- Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Courtney Taylor-Taylor performing live in 2003
Background information Birth name Courtney Taylor Born July 20, 1967 Origin Portland, Oregon, United States Genres Alternative rock Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums Associated acts The Dandy Warhols, The Beauty Stab, Nero's Rome
Courtney Taylor-Taylor (born Courtney Taylor on 20 July 1967) is an American singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon. He is the lead singer and guitarist of alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols, a band he co-founded. The vast majority of the band's songs are written by Taylor-Taylor, including hits "We Used to Be Friends" and "Bohemian Like You".
Taylor-Taylor recalls sticking out in his hometown of Beaverton as a teenager. "You don't fit in if you're a make-up-wearing weirdo, surrounded by large, clumsy guys and cheerleaders." He found refuge in the work of Friedrich Nietzsche and Kurt Vonnegut, both of which have been referenced in The Dandy Warhols' work – "Nietzsche" from Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia, and Vonnegut in the title of the band's fourth studio album, Welcome to the Monkey House, directly referencing his assortment of short stories of the same name.
Non music career
He made a cameo appearance in the film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (credited as Courtney Alan Taylor).
In 2009, Taylor-Taylor released a graphic novel titled One Model Nation.
He attended Sunset High School in Beaverton, a suburb of Portland, Oregon, and studied sociology, psychology, and music at Cascade College, also in Portland. It was here he met future bandmate Peter Holmstrom. After graduating, he worked as a mechanic while playing drums for the local band Nero's Rome.
Courtney informally added the second Taylor to his last name around 1999.[dead link] One theory for this name change involves Courtney repeating his last name for clarity while leaving a message on the telephone. The taker of the message mistook his name as "Taylor-Taylor".[dead link]
Like his cousin and fellow bandmate Brent DeBoer, Taylor-Taylor is of Dutch ancestry.
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- ^ Dandy Warhols FAQ[dead link]
- ^ Dandy Warhols FAQ[dead link]
- ^ Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Brent DeBoer (3 October 2006). The Dandy Warhols - A Hard Day's Night (live acoustic in SF). YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyr0M2WJU3E. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
Studio albums Compilation albumsCome On Feel the Dandy Warhols · The Capitol Years 1995–2007 EPsLittle Drummer Boy · Tales from Slabtown · Tales from Slabtown Vol. 2 · Bohemian Like You Australian Tour · Earth to the Remix E.P. Volume One · Earth to the Remix E.P. Volume Two Singles"The Dandy Warhols' T.V. Theme Song" · "Ride" · "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" · "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth" · "Boys Better" · "Get Off" · "Bohemian Like You" · "Godless" · "We Used to Be Friends" · "You Were the Last High" · "Plan A" · "Smoke It" · "All the Money or the Simple Life Honey" · "Horny as a Dandy" · "Have a Kick Ass Summer (Me and My Friends)" · "Good Luck Chuck" · "The World Come On" · "Mission Control" · "Blackbird" Related articles
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