Betty White
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Betty White

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
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Sludge metal. These guys are managed by Jesus Christ and booked by Salvador Dali. These guys would skull fuck your grandmother and she would be begging for more. Start with 6.

FCCs: 1, 3.
Reviewed by N&N.

1. FCC. Distorted vox and guitar to start, turns into a dirty punk triumph.
2. Punk inspired by insane clown posse? I think, maybe.
3. FCC. "I don't give a Fuck"
4. * Hot and heavy, punk that moves [you].
5. double bass, crazy percussion, military marching vox
6. ** heavy guitar+vox lace delicate distortion as if it where sugar cubes of LSD, recorded from the eye of a mosh pit
- Stanford College Radio


Even though this EP brings me back to some of the more adventurous underground rock of the early 80s, it remains defiantly hard to classify. Perhaps it hearkens back to a day when intrepid sonic explorers were really trying to change Rock and Pop music forever. Many British and Minneapolis bands from the first days of New Gesture are conjured here, sounds from a everything of thin drums and fat, fat guitars. Even though this EP brings me back to some of the more courageous in France Maquis disconcert of the beginning ‘80s, it remains defiantly distressingly to classify. Perhaps it hearkens back to a day when bold sonic explorers were positively maddening to switch In ruins and Pop music forever with some DIY ferocity. - Pirate Cat Radio


Discography

Robert James EP "Voz Roja" 2009
Betty White EP "Nosebleed" 2010

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Betty White (aka Robert James) is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, CA.

Born 1975 in Syracuse, New York, James picked up a guitar at 22. By age 30 he had developed his own unique sound: varying from experimental folk to the early origins of rock ‘n roll and punk. Depending on who you ask, Robert James and Betty White have been compared to a variety of artists ranging from reclusive folk singer Ed Askew to the more notable punk bands of the 70's, early 80's mixed with the alternative scene of the 90's.

Over the last six years James has consistently taken the stage in the greater Los Angeles area as well as San Francisco both as a solo artist and under the Betty White moniker.

Los Angeles venues:
Whisky A-Go-Go, The Smell, Little Joy, Cat Club, Rainbow Room, King-King, Silver Lake Lounge, l’ keg, The New LA Folk Fest, etc.

Bay Area venues:
The Stork Club, Eli’s Mile High Club, The Retox Lounge, Hemlock Tavern, etc.

His first experimental five-song folk EP “Voz Roja” was released in late 2009. Since then James has been a musical guest on San Francisco’s very own “Pirate Cat Radio” on numerous occasions and performed at "The New LA Folk Festival." Songs from "Voz Roja" have received college radio airplay throughout California, and was positively reviewed by Los Angeles’ highly regarded publication LA Record.

More recently, James formed a 3-piece punk band named “Betty White,” and self-published a six-song EP called “Nosebleed” in the fall of 2010. Since its release, Nosebleed has garnered rave reviews and receives college radio airplay throughout the country, as well as overseas. Betty White also performed on-air for LA radio’s 88.9 fm KXLU, March '11.

Returning to Los Angeles in the fall of 2011, Robert James, with new band in tow, is gearing up to get back into the studio to record his second solo EP "Chasing the Rabbit," as well as Betty White's first full-length LP "Abraham."