The most outrageous band in history
RockBitch, a British rock band, has had many different line-ups over the years. Their most successful and productive period was the late 1990’s, when the band became mostly female.
Originally called “Red Abyss”, the girls in the band threw all the guys out, apart from the lead guitarist “the beast”, who the girls considered “one of them”. Apparently the guys were not productive enough.
The beast eventually went on to be manager\producer of the band and Luci took up guitar in his place.
WARNING: This post contains graphic nudity
WARNING: This post contains graphic nudity
This is RockBitch
The band are all practicing pagans and lesbian or bisexual, feminists and live in a converted monastery in Metz, France.
They believe all women are sexually repressed and should have the right to enjoy their sexuality in any way they want to, just like men.
Red Abyss changed their name to RockBitch and toured from 1992 to 2002.
The refreshing thing about RockBitch was they don’t hate men, they understand men’s sexual desires and appreciate, rather than berate, them. Sexual freedom of expression for all, is their aim.
Of course, this did not go down too well with local authorities in Europe, where they tried to play live. RockBitch were soon banned from performing in a lot of European cities.
Seeing RockBitch live is something nobody would ever forget. Even today, YouTube will not host some of their videos.
Their live stage show was a combination of fantastically original and powerful Rock\Punk\Goth music with a live hardcore, mostly lesbian, sex show.
The show often included members of the audience, with men, as well as women, joining in the fun.
The sexual side of the band’s act led to their musical talents being partly ignored. Julie Worland, the lead singer, has an enormously powerful voice and would surely give Janis Joplin a run for her money.
The music itself may be an acquired taste, but most people that enjoy Metal, Goth, or Punk would most likely enjoy it, a lot.
Band members during the late 1990’s.
- Julie Worland – Vocals
- Lisa Wills “Babe” – Vocals\Guitar
- Amanda Smith-Skinner “The Bitch” – Bass
- Nikki Fay – Keyboard
- Joanne Heeley – Drums
- Luci- Sex slave\guitar
- Tony Skinner, “the Beast” – Lead guitar
- Chloe. Sex magic priestess
- Suna Dasi, “Kali”. Sex magic priestess
- Martine. Sex magic priestess
The band itself was made up from members of a polyamorous commune, based in Metz, France. The commune was originally founded by Amanda and Tony Skinner.
A few of the mentionable parts of the live act included:
- The infamous “golden condom” was thrown into the audience and whoever caught it was taken backstage for a private sex session with one or two members of the band.
- Making out (for real) with a blow-up “Cindy doll” meant to represent the actress Cindy Crawford.
- A lot of oral sex and masturbation.
- Pagan Rituals. One including urinating and spitting it out onto the audience.
- A guy in the audience wears a strap-on dildo on his head and pleasures Babe through a whole song while she desperately tries to play guitar. “The only dick-head I’ve ever liked,” said Lisa.
- And many, even more, outrageous acts. See the RockBitch videos & find out for yourself.
The Naked walk
But for me, the most amazing thing RockBitch ever did was when, Babe, Luci, and Nikki walked through a busy Amsterdam totally naked (except for boots) and in broad daylight.
Now that takes balls, so to speak. The video of that day out was used for the song “Diva”, not one of their best songs, unfortunately. You can watch it now, below.
The following video is a fun practice session for “Whore Of Satan” and one of my favourite behind the scenes videos and a great song too.
You can listen to some RockBitch Mp3’s and watch lots more RockBitch videos on their Website at rockbitch.com.
Motor Driven Bimbo
The band only released one studio album, Motor Driven Bimbo in 1999.
RockBitch. Motor Driven Bimbo Track list:
- The Church
- Sex & The Devil
- Essex Girl
- Tell Me
- Bride of Christ
"I've fucked every nationality, and I can tell you there's no one dirtier than an Essex Girl!" From, Essex Girl, Motor Driven Bimbo by RockBitch.
A second album called Psychic Attack was recorded in 2002 but never released.
The tracks on the unreleased Psychic Attack album were:
- Choir Of Hell
- Love Dies
Even though Motor Driven Bimbo was fairly well received, the band were dropped by their record label soon after, for reasons as yet unknown outside the band.
