The Dresden Dolls

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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.
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Albums

imprec015 The Dresden Dolls - A Is For Accident: Collected Live Recordings 2001-2003 album art The Dresden Dolls A Is For Accident: Collected Live Recordings 2001-2003 (Album) Important Records (2) imprec015 US 2003 Sell This Version
none The Dresden Dolls - The Dresden Dolls album art The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls (Album) 8ft. Records none US 2003 Sell This Version
MCD-3530706 The Dresden Dolls - Yes, Virginia... album art The Dresden Dolls Yes, Virginia... (Album) Roadrunner Records MCD-3530706 Indonesia 2006 Sell This Version
RRCY-21308 The Dresden Dolls - No, Virginia... album art The Dresden Dolls No, Virginia... (Album) Roadrunner Records RRCY-21308 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
none The Dresden Dolls Live At Coney Island Not On Label (Amanda Palmer Self-released) none 2016

Singles & EPs

none The Dresden Dolls - Demo album art The Dresden Dolls Demo(CDr, EP) Not On Label none US 2001 Sell This Version
imprec021 The Dresden Dolls - Good Day album art The Dresden Dolls Good Day Important Records (2) imprec021 US 2003 Sell This Version
RR 3978-3 The Dresden Dolls - Coin-Operated Boy album art The Dresden Dolls Coin-Operated Boy (Single, Maxi) 8ft. Records RR 3978-3 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
none The Dresden Dolls - Girl Anachronism album art The Dresden Dolls Girl Anachronism (Single) Roadrunner Records none Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
none The Dresden Dolls - War Pigs album art The Dresden Dolls War Pigs(CDr, Single, Promo) 8ft. Records none UK 2004 Sell This Version
RDRR 10168-2 The Dresden Dolls - Backstabber album art The Dresden Dolls Backstabber (Single) Roadrunner Records RDRR 10168-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 906 The Dresden Dolls - Sing album art The Dresden Dolls Sing (Single) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 906 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 1050 The Dresden Dolls - Night Reconnaissance album art The Dresden Dolls Night Reconnaissance (Single) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 1050 US 2008 Sell This Version

Compilations

R1-547283 The Dresden Dolls - The Virginia Monologues album art The Dresden Dolls The Virginia Monologues(LP, Album, Comp, Ltd, Bla + LP, Blu + LP, Album, R) Rhino Records (2), 8ft. Records, Roadrunner Records R1-547283 USA, Canada & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
HBG/WAX003 The Dresden Dolls - The Art of Asking album art Amanda Palmer, The Dresden Dolls, Ben Folds Amanda Palmer, The Dresden Dolls, Ben Folds - The Art of Asking(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Hachette Audio HBG/WAX003 Europe 2018 Sell This Version

Videos

PROMODVD002 The Dresden Dolls - The Rise And Times Of album art The Dresden Dolls The Rise And Times Of 8ft. Records PROMODVD002 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
DVD09419 The Dresden Dolls - Paradise album art The Dresden Dolls Paradise Roadrunner Records DVD09419 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
DVD PROMO 003 The Dresden Dolls - Transgression / Untitled album art Fear Factory / Dresden Dolls* Fear Factory / Dresden Dolls* - Transgression / Untitled(DVD-V, Promo, Smplr) Roadrunner Records DVD PROMO 003 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
EREDV632 The Dresden Dolls - Live At The Roundhouse London album art The Dresden Dolls Live At The Roundhouse London Rajon Vision EREDV632 Europe 2007 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

RR PROMO 777 The Dresden Dolls - 4 Track Sampler + Girl Anachronism The Video album art The Dresden Dolls 4 Track Sampler + Girl Anachronism The Video(CD, Promo, Smplr + DVD-V, Promo) 8ft. Records RR PROMO 777 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
RDRR 10151-2 The Dresden Dolls - Selections From Yes, Virginia album art The Dresden Dolls Selections From Yes, Virginia(CD, Promo, Smplr) Roadrunner Records RDRR 10151-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
none The Dresden Dolls - Daytrotter Session album art Dresden Dolls* Daytrotter Session Daytrotter none US 2012
none The Dresden Dolls - I'm Going To Go Back There Someday album art The Dresden Dolls I'm Going To Go Back There Someday Not On Label (Amanda Palmer Self-released) none 2020