Betty Blowtorch

Betty Blowtorch  was an all-female American hard rock band from Southern California.  (More from Wikipedia) 

You’re Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond” sounded like an old-time blues number, with a strong-throated black background singer doing a duet with Deviants frontman Mick Farren.  


But it turns out I was wrong about that:  The singer in the duet (who is quite white) is actually the lead vocalist for the alternative rock band Concrete BlondeJohnette NapolitanoNapolitano and another member of Concrete BlondeJim Mankey actually contributed quite a bit to the Dr. Crow album:  Johnette Napolitano is one of the background singers on the album called the Deviettes – along with Blare N. Bitch of Betty Blowtorch – and Jim Mankey played bass on their version of the Beatles' classic "Strawberry Fields Forever". 


(August 2013)
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Since I am down to a quarterly schedule rather than a monthly schedule, my annual list is a lot shorter, so I will try listing all of the people that I have discussed in some depth rather than just the Under Appreciated Rock Band and the Story of the Month. They are all punk rock bands of one kind or another this year (2015-2016), and the most recent post includes my overview of the early rap/hip hop scene that an old friend, George Konstantinow challenged me to write – probably so long ago that he might have forgotten.
(Year 7 Review)
Last edited: April 3, 2021