A video clip of the legendary female-fronted metal act BITCH performing the song "Live for the Whip" at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany in June 2003 has been posted online at this location.Alex Henderson of All Music Guide had the following to say about BITCH: "Although BITCH never headlined any arenas, the Los Angeles-based heavy metal quartet enjoyed a cult following that loved its amusing odes to bondage and S&M. BITCH's main attraction was lead singer Betsy Bitch, who portrayed a dominatrix from hell and sang about the pleasures of whips, chains, handcuffs, gags and other toys. The whole thing was very humorous and tongue-in-cheek, but critics of the controversial band (which ranged from liberal feminists on the left to Christian fundamentalists on the right) failed to see the humor of titles like 'Live for the Whip' and 'Be My Slave'. "Originally from New Jersey, Betsy spent much of her adult life in L.A. and was in her 20s when BITCH was formed in 1981. The following year, BITCH signed with Metal Blade and recorded its debut EP, 'Damnation Alley', followed by 'Be My Slave' (the bands first full-length LP) in 1983. It wasn't until 1987 that BITCH recorded its next album, 'The Bitch Is Back', and by that time, BITCH (which also included guitarist David Carruth, bassist Ron Cordy and drummer Rob by Settles) had toned down its bondage/S&M references." For more information, visit BITCH's newly launched official web site at this location.
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