Silke Berlinn
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Silke Berlinn

Santa Monica, California, United States | INDIE

Santa Monica, California, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Post-punk




"Silke Berlinn Performs in San Francisco after Guitarist's Death"

Silke Berlinn returned to the stage on Friday night at Lennon Studios in San Francisco to a packed house. The lead singer for The Addictions, known for a passionate and innovative vocal style, had absented herself from New York City's underground punk music scene after the death of her guitarist, Keeth Paul Dailidenas. Speaking of Mr Dailidenas' death, a result of his addiction to heroin, Silke said, "First Jerry Nolan, then Keeth. Two of the great loves of my life. It was just too much. I just didn't want to sing anymore. Mr Nolan, of the New York Dolls & The Heartbreakers, died in the early 90s when he was hospitalised for meningitis. - New Music Express, London, UK, January, 2012


No Hype (with members of Blondie)
City Lights
Fast Floyd & The Famous Firebirds "Bizarre"
Silke Berlinn & The Addictions

Asphalt Punk, Disco Nazi, and Fantasy, from our upcoming album, are all receiving radio airplay from San Francisco to Melbourne, Australia



Silke Berlinn is the lead singer of neo-soul, avant-punk band "The Addictions"

Silke began singing in Catholic School girls' choirs at the age of five, and at 14, started her first band. At 15, Silke left home for San Francisco where she met Mink deVille founder, Fast Floyd, and joined the band. When Floyd had to leave Mink deVille due to warrants for his arrest in New York State, he and Silke started Fast Floyd & The Famous Firebirds, along with John Eppstein After having made numerous attempts on her life, Silke moved in with New York Dolls sound engineer and David Bowie guitarist, Keith Dailidenas with whom she formed "The Addictions."

Over the years, "The Addictions" attracted an all-star cast of top San Francisco and New York City underground musicians including Brendan Earley (The Mutants), Jerry Nolan (New York Dolls, Heartbreakers, Teenage Lust), Franko St Andrew (The Offs, Fast Floyd) Steve Berman (NYCs The Victims), Manhattan Rob Walsh, Frankie Infante and Clem Burke (Blondie), DeeDee Ramone (Ramones), Clarence Clemmons, Ruben Siguenza (Mink deVille), Steve McKay (Iggy Pop), The Hooters, and others

A first volume of poetry, "Conversation" was published by BC University Press during the throes of the psychotic break which caused Silke to leave singing for some time.Simultaneous to a singing career, Silke worked as a topless dancer; an exotic masseuse; in a Pacific Heights brothel; at Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre; as well an Off-Broadway. She's published two volumes of poetry, "Palace of Perversion" and "Conversation" and has completed a memoir: “Queen of the Underground� for which she currently seeks representation.

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