Bette Davis & The Balconettes
The band were a punk rock cacaphony. It's most famous song was "Shergar" (The Wonder Horse). The song was an FF #14 on the John Peel show in '97. "Shergar" was originated by their drummer Norwood as a galloping horsey drumroll ode to early Clint Eastwood's "Rawhide" and morphed instantly into "Shergar" by Sam, the band's vocalist.
The song made it's debut at the Manchester Roadhouse on 7 May '96. Three days before the show, the band plastered Wilbraham Rd with fliers bearing the infamouse horsehead profile of Shergar as used by the IRA amidst great laughter. Three weeks later, the IRA bombed Manchester city centre.
Singles & EPs
|DAMGOOD 136||Bette Davis And The Balconettes*||Shergar (7", Single)||Damaged Goods||DAMGOOD 136||UK||1997||Sell This Version|
|6964011||Bette Davis & The Balconettes||Paul Power T-Shirt (7", Single)||Baby Boom||6964011||UK||1997||Sell This Version|
|6964012||Bette Davis & The Balconettes||0898 (7")||Baby Boom||6964012||UK||1997||Sell This Version|
|Slampt 51||Bette Davis & The Balconettes||Celebrity Fuckers (7")||Slampt||Slampt 51||UK||1998||Sell This Version|
|DAMGOOD 157||Bette Davis & The Balconettes||Surf, Surf, Kill, Kill (7")||Damaged Goods||DAMGOOD 157||UK||1998||Sell This Version|