4. Young Girls (The Blackest Years Hidden Demo, begins @ 5:46 mark)
During Brody’s teenage years and while still living in Australia, her first band was a punk/grunge outfit called SOURPUSS. In 1995 they released a 7” vinyl titled “Solvent” and then in 1996 an EP CD titled “Tabouli.” They split after Brody had met Tim Armstrong (of Rancid) and relocated to Los Angeles, CA where The Distillers were formed. SOURPUSS consisted of Brody on vocals and lead guitar, Cobina Crawford on bass, Pree Lesley on guitar and Suzie Brown on drums. There were rumors that a rotating drummer for the band had been murdered while hitchhiking in the mid 1990’s. (Other members: “Sarah” and “Sheridan.”)
Some oldschool Sourpuss & Brody Dalle fun facts!
- One of the first songs Brody ever wrote after losing her virginity, titled “My Pink Hymen” was written in lipstick on the walls of a friend’s burned down house.
- Sourpuss rehearsed at the infamous Rock N Roll High School of Melbourne.
- Brody and Sarah were bestfriends.
- Before Bree was Brody, Brody often times spelt her name “Brodie.”
3. My Glass Slipper
Years active; 1993-1997.
“The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprise” - Devo Cover
”I Will Refuse” - Pailhead Cover
”Do You Wanna Dance?” - Ramones Cover
”Borderline” - Adam Freeland Feat. Brody Dalle
In December 2008, Spinnerette saw their first release; an EP consisting of four tracks to preview the upcoming debut full-length release, “SPINNERETTE.” Of the four tracks on the EP, all made it on the album’s release but “Bury My Heart.”
You can purchase the “Ghetto love - EP” by Spinnerette here.
1. Ghetto Love
2. Valium Knights
3. Distorting a Code
4. Bury My Heart
For the fans of Brody who have all the albums that are HER’S (which are “The Distillers,” “Sing Sing Death House,” “Coral Fang,” and “Spinnerette”), you may or may not know about some of the hidden gems in which Brody is featured.
This blog will give you a little taste.
Queens of the Stoneage (Feat. Brody Dalle and Shirley Manson) - “You’ve Got a Killer Scene There, Man”
Nosfell (Feat. Brody Dalle and Josh Homme) - “Bargain Healers”
Leftover Crack (Feat. The Distillers) - “Muppet N.A.M.B.L.A.”
Boots Electric (Feat. Brody Dalle) - “Boots Electric Theme”
T.F.F. [The Fantasic Four, Soundtrack] (Feat. Brody Dalle, Nick Zinner, Chris Cestor, JET and Dolf De Datsum) - “I’ll Take You Down”
Transplants (Feat. Brody Dalle) - “Weigh on my Mind”
Transplants (Feat. Brody Dalle) - “Tall Cans in the Air”
If there’s a track missing, share!
In 1999, through Hellcat Records, The Distillers released a 7” EP titled “Oldscratch”
Thanks to the powers of BrodyDalle-Webs, my pal’s website, distillers.clairebear.com (formerly Beat Your Heart Out) & YouTube, here are the recordings for your listening pleasure.
2. L.A. Girl
3. Colossus USA