THUNDERPUSSY – ” Somebody To Love ” Jefferson Airplane Cover

Posted: April 16, 2019 in MUSIC
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Whitney Petty. guitarists for the band Thunderpussy is one of the most accomplished guitarists in the Pacific Northwest. Her energetic and powerful licks have most likely entered your ears via her band Thunderpussy or one of the many other projects she’s been a part of.

Thunderpussy have had a busy 2018. After a couple years filled with a steady stream of increasingly well-attended local performances and local festival billings, the group (Petty on guitar; Molly Sides, vocals; Leah Julius on bass; and Ruby Dunphy, drums) released their self-titled debut album and hit the road for a tour of the U.S. and UK, giving other parts of the world a taste of their theatrical and high-energy live show.

Clearly, Petty has good reasons to feel accomplished and excited for the future, but she’s quick to credit her bandmate’s talents and strength of character as the biggest contributors to the group’s success.

“On stage is really important,” she says. “Having great material is really important. And there’s this other thing, which is being present, kind, gracious, and just a good person.” She says this with confidence and a sense of relief comes off of her voice, her gratefulness radiating.

Not surprisingly, the band’s name has helped draw attention to their music as well. In fact, Thunderpussy is part of a large trademark case that has reached the Supreme Court. The case revolves around whether groups can claim trademarks on names or words that are considered to be “scandalous” by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Oral arguments will be made in mid-April in Washington D.C.

After all the trouble Thunderpussy has gone through on this issue, I certainly hope that they are granted the ability to trademark their band name.

Legal issues haven’t slowed the band down, musically. They are at work on a new album and, today, we’re excited to share their brand new single, a cover of Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody to Love,” a staple and fan favorite from their highly entertaining live show.

Thunderpussy performing Somebody To Love (Audio). under exclusive license to Stardog Records/Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc

Comments
  1. They’re an absolute blast live. A big part of it being that they are enjoying it so much themselves.

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