Alisa Alvarez

Alisa Alvarez

Real Name:
Alisa Wood
Alisa Wood (formerly Alisa Alvarez) is a Singer Songwriter and Poet well known for her work in the early Los Angeles Alternative and punk scene. 1982 - current. Her song," I Want to be a Prostitute" reached #7 on Rodney on the Roq, KROQ Charts. Debbie Peterson from The Bangels plays drums on this record. She also appears on Posh Boy's Music for Maniacs alongside David Bowie, the Germs, The Cramps, Henry Rollins. Alisa can be heard on Radio Tokyo Tapes volumes 1, 3, The Best of Radio Tokyo Tapes and Radio Tokyo Tapes Women. She received noteworthy reviews in the early 80's and 90's in LA Weekly, Bam Magazine, Venice Magazine, LA Rocks, Flipside and countless others, quoted as being a charming Chanteuse with an offbeat and acerbic sense of humor. With song titles such as "I love you like a thorn in my Side", "Animals get used for meat" The horror of traffic tickets, Pregnant teens who turn into beauty school hopefuls. Some of her more serious work is also reviewed, Her song " Wide Eyed Baby boy." where she discusses sexism, racism and the beauty of innocent children who don't notice skin color is written about in Bam Music Magazine. Also known for her band Alisa and the Dude Ranch. She is featured with Michael Meloan and Steven Meloan of the "Terminals" record. Their song "Chinatown" where Alisa sings lead vocal also received air play on KROQ and other alternative and college radio stations nationwide. Alisa and the Nomads, Alisa and Kendy. She also appeared recently in a musical duet with Miles Robinson of the Fifth Dimension.
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Alisa Alvarez Discography Tracks


E 1031 Various She Didn't Even Pay This Month's Rent Various - English As A Second Language (Talking Package)(2xLP, Album) Freeway Records, Enigma Records (3) E 1031 US 1983 Sell This Version


Various Beautician (as Alisa) Various - Radio Tokyo Tapes Volume 4 Women (Comp) Chameleon Records (2) US 1989 Sell This Version