I Smell a Massacre
One of the newer entries in the “female fronted metal bands” category, Butcher Babies consist of singers Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, and three somewhat talented guys that nobody gives a flying fuck about playing the instruments. They gained popularity primarily due to the ladies’ concert outfits: short shorts, ripped stockings, and nipple tape – an homage to their hero Wendy O. Williams (the band’s name comes from a Plasmatics song).
I don’t mean to sound like I’m totally ripping them. They’re actually decent (I wouldn’t put them up here if I didn’t enjoy the music), and I’m digging the singles from Goliath, their latest album: Magnolia Blvd and I Smell a Massacre (below). But let’s face it, they got famous because they’re hot, have boob jobs, and wore next to nothing on stage.
They ditched the nipple tape look not to long ago, so it’ll be interesting to see if they can maintain their popularity while wearing clothes! After all, even in the rock world, you can’t survive on looks alone.