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Precious Metal’s story begins like many others in the eighties, with an ad in local music magazines. This time the writer was Susette Andres, drummer, and Mara Fox was the first to answer. Together they formed the first lineup of Precious Metal, entirely female following Mara Fox’s desires, who had a lifelong plan to start an all female band from the time she was 8 years old.

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Country: United States
History: 1983 – 1992
Status: Inactive
Style: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal

Biography:
Precious Metal’s story begins like many others in the eighties, with an ad in local music magazines. This time the writer was Susette Andres, drummer, and Mara Fox was the first to answer. Together they formed the first lineup of Precious Metal, entirely female following Mara Fox’s desires, who had a lifelong plan to start an all female band from the time she was 8 years old.

Among the components of Precious Metal, we should highlight Janet Robin, who received guitar lessons from none other than that of Randy Rhoads.

Sussette Andres was the one who put the band in touch with producer Paul Sabu, to soon after leave the band to play in a band called Wyld Heart.

With a contract with Polygram / Mercury, they released their debut album “Right Here, Right Now” in 1985, which was extracted the single “Bad Guys”, immortalized in a video that still appears on MTV.

It was followed by “That Kind Of Girl” in 1986 and “Precious Metal” in 1990, released by other labels. This album contained a version of “Two Hearts” by Bruce Springsteen, praised by him.

Duet to problems with the new label, Paul Sabu ceased to be the producer, but it was not the only one who left. Alex Rylance left Precious Metal after losing interest in the band. Her place was taken by Julia Farey, contacted in the usual way, through an ad in a music magazine.

The band eventually split but returned in 1998 to appear in the compilation on “What You See Is What You Get, The Very Best of Precious Metal”, which features 21 classics chosen by the band components themselves.

Leslie continued linked to music in and Invincible, Porno Church Of The Ugly Man, Haunted, Only Dead Fish Go With The Current and Kanary, publishing several albums and a compilation, while Janet Robin released a solo CD, “Open the Door” in 1998, “Out From Under” (2001), “After the Flood …” (2004) and “Days Of Summer” (2007).

Lineup:
Leslie Knauer – Vocals
Janet Robin – Guitar, keyboards, vocals
Mara Fox – Guitar, vocals
Julia Farey – Bass, vocals
Carol M. Control – Drums

Former members:
Alex Rylance – Bass, vocals
Susette Andres – Drums

Discography:
1985, “Right Here, Right Now” (LP)
1986, “Precious Metal” (EP)
1988, “That Kind Of Girl” (LP)
1990, “Precious Metal” (LP)
1998, “What You See Is What You Get; The Very Best Of Precious Metal” (Compilation LP)

Related links:
Precious Metal Official
Precious Metal @ Facebook
Precious Metal @ Myspace
Precious Metal @ Metal Maidens

Videos

 

Janet Robin nowadays (http://www.myspace.com/janetrobinmusic, http://www.janetrobin.com/):

Leslie Knauer currently in Kanary

3 comments

  1. Wow – I remember their remake of Mr Big Stuff. Memories …

  2. Hey Mara. This is Marcus Lindsey. You may not remember me, but waaaay back; 1984, I’d bodyguard several gigs for Precious Metal as the band toured the Hollywood strip. Working on my computer, I ran across your website. Though I may be mistaken, I remember seeing Precious Metal perform in John Water’s film, “Serial Mom”. Hope all is fine you and the band. Though I’m still struggling to act in the Hollywood Industry, I’m never discouraged. No quit in me at all. If you get the time, contact me. I just wanted to say “Hi”, talk about the past, etc… Look forward to hearing from you. Take care, Marcus.

  3. leslie has one hell of a voice she is the best female vocalist

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