Women Music March 2022 – Day 3 – Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless

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Taylor Momsen live on Warped Tour kickoff, 2010

music is where I can be me
–Taylor Momsen

Taylor Michel Momsen (born July 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, model, and former actress. Momsen has been the front woman of the American rock band The Pretty Reckless since their inception in 2009.

In March 2009, Momsen stated in an interview with OK! magazine that her band, The Pretty Reckless, had signed a deal with Interscope Records. The band played on their first tour opening for The Veronicas on their Revenge Is Sweeter Tour in spring 2009. After the tour, Momsen began working with guitarist Ben Phillips, who would soon join the band. Momsen subsequently swapped out her former bandmates. She co-writes songs with Phillips; in addition to lead vocals, Momsen also plays rhythm guitar.

The band’s debut album Light Me Up was released on August 30, 2010 in the UK, where it debuted at number 6, as well as at number 18 in Ireland. The first single “Make Me Wanna Die” was released on May 30, 2010, while the second single “Miss Nothing” which was released on August 23, 2010 peaked at number 39. “Just Tonight” was released as the album’s third single. Songs from this album have featured in the movie Kick-Ass as well as the television series The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl.

The Pretty Restless Discography:

Studio albums

4

Music videos

14

EPs

2

Singles

13

Promotional singles

4

One thing to share:
Momsen was signed with Ford Models at a very young age:

My parents signed me up with Ford [Modeling] at the age of 2. No 2-year-old wants to be working, but I had no choice. My whole life, I was in and out of school. I didn’t have friends. I was working constantly and I didn’t have a real life.

Official website: Death by Rock and Roll

I had to include this single that amazingly includes, Kim Thayil (guitar) and Matt Cameron (drums) both formerly of Soundgarden and Matt now the long-time drummer of Pearl Jam.

This woman has a kickass voice!

12 Comments Add yours

  1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I’ve listened to her for the past few years. What first got me was the connection to the Grinch. Cindy Lou Who grew up! I’ve liked what I’ve heard from her…she is devoted to music.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I think I heard of her from Steve for the Deaf last year and put her name on my list. Cool you’ve been listening to her for a few years. This new album with Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron (not sure if they only feature on this song or throughout) is one I will probably pick up if they do. She can’t match Chris Cornell’s voice but dayum she’s close.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I found out when I read she played Cindy Lou Who…that got my attention because it was just unexpected…from then on I started to listen to her. At first I thought it was just another Hollywood type trying to get into music…but I was dead wrong…she has the chops and the attitude to go with it.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          So we can thank Dr. Seuss for leading you to her 🙂

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            Yes! He has led me to many things lol.

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  2. Dale says:

    She does have a kickass voice!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 I wish I had music emojis right now.

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  3. Momsen definitely has a strong voice. The name The Pretty Reckless immediately rang a bell – no wonder since I had previously included the group in a new music revue with a tune from their then-new album “Death by Rock and Roll” – sometimes, I sadly need to search my own blog to remember these things!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh wow I had forgotten you covered them also. It’s cool that we are giving her coverage 🙂

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  4. memadtwo says:

    Reminds me of a more refined Chrissie Hynde. (K)

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  5. Carol anne says:

    Will have a listen to her! Hadnt ever heard of her before now!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Please do 🙂

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