Band: The Dresden Dolls
Album: A Is For Accident
Release Date: August 2022
Music Genre: Punk Rock Avantgarde
Label: 8ft. Records
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 10 Tracks CD Album
The duo of The Dresden Dolls make music based around arrangements of drums (by Brian), piano and vocals (by Amanda), which they call their style of music "Brechtian Punk Cabaret". They started in mid-2000 in Boston, Massachusetts, releasing a compilation of live tracks, then their self-titled debut album. In spring 2005, they got set up as the opening band for Nine Inch Nails, even without Trent Reznor attending any of their live shows beforehand.
As of September 2008 the band are on an indefinate hiatus while Amanda works on her solo career and Brian plays with other bands.
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Notes on the band: Dresden Dolls are dolls made from a delicate porcelain from the German city of Dresden; then there's Dresden's history of being firebombed at the end of World War II in 1945.
The "Brechtian" part of "Brechtian Punk Cabaret" comes from 20th-century German poet, playwright, and theatrical reformer, Bertolt Brecht, who wanted audiences to think rather than become too involved with the story and characters.
|3||The Time Has Come||2:45|
|8||Bank Of Boston Beauty Queen||5:46|
Collected Live Recordings 2001-2003
Tracks 1 & 10 recorded live summer, 2002 at WERS in Boston, MA.
Tracks 2 & 6 recorded live 12/7/02 at TT The Bear's, Cambridge, MA. Mastered at Sonic Enhancements Specialists, Ltd.
Track 3 recorded live 9/12/02 at the Milky Way, Jamaica Plain, MA.
Track 4 recorded live 2/2/03 at Club Luxx, Brooklyn, NY. Mastered at Seizures' Palace.
Track 5 recorded live 10/3/02 at Sanders Theater in Cambridge, MA for the IgNobel Prize Ceremony.
Track 7 recorded live 10/20/01 at WBRS in Waltham, MA for "The Joint" (produced by Ofer Inbar).
The insert contains credits for an eleventh track, which does not feature on this version.
All songs © 2004 Eight Foot Music