THE DONNAS - Spend The Night
This post is for you ladies. For all the women who read EM. I confess my sin of not posting more women in rock. So in the vibe of The Runaways, Girlschool, and Joan Jett...hers's The Donnas....KISS MEETS MC5 ....cowbell and all!!!
All band members were born in 1979. As best friends, they formed in the eighth grade to play for their school's "Day on the Green." The only girl band in their town Palo Alto, California, they were relatively unknown until they were out of high school. They are all self-taught musicians and practiced in Castellano's garage nearly every day during high school. They are sometimes described as a punk band, but the band itself denies any kind of affiliation with the punk rock movement.
Experimenting with different musical styles, they underwent a variety of band names (Screen, Ragady Anne, and The Electrocutes) before settling on The Donnas. They worked with producer Darin Raffaelli for their first two albums, the first of which, simply called The Donnas, was entirely written by Raffaelli and released on his own Superteem! record label. (It was later released again on Lookout! Records.) They took a week off of their senior year of high school to tour Japan and experimented with riot grrrl, calling themselves The Electrocutes. Afterwards, they signed with Lookout! Records. As the band grew, they were urged to sign with a major label company. In 2001, they signed with Atlantic Records.
Posted by wino at Thursday, March 29, 2007