over time. To add them to our compendium of extreme music felt like yet another example of the very double standard in music that Rockbitch railed against. Red Abyss became Rockbitch with the lineup change of Jo Heeley on drums. In 2012, Jo died of breast cancer. . Including, we must admit, us.

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R O C K B I T C H • Official Website

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. After many personnel changes they changed their name again to RockBitch. During their shows, a condom was tossed into the crowd; whoever caught it male or female was taken backstage for sexual relations with one or more band members. . The band was later renamed Red Abyss, in 1989, and drew band members from the matriarchal, polyamorous, pagan, feminist community of which Smith-Skinner was a member.

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Rockbitch on Spotify

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The band were often forced to find alternative venues to perform. Maybe you liked the music but not the sexuality, maybe you liked the tits and couldn't give a damn about the message! The group was later renamed Red Abyss. The girls in the band are ex-students, drama school dropouts and car thieves with a penchant for 'sex magic'. The name change also heralded changes of musical style becoming harder-edged , lyrical style taking on a more serious tone , and stage philosophy the band began expressing their sexual politics onstage. Rockbitch were the subject of many documentaries and featured in many shows. The lineup varied over the years to include 'Luci the Stage Slut', 'The Haema-Whore', and Kali and Erzulie—the 'Sex Magik Priestesses'.

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Rockbitch

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The band took care never to break any laws regarding the content of their stage shows in any country or territory. And hard rock seemed like the perfect vehicle for doing so. A second album, Psychic Attack, was never officially released but has been widely bootlegged and can be found on various torrent sites. Rockbitch was a British hard rock group that emerged from the ashes of another band called Red Abyss. A Rockbitch show was a rock concert, neopagan ritual and radical feminist performance-art piece all in one. Frequently, their shows have been greatly restricted by local authorities. Welcome those who loved us from Alice Cooper to Annie Sprinkle.

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