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About Sally Timms

Best known for her tenure with the legendary Mekons, singer Sally Timms was born November 29, 1959 in Leeds, England; as a teen she became infatuated by glam rock, but it was the rise of punk which inspired her to pursue a musical career of her own, and in 1980 she collaborated with the Buzzcocks' Pete Shelley on the album Hangahar. Timms fronted her own all-female group the Shee Hees before joining the Mekons in 1985, debuting on the acclaimed Fear and Whiskey; two years later, she and backing outfit the Drifting Cowgirls issued an EP, The Butcher Boy. Timms continued balancing her Mekons duties with solo projects in the years to follow, further expanding upon the country influences which informed the band's albums like 1987's Honky Tonkin'; her first full-length solo effort, Somebody's Rocking My Dreamboat, appeared in 1988, although the follow-up, To the Land of Milk and Honey, was seven years in forthcoming. Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos surfaced in 1999. ~ Jason Ankeny

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