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gina harlow and the cutthroats



Gina Harlow and the Cutthroats were icons in the hey-day of Punk and New Wave, in New York City. Their shows at Max’s Kansas City, CBGB’s, Trax, Heat, Hurrah’s, and The Mudd Club were legendary.

They shared the bill with The Heartbreakers at Max’s Kansas City, at SNAFU’s they shared the bill with the Johnny Average Band featuring Mick Ronson, they headlined the Beacon Theatre to a sold out audience, and performed at the original Copacabana several times. Gina Harlow & the Cutthroats - Live on Stage hit the stands as Billboard magazine’s “Recommended LP’s” when it debuted in 1978. The record was recorded in 1978 at Max’s Kansas City (the legendary New York City Punk/Rock club). The band consisted of Gina Harlow: Bass and Vocals; Jesse Davis: Guitar and Vocals; and Nick Fuse: Drums. It was released with no overdubs, preserving the raw and live sound of a new group in its infancy (it was their fourth gig). The band was a classic in the Punk Rock genre, all songs are original and reflect the social climate of the ’70s. Performing high-energy rock, the musical theme was a reflection of the era, served up with social, political and religious satire and a highly visual stage show with lots of interaction between Gina and Jesse. The group disbanded in the 1980, Gina Harlow continued to perform in New York, until 1985. Then, she disappeared… it was reported that she lived in an undisclosed location, with wild and savage head-hunters, until 2011, when Elvis is came to her in a dream… Well, she answered his call and she’s back, watch out, she’s wild.

“Gina Harlow and the Cutthroats lived in New York City during the seventies and eighties, we were described as New Wave, Nuevo Wavo, Punk, Kamikaze Rock… we were just writing songs and singing about what we saw, experienced, or believed in… We definitely wanted to shock and awake our audience, that’s why the nude photo of me on the cover. Watch and Listen!“ Gina Harlow