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Betty Kracker
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Mix equal parts punk, new wave, pop and rock, blend furiously, and bake at wicked high heat until crunchy!

That's the quick deskription of the sound of the Vancouver, BC, Canada's Betty Kracker!
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Band History:
The current lineup features original members Shannon Hallett (drums, vocals) and Lisa e (guitar, vocals), plus Trevor Thompson (guitar, vocals, also in The Rain and The Sidewalk) on guitar and Ryan Schmidt (bass, vocals, ex-Salmon Arm, ex-Motorama) who joined in 2007.

Betty Kracker have just released Bent Outta Shape, a new CD combination of punknroll edge with dips into postpunk and progmetal.

The new line-up debuted at Facefest 2007 to a packed Railway Club in Vancouver, and the band has performed many terrific shows through the last couple of years.

The debut ep Easy Bay Coven was released in October 2006 to national acclaim (The Nerve, Exclaim, MaximumRockandRoll, Absolute Underground all loved it).

Betty Kracker kicked off their live music takeover in 2004 at Vancouver's FaceFest, at the historic Railway Club. Dozens of shows in the Vancouver area ensued. The song "S.C.W." was recorded soon after at FacePlant for the Red Cat Records anti-Gordon Campbell (BC premier) compilation Citizen's Rule, released in spring of 2005.
Your influences?
lessee - Joy Division, The Gun Club, Frightwig, Nina Hagen, The Gits, Sonic Youth, Throwing Muses, Lena Lovich, Violent Femmes, B-52s, The Pixies, XTC, DOA, Siouxsie and the Banshees, X-Ray Spex, The Undertones, the Melvins, Crass, Buzzcocks, Young Canadians, the Damned, The New York Dolls, The Ramones, Nomeansno, the Dirty Harriets, PJ Harvey, Gang of Four, David Bowie, Kiss, The Replacements, Bad Brains, Subhumans, the Sex Pistols, Patti Smith, Misfits, The Jam, X, The Clash, for starters...
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