The band members included: Johnette Napolitano, James Mankey, Gabriel Ramirez, Harry Rushakoff, Paul Thompson and Al Bloch.
Wow this band has been around for a long time. I had no idea. I thought they were just from the mid 1990s. Turns out they started in 1982. Another L.A. Band! Yay more home town heroes. The name Concrete Blonde is supposed to make fun of the big hair glam rock bands that use to play Hollywood in the early 1980s. Think Ratt and Van Halen. God were those bands ridiculous, but I heard they had a lot of fun back then.
The unique thing about this band is the lead singer’s (Johnette Napolitano) voice. It’s kind of a tough raspy voice. But it works well and it makes the band very distinguishable. They also seem to be kind of on the rockabilly side. Probably more in terms of visual style than music. But the song “Bloodletting” is definitely on the rockabilly side.
The band officially retired in 2006. The message was posted on Myspace of all places. Wasn’t that the year Myspace started to retire too? UPDATE: The band is back! As of 2010.