Premiere – PAPER DOLL The Very Best Of Sister Tiffany Lee Linnes (Girlsville)

Paper Doll is an anthology compilation that highlights the work of Pacific NW punk queen and Medway Beat adjacent artist and musician, Sister Tiffany Lee Linnes.

Girlsville has hand selected favorites from her catalog spanning the past 20 years, including: The Stuck-Ups, Royal Pains, The Buffets, The Paper Dolls and The kILLER dILLERS. The set includes 3 previously unreleased selections. 2 from Paper Dolls, and 1 from Royal Pains.

The Stuck-Ups were a Seattle band that started around the turn of the century. They released two long players for Sympathy For The Record Industry, and a smattering of singles on various labels like Jonny Cat. The early stuff was influenced by UK77 bands like The Sick Things, combined with some Rip Off Records-style snot ala The Spoiled Brats.

The first iteration of the band was Tiffany (Guitar/Vox), Julie (Drums/Vox), and Jasmine (Bass/Vox). After a lineup shake up, the second iteration of the band had more New Wave leanings. Tiffany (Guitar/Vox) was joined by Meredith (Bass), Nora (Keys), and Justin (Drums). Side B includes the entirety of their side of a split 12″ with The Nasties that was released on now defunct UK label, Squirrel Records.

Royal Pains were a Seattle punk trio influenced by The Saints and The Rezillos. Tiffany (Bass/Vocals) joined forces with Owen (Guitar/Vox), and Ben (Drums) for this outing. They released one excellent single on Jonny Cat Records in 2005. A couple of selections from the Jonny Cat single are found here, and a previously unreleased demo called “Frustration”.

The Buffets were a Buff Medways tribute band ala Thee Headcoatees. They released one album and one split single for Damaged Goods Records in 2006. Featuring Tiffany (Guitar/Vox), Nurse Julie (Bass/Vox) and Bongo Debbie (Drums/Vox). “Strood Lights” features Miss Ludella Black (Thee Headcoatees) on lead vocals. Both tunes were recorded by Billy Childish and Engineered by Jim Riley at Ranscombe Studios, Rochester, England.

The Paper Dolls: Seattle girls (and boys!) in the garage with gang vocals and punk swagger. Tiffany (Guitar/Vox) is joined by Melanie (Bass/Vox), Chris (Guitar), Andrea (Tambourine, Vox), and Ben (Drums) Both selections from The Paper Dolls are previously unreleased and were recorded by Conrad Uno at Egg Studios in Seattle, 2008.

The kILLER-dILLERS: Seattle trio that touched on cowpunk and garage blues that brings to mind bands like The Gun Club, The Gories and X. Tiffany (Guitar/Vox) is joined by Frankie (Guitar/Vox), and Cid (Drums). The kILLER-dILLERS released one self titled full length on Organized Records, 2013.

PAPER DOLL The Very Best Of Sister Tiffany Lee Linnes is available for Pre-Order now via Girlsville.

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Courtney DelMar

Aside from writing about bands for 50THIRDAND3RD, CJDelMar runs the Girlsville Records imprint out of Portland, OR. Girlsville is home to bands like COACHWHIPS, HOOD RATS, TOWANDA, MR. AIRPLANE MAN, VIRVON VARVON, & THE PRISSTEENS.

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