Artist Name: Blonde Redhead

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Blonde RedheadBlonde Redhead is an alternative rock band originating from New York City in the early 1990s. It was formed by Kazu Makino, Maki Takahashi and Milan-born Italian twin brothers Simone Pace and Amedeo Pace. They take their name from a song by DNA, a 70's and 80's no wave band from New York. Blonde Redhead caught the attention of Sonic Youth's drummer, Steve Shelley, who produced their first self titled album in 1993. Shortly afterwards Maki Takahashi left the band and the remaining band members continued as a trio. On their third album, Fake Can Be Just As Good, they were joined by Vern Rumsey of Unwound as a guest bassist. After this they continued without a bass player for the release of the remainder of their albums. On their fourth album, In an Expression of the Inexpressible, Guy Picciotto of Fugazi was hired as producer, as well as contributing to singing on the song "Futurism vs. Passeism Part 2". Guy Picciotto has produced their latest two records as well, Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons and Misery is a Butterfly.

Blonde Redhead has gradually increased in popularity in the underground music scene. Their early music has been described as emulative of Sonic Youth, but their more recent releases have begun to stray from this generalization. Kazu Makino is noted for her high, eerie voice, which hovers over melodic guitar riffs and rhythmic drum beats.

The large span of time between Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons and Misery is a Butterfly is attributed to Makino's recovery time after being trampled by a horse. Much of Misery Is A Butterfly's imagery and illustration is equestrian or reflective of the accident. In the liner notes, Makino thanks her doctors "and her friends who fed her and cheered her up when she couldn't do much on her own."

The band's 7th album is called "23" and was released in April 2007.

Their 8th album, "Penny Sparkle" was released in September 14, 2010.

Website links:

Band Website: http://blonde-redhead.com
Promotional site for the album '23': http://www.blonderedhead23.com/
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/blonderedhead

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23 - Blonde Redhead

23

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The Dress - Blonde Redhead

The Dress

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Dr. Strangeluv - Blonde Redhead

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Misery Is a Butterfly - Blonde Redhead

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Silently - Blonde Redhead

Silently

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Messenger - Blonde Redhead

Messenger

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SW - Blonde Redhead

SW

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Publisher - Blonde Redhead

Publisher

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Heroine - Blonde Redhead

Heroine

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Top Ranking - Blonde Redhead

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Melody - Blonde Redhead

Melody

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Doll Is Mine - Blonde Redhead

Doll Is Mine

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My Impure Hair - Blonde Redhead

My Impure Hair

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Equus - Blonde Redhead

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In Particular - Blonde Redhead

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Anticipation - Blonde Redhead

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Pink Love - Blonde Redhead

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Magic Mountain - Blonde Redhead

Magic Mountain

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Maddening Cloud - Blonde Redhead

Maddening Cloud

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Violent Life - Blonde Redhead

Violent Life

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For the Damaged - Blonde Redhead

For the Damaged

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Here Sometimes - Blonde Redhead

Here Sometimes

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Girl Boy - Blonde Redhead

Girl Boy

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Equally Damaged - Blonde Redhead

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Astro Boy - Blonde Redhead

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A Cure - Blonde Redhead

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Dripping - Blonde Redhead

Dripping

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U.F.O. - Blonde Redhead

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Harmony - Blonde Redhead

Harmony

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Young Neil - Blonde Redhead

Young Neil

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Sciuri Sciura - Blonde Redhead

Sciuri Sciura

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Not Getting There - Blonde Redhead

Not Getting There

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This Is Not - Blonde Redhead

This Is Not

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Down Under - Blonde Redhead

Down Under

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Ballad of Lemons - Blonde Redhead

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Jewel - Blonde Redhead

Jewel

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Bean - Blonde Redhead

Bean

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Snippet - Blonde Redhead

Snippet

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Without Feathers - Blonde Redhead

Without Feathers

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Swing Pool - Blonde Redhead

Swing Pool

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Mama Cita - Blonde Redhead

Mama Cita

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Barragán - Blonde Redhead

Barragán

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10 Feet High - Blonde Redhead

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