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 A Is For Accident: Collected Live Recordings 2001-2003 — The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls A Is For Accident: Collected Live Recordings 2001-2003 (Album) Important Records (2) imprec015 US 2003 Sell This Version
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none The Dresden Dolls — The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls (Album) 8ft. Records none US 2003 Sell This Version
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1686 180812 Yes, Virginia... — The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls Yes, Virginia... (Album) Roadrunner Records 1686 180812 US 2006 Sell This Version
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RRCY-21308 No, Virginia... — The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls No, Virginia... (Album) Roadrunner Records RRCY-21308 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
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none The Dresden Dolls Live At Coney Island Not On Label (Amanda Palmer Self-released) none 2016
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Singles & EPs

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

R1-547283 The Virginia Monologues — The Dresden Dolls 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
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HBG/WAX003 The Art of Asking — The Dresden Dolls 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
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Videos

PROMODVD002 The Rise And Times Of — The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls The Rise And Times Of 8ft. Records PROMODVD002 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
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DVD09419 Paradise — The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls Paradise Roadrunner Records DVD09419 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
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DVD PROMO 003 Transgression / Untitled — The Dresden Dolls Fear Factory / Dresden Dolls* Fear Factory / Dresden Dolls* - Transgression / Untitled(DVD-V, Promo, Smplr) Roadrunner Records DVD PROMO 003 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
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EREDV632 Live At The Roundhouse London — The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls Live At The Roundhouse London Rajon Vision EREDV632 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
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BFD102 Brainwaves: November 17, 2006. Disc 2: Night 1 Part 2 — The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls, Edward Ka-Spel & The Silverman The Dresden Dolls, Edward Ka-Spel & The Silverman - Brainwaves: November 17, 2006. Disc 2: Night 1 Part 2(DVDr, Comp) Brainwashed Recordings BFD102 US 2008 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

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