angst meets kitsch


"Beer, Dykes, and Loud-Ass Music" was Shitting Glitter's hallmark. And while their shows generally included a healthy dose of all three, there was always quite a bit more to the equation.
Beginning as a duo of Amy Crosby and Von Edwards, the pair dubbed themselves Short Haired Girls Club and began writing songs together, performing them at softball games and lesbian house parties around their neighborhood of West Hollywood, CA. Songs such as Grady and Post No Bills inspired Kansas transplant Devin Tait to first become a groupie and later, a member.
Changing their name to Shitting Glitter to reflect the trio's dirty sense of glam (as well as a social commentary on extremist LA commercialism and the nation's backwards conservative movement), a drummer and guitars were added to the lineup for live shows and studio recording.
The EP Hot Rod was released six months later and was followed by numerous live shows, lineup changes, press mentions and festival appearances in the gay community.
When the band was ready to record their debut album, Brandon Glen was called out to LA to produce; he subsequently joined the band as guitarist. With live shows augmented by the colorful and zany 'Extreme Go-Go Dancer' Coco Ono, the band maintained a tradition of featuring outrageous dancers (often in drag) as a staple of its entourage.
During the aughts, the band released three albums: Post No Bills (2003), Free Alongside Ship (2006) and Open for Business (2010).

By late 2010, Crosby remained the only original member of the band, as she and an all-female lineup continued to perform and record, releasing the EP "Ladies Things" later that year. After relocating to Long Beach, CA, Crosby continued to perform as Shitting Glitter until her untimely death in February, 2021.

Shitting Glitter aimed to defy conventional gender roles and musical rules, to present a modern take on 1960s-style rebellion and community activism, as well as a sense of acceptance for oddballs and misfits - anyone who  felt different and dared to find pride in individualism. That, and to scare the hell out of the right wing.

The former members of Shitting Glitter look back proudly on their legacy of screwing the system and treading their own unique path down the Sunset Strip at a time when LGBTQ visibility in the LA live music scene was just beginning to emerge. They honor Amy's music, artwork, and spirit by preserving and promoting the band's output to a new generation of genderqueer troublemakers.