2(c). Sources


Aston, Martin, Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD. The Friday Project: 2013. (“a womanly word…schlepping around…given up what the music industry’s about”)

Evans, Liz, Women, Sex and Rock ‘n Roll: In Their Own Words. Pandora: 1994.

Raphael, Amy, Never Mind the Bollocks: Women Rewrite Rock. Virago Press: 1995.


Arundel, Jim, “Colonic Youth,” Melody Maker, 4 July 1992. (“a gross word, a centered word”)

Bailie, Stuart, “But Seriously Folks,” NME, 30 November 1996. (details on last Belly gig/ raccoon attack)

Boehlert, Eric, “Belly Vies to Be Modern Rock ‘King,” Billboard, 24 December 1994.

Bonner, Michael, “‘I Don’t Like Strangeness!’ An Interview with Kristin Hersh,” Uncut, November 2013. (“we called ourselves step-twins”)

Buchanan, Stacy, “Star: How an Album Destined for the Breeders, Shot Alt-Rock Band Belly Into Stardom,” WGBH, 23 August 2018. (“I ended up needing the music”)

Carmen, John, “In the Belly of the Beast,” Cash Box, 22 May 1993. (“I had the songs”)

Cavanagh, David, “For Your Blooming Generation,” Select, May 1993. (“voyeur to other people’s pain…nobody gets near me…like a Christmas tree with lights”)

Dunn, Jancee, “Crowning Moment,” Rolling Stone, 20 April 1995. (Smith on not seeing TD’s apartment)

Ecclestone, Danny, “Abdomen at Work,” Guitar, March 1995. (“abuse the instrument”)

Edwards, Mark, “Gut Instinct,” The Face, February 1995.

Feldman, Andrea, “Sweet Ride: Belly’s Triumphant Return,” Warped Reality, 8 July 2016.

Harris, John, “The Exploding Gastric Inevitable