Tairrie B.

Real Name:
Theresa Beth Murphy
Profile:
Tairrie B.’s first notable foray into music was as one half of the HI-NRG/synth-pop duo Bardeux in the mid-1980’s. She appeared on the single Three-Time Lover (and also graced the cover). After an apparent falling out with the group’s svengali (Jon St. James of SSQ and Stacey Q fame), Tairrie next released a solo album in 1990, The Power Of A Woman. She took a totally different direction, emerging as the only white female rapper on Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records, and the sound was ‘hardcore’ rap, not the pop-rap that most female rappers were into at the time (Her love of rap was explored on the short ‘shout-out’ cut on the Bardeux single – and she disses the whole Bardeux project on the track ‘Ruthless Bitch’). The album wasn’t a success, and Tairrie wanted to change up her sound by making it harder. She left Ruthless and formed the band Manhole (later named Tura Satana for legal reasons). Again Tairrie changed up her sound, this time shouting her raps over hardcore metal. Tura Satana broke up after their second album, and Tairrie formed another group, My Ruin, which was even harder, verging on death metal with Tairrie rapping, screaming and growling over heavy beats and guitars. She also formed spoken word duo The LVRS with boyfriend/bandmate Mick Murphy.
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Albums

Tairrie B. - The Power Of A Woman album art Tairrie B. The Power Of A Woman (Album) MCA Records, Comptown Records US 1989 Sell This Version
none Tairrie B. - Single White Female album art Tairrie B. Single White Female(13xFile, MP3, Album) Not On Label (Tairrie B Self-released) none US 2012
Tairrie B. - Vintage Curses album art Tairrie B* Vintage Curses (Album) Not On Label (Tairrie B Self-Released) 2015

Singles & EPs

Tairrie B. - Swingin' Wit' "T" album art Tairrie B. Swingin' Wit' "T" (Single, Maxi) MCA Records, Comptown Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Tairrie B. - Murder She Wrote album art Tairrie B* Murder She Wrote (Single) MCA Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
House Of Capricorn Tairrie B. - Beware The Crone (Hecate Remix) album art Tairrie B. Beware The Crone (Hecate Remix)(7xFile, Single) Not On Label (Tairrie B Self-released) House Of Capricorn US 2015
none Tairrie B. - BTCHCRVFT (Mediatrix Remix) album art Tairrie B. BTCHCRVFT (Mediatrix Remix)(7xFile, Single) House Of Capricorn, The none US 2016

Miscellaneous

none Tairrie B. - Wicked Witch Of The West Coast (Mediatrix Remix) album art Tairrie B* Wicked Witch Of The West Coast (Mediatrix Remix)(File, FLAC) Not On Label (Tairrie B. Self-released) none 2015
none Tairrie B. - Sky Above, City Below (Mediatrix Remix) album art Tairrie B* Sky Above, City Below (Mediatrix Remix)(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Tairrie B. Self-released) none US 2015