BITCH - Female Fronted Heavy Metal - USA

Bitch were an American heavy metal band, formed in Los Angeles in 1981. They gained notoriety as a result of their live performances which included sadomasochism and bondage themes. They were also the first artists signed to Metal Blade Records and one of the first metal bands to have a female singer


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In the vibrant tapestry of American music history, certain acts stand out not just for their musical prowess, but for their revolutionary spirit and unyielding determination to break barriers. Among these trailblazers is BITCH, a groundbreaking female-fronted band that challenged conventions and left an indelible mark on the music scene.

Formed in the early 1980s in Los Angeles, California, BITCH defied stereotypes from the outset. Comprising members Betsy Weiss (vocals), David Carruth (guitar), Robby Settles (bass), and Robby Krieger (drums), the band refused to conform to the male-dominated norms of the rock genre. Instead, they embraced their identity with unapologetic fervor, adopting the moniker BITCH as a bold declaration of empowerment.

BITCH's music was a potent blend of hard rock, glam, and punk, characterized by electrifying riffs, fierce vocals, and provocative lyrics. Their debut album, "Be My Slave," released in 1983, sent shockwaves through the industry with its unabashed exploration of themes like sexuality, power dynamics, and liberation. Tracks such as "Be My Slave" and "Live for the Whip" showcased BITCH's raw energy and uncompromising attitude, earning them a dedicated following and sparking conversations about gender and sexuality in music.

Despite facing resistance and censorship from conservative quarters, BITCH's fearless approach struck a chord with audiences hungry for authenticity and rebellion. Their electrifying live performances became legendary, with Betsy Weiss commanding the stage with her magnetic presence and powerhouse vocals. BITCH's music transcended mere entertainment; it became a rallying cry for empowerment and self-expression.

Commercial success soon followed, as "Be My Slave" garnered critical acclaim and solidified BITCH's status as pioneers of the female-fronted rock movement. The album's provocative cover art, featuring Weiss bound in chains, became iconic, symbolizing the band's defiance and resilience in the face of societal norms. BITCH's impact reverberated far beyond the music world, inspiring a new generation of artists to challenge conventions and embrace their authenticity.

What sets BITCH apart is not just their musical talent, but their fearlessness in confronting taboos and pushing boundaries. In an era dominated by male voices, they fearlessly carved out a space for themselves, paving the way for future generations of female artists to assert their voices and identities.

As we reflect on their legacy, BITCH remains a shining example of the power of music to transcend barriers and ignite social change. Their fearless spirit and unapologetic attitude continue to inspire artists and audiences alike, reminding us that true artistry knows no bounds.


BITCH - Be My Slave 12" Vinyl LP

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Noise – N 001 , 1983 , Germany

"Be My Slave" is the first official full-length album released by the female fronted American Heavy Metal band "Bitch". This album was produced by Phil Pecora with Brian Slagel as Executive Producer and Bill Metoyer being Sound Engineer.

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BITCH - The Bitch is Back 12" Vinyl LP

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  Metal Blade Records RR 9627 , 1987 , Holland

  "Bitch is Back" is the 1987 album released by the American Heavy Metal band "Bitch" from Los Angeles. The album-name "Bitch is Back" comes from the cover song the band did , from the Elton John / Bernie Taupin song.

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