Cherri Bomb is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, CA, formed in 2008. The original line-up was Julia Pierce (lead vocals, lead guitar), Miranda Miller (ryhthm guitar, keyboards), Rena Lovelis (bass), and Nia Lovelis (drums). But, in 2013, the band parted ways with Pierce, and she was replaced with Casey Moreta, a dude. And, by the way, the average age of the band members, in 2012, was 14! But, listening to their music, you wouldn’t know unless, well, you knew. The band is not named after the classic song from The Runaways, but after a book about living like a rock chick. Now, this band worships the ground Dave Grohl walks on and, as such, they sound like an all-female version of Foo Fighters. But, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
In 2011, Cherri Bomb signed with Hollywood Records and, later that year, released the EP, “Stark,” which included a cover of Foo Fighters‘ “The Pretender.” And, you can’t deny Dave Grohl‘s influence on the song “Already Dead.” But, it’s a good song, regardless. In 2012, Cherri Bomb released their first full-length, “This Is The End Of Control,” which is a damn good alternative rock album made by four girls way too young to make such a damn good alternative rock album! But, it’s also more proof that Foo Fighters were a major influence on these young girls. “Better That Way” and “Raw Deal” sound like songs that Dave Grohl wrote but never recorded. But, they rock as Cherri Bomb‘s own, too. “Shake the Ground” was heard in the mega-blockbuster The Avengers (2012), which was partially filmed here in Cleveland. I didn’t see the movie, nor do I have the desire to. I like comics, but not superheroes. And, “Let It Go,” from the EP, is good, but “Too Many Faces” is an absolute gem, and worth the price of admission alone. I love this song, especially the lyrics, like these: “Always laying the blame / You’re never one and the same / Could it be that you’re afraid to look inside and find / You’ll never get it right.” Yeah. Anyway, “Act the Part” and “Heart Is a Hole” ar two more cool tracks. The last track, “Hold On,” surprisingly, is a garage rocker that would have fit right in on the 1986 album “Stop Pretending” by the great all-female garage band, The Pandoras. Wait. The late lead singer of The Pandoras was Paula Pierce, and the ex-lead singer of Cherri Bomb is Julia Pierce! Coincidence? Probably. But, I sure would love to hear Cherri Bomb cover “In And Out Of My Life (In A Day).” Watch some videos here:
Website: Cherri Bomb Official Website