Other tracks not on albums include: Fist fuck, Cindy, Up & Down, Tick Tock, Whore of Satan. These tracks can be found live on the Bitchcraft DVD.
In an interview with Kali & Lisa Wills Lisa was asked what 'Motor Driven Bimbo' meant.
Motor Driven bimbo is a reference to industrialised sexuality – for example the way female sexuality in particular is used as spice or packaging by every selling industry. Not just the music biz – but always with a solid vein of hypercritical self denial -quote example ” we’re not really like this we’re just doing it for the video ” type thing – where as WE really ARE like this and not just doing it for any damn reason other than that’s the way we live. source: metalliville.co.uk
Above video, the musically awesome, very sexually explicit, Suffragette. What a brilliant riff!
In 1997 the band was asked by a teacher friend to play a gig for his pupils at his primary school in England. (some of the pupils were as young as 8).
The girls toned the show down and renamed themselves as “Rocky Beaches” for the night. They wore modest clothing, and sang no sexual songs
If you REALLY want to get to know RockBitch, a 75-minute documentary called “Bitchcraft” was made by a Dutch TV channel (in English).
This brilliant documentary tells and shows you everything you needed or wanted to know about the band. It also shows the band’s live stage show.
Bitchcraft follows the girls individually, talks to them and shows you around their pagan based commune, you really feel you know the girls personally after watching it.
At the time of writing, this RockBitch collectors item is on Amazon, for now, there are two copies available. It’s costly but worth every penny.
The Collection [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
It’s all over
“Following continued pressure from British Interpol about its sexually driven themes and performances, RockBitch ceased performing in 2002” Source:Wikipedia
Another reason it ended could be that gigs in the UK were often pulled at the last minute. This was a ploy used by officials to cost the band unsustainable financial losses.
Their last ever gig was in Worcester, UK.
“We are professional musicians. The commune is solely financially supported by the band, and rich we are not – in fact if we didn’t live communally there’s no way we could have carried on as long as we have with these kind of losses. In the past we’ve lost 44 dates at once, we’ve lost 20 dates at once, we’ve had a (false) statement that we broke restrictions faxed to every venue on an English tour resulting in the last nine dates being pulled – we survived it.
“But we can’t afford to live like this any longer…”
The commune and most of the members of the band are still together in 2016.
In 2005 they played as a band known as MT-TV, but without the sex and nudity of RockBitch.
Their U.S tour was released on a DVD called Shevolution (which does not seem to be available anywhere at the time of writing)
In 2006 Amanda Smith-Skinner and Jo Heeley formed the band Syren with singer Erin Bennett in 2006.
Nikki Fay also joined Syren on tour for keyboards. If you get the chance then Check out their best song “Seasons“, sorry about the poor quality video link.
In 2011, drummer Jo Heeley died of breast cancer, all the band were with her at the end. The song “The End” by Syren was written in memory of Jo.
Amanda gave up her musical career shortly after.
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- Luci’s Love Child (Red Abyss) (1992)
- Rockbitch Live In Amsterdam (1997)
- Bitchcraft (concert and documentary video\DVD (1997)
- The Bitch O’Clock News, reports and clips video (1998)
- Motor Driven Bimbo CD (1999)
- Psychic Attack (unreleased) CD (2002)
- Sex, Death and Magick (concert/documentary video, 2002)
November 2016 update:
I have just stumbled upon a free download of the documentary “This is RockBitch“, it’s very rare. I was excited as I have never seen it before.
The recording Is excellent quality and reveals lots I never knew about the band. I will add new information that I learn from the video in this post soon.
If you want the download link, all I ask is that you give this post a like on your FaceBook, Twitter or G+ to reveal the link.
I want this post to get to the number one spot on Google and genuine social media likes and shares can really help, as well as comments.
If you like RockBitch’s lyrics, you can get all the lyrics for Motor Driven Bimbo here.
To finish up, here is a link to a good interview with Babe by Crud Music Magazine.
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