Infobox musical artist
Name = Belly
Background = group_or_band
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Genre = Alternative
Years_active = 1991–1996
Label = Sire/Reprise,
Tanya DonellyThomas Gorman Fred Abong Gail GreenwoodChris Gorman
Belly was a rock band formed in 1991 by former
Throwing Musesmembers Tanya Donelly(who was also in The Breederswith Kim Deal) and Fred Abong. The band was based in Boston, Massachusetts, though all the original members grew up in Newport, Rhode Island. The band consisted of Donelly on lead vocals and guitar, Abong on bass guitar, Tom Gorman on guitar, and Chris Gorman on drums. Tom and Chris, who were brothers, were childhood friends of Donelly's; they had previously played in the hardcore punkband Verbal Assault.
Donelly named the band "Belly" because she thought the word was "both pretty and ugly". [http://www.4ad.com/belly/profile/] Their
EP" Slow Dust" (1992), made number one on the British indie chart. Soon after, their single Feed the Treemade the top 40 in the British chart and their first album, "Star" (1993), got good reviews from newspapers and rock magazines, and hit number two on the British chart.
United States, the album was RIAACertified Gold, largely based on the success of "Feed the Tree," on Modern Rock radio stations and MTV, where the video was featured as part of MTV's Buzz Binvideos and Alternative Nation video show for much of 1993. Two follow-up singles were released, "Gepetto" and "Slow Dog," but neither matched the initial success of "Feed the Tree." "Star" was consequently nominated for two Grammys.
Just after the release of "Star", bassist Fred Abong left and was replaced by
Gail Greenwood. Greenwood was originally a guitar player in a Boston-area metal band before being recruited to play bass in Belly. She became a main attraction at their shows, her hair wildly flying into her face as she stormed around the stage. The live sound of the band evolved to accommodate her style, with its shows featuring more electric guitarthan before and less of the dreamy quality of its 1st album.
As a result, the group's next album, "King" (1995), was more
rock and roll-oriented. The album was not a popular success and the band was stuck between mainstream and underground acceptance. "King" saw its numerous singles fail to sustain any significant airplay on Modern Rock radio. The videos for "Now They'll Sleep", "Super Connected" and "Bees" received little airplay on MTVUSA outside of limited airings on 120 Minutes, although they were well received on MTV Europe. Belly appeared on the April 20, 1995, cover of " Rolling Stone" magazine.cite web
title = Belly - RS 706 (April 20, 1995)
work = Rolling Stone
url = http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/belly/photos/collection/photo/1/large
accessdate = 2007-03-04 ]
In 1995, Belly was one of the support bands for R.E.M. on their world tour.
In 1996, Donelly broke up the band; she has since released several solo albums.
*"Slow Dust" (1992)
Feed the Tree" (1993)
*"Slow Dog" (1993)
*"Super Connected" (1995)
*"Now They'll Sleep" (1995)
*"Seal My Fate" (1995)
*"Are You Experienced" (1994)
*"Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix" (1993)
*"Just Say Roe (Just Say Yes Vol. 7)" (1994)
*"With Honors" (1994)
*"Sharks Patrol These Waters" (1995)
*"This Is Fort Apache" (1995)
*"Tank Girl" (1995)
*"Safe and Sound" (1996)
*"A Bunch O' Hits: The Best Rock...Volume 1" (1996)
*"In Defense of Animals, Volume 2" (1996)
*"The Rolling Stone Women in Rock Collection" (1998)
*"Lifetime Intimate Portrait: Women in Rock (1999)
*"Out of Bounds: A Journey Through Modern Rock" (1999)
*"Double Shot: Pop Alternative" (2000)
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