Jezebelle


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Punk Rock has always been about rebellion, about going against the grain and making music that was angry, raw and not watered down like many of the mainstream's biggest rock bands. To many Rock was meant to be raw, and not meant to fit into the now established stereotype. In the early 1990's, the sight of an all-girl rock band wasn't new, but an all-girl band that sounded more like Motorhead or the Ramones than more contemporary all girl rock bands like 'The Runaways', and 'Girlsschool' as different. At this point most all girl groups were major label manufactured groups where their looks and personality were more important than the music, for Jezebelle, they wanted to go out and prove they were different, rockers with attitude and a rough and reckless image. This mentality was important to them, going as far as to kick one of their guitarists for being 'too blonde and girly'.

The band formed in 1988, gigging extensively over the next two years supporting the likes of soon to be fellow label mates 'Slammer', as well as fellow all girl rock band 'Ice Age', 'Bomb Disneyland' and many others. The band would then headline the famous 'Marquee' venue in London the following year, a proving ground for many other bands that would sign to Heavy Metal Records in the 80's and 90's. The band then supported another Heavy Metal Records' band 'Marshall Law' on a 15 date UK tour. In Autumn 1989 the band signed to 'Heavy Metal Records' and released their debut album 'Bad Attitude' in May 1990. The band were constantly featured in some of Rock's most iconic magazines, including 'Metal Hammer', 'Kerrang!', 'Raw' and even magazines like 'The Sport'.

Unfortunately despite releasing a solid album, it never generated the interest it deserved and shortly after it's release and a few UK shows, the band split up when bassist 'T.C.' left the band. Unable to find a replacement who had the same mindset, their once promising future quickly turned sour and the band would later split up. Another promising and exciting band's career cut short by the withering state of the British Rock scene in the 90's.