Brody Dalle. (Influential Women In Music Part 1)

7 03 2009


Like so many (both men and women) I am in love with a certain woman named, Brody Dalle.

For a long time I wondered what it is about Brody that makes us fall in love with her, apart from her being ridiculously beautiful of course.

She just oozes strength and power. Yes, I do believe that there is something powerful about a woman who can play an instrument, especially guitar.

Throughout secondary school I was bullied and I used music as my way of ignoring the fuckers who hurt me (sometimes having your music blaring into your ears is acceptable) and The Distillers were one of few bands that made me think “fuck you, I’m not going to be some weak piece of shit that you can hurt.” To this day, City Of Angels can make me so happy even if everything has gone to shit.


Brody Dalle’s voice is unique, powerful and sexy. A few weeks ago, I saw her new band Spinnerette play. I never saw The Distillers, but seeing Spinnerette is easily in my Top 5 favourite gigs. The energy all band members gave off was beautiful. Everyone in the crowd adored Brody and every so often you’d hear someone shout out “you’re a sexy bitch.” I don’t know if using bitch was necessary, but you know- she’s still sexy.


Her voice sends shivers down your spine and makes you wish you could sing like her. Which, if you’re female (like myself) proves to be quite a difficult task. I sound like I’ve smoked a stupid amount when I try to sing like Brody, but in my head- I sound really good!

Coral Fang will always be one of my favourite albums. So many memories with that album, it never fails to bring a smile to my face. If I was stuck on a desert island, I’d survive listening to Coral Fang none stop. I suppose it’d be the perfect place to practice singing like Brody!


What I love about Brody’s new band, Spinnerette, is that you get to hear her sing properly now. She has such a strong voice, regardless of what she does with it. She screams better than most male singers and sings with such power. Anyone who fails to see the beauty and strength in Brody Dalle is missing a few brain cells.

Although most singers dislike being labelled as a role model, Brody is a positive role model for females to have. She is someone damn near everyone should admire. Some may say use the word “troubled” for her earlier life, but look at what she has achieved and has become.

Spinnerette’s gig the other proved exactly this. So many girls were emulating Brody’s early image from The Distillers from the mowhawks to the clothes- she is a massive influence and is quite possibly the most important female in rock right now.




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