13 March 2008

You Go Girls!

My friend and colleague at Carnal Reason tells me, "If The Ramones had been girls, they would have been The Donnas." I quite agree. Rock n' roll you gotta love.

Check out the ladies at the YouTube links below:

3 comments:

JB said...

I have been a Donnas fan for about six years now. They were playing the prom in some movie I saw and I thought they were interesting. They were like 16 or 17 at the time and their first album was very punk. They have gone on to cover Judas Priest (“Living After Midnight”), Motley Crue (Too Fast For Love) and several other metal bands that I grew up on. C.C. Deville of Poison was instrumental in their rise to stardom and is thanked in liner notes on a couple albums. They have grown up right before the eyes of the world and certainly matured musically and personally. Managing to stay out of rehab and jail while touring the world in a pretty legit rock & roll band from such a tender age, they have certainly defied the odds and trend of so many other talented acts. Check out their second album “American Teenage Rock And Roll Machine”; I fell in love on the spot. “I know what I want tonight, and I see it comin’ off the street. I’m going nowhere and I’m only seventeen!” Excellent subject material here [Paco]. Keep it coming.

Paco Malo said...

JB, thanks for the feedback. This is all stuff I didn't know.

You write: "Managing to stay out of rehab and jail while touring the world in a pretty legit rock & roll band from such a tender age, they have certainly defied the odds and trend of so many other talented acts." Damn right! I still remember when The Pretenders first album came out, they did a world tour in support of it. The strain of that tour contributed to the bass and guitar players both ending up dead of overdoses by 1983 -- Chrissie Hynde and drummer Martin Chambers are the only surviving original members.

JB said...

The movie I refer to above is “Jawbreaker”, featuring some pretty big names like Carol Kane, Foxy Brown AKA Pam Grier, Rose McGowan (Marilyn Manson’s ex), and Mr. Marilyn Manson has a cameo, and many more. It’s a comedy noir about a cliquey group of popular high school girls who do a prank kidnapping of one of their friends for her b-day. They ambush her before school on her birthday at her house while she’s still asleep. Check out the movie to learn the unexpected consequences of this disastrous high school girl practical joke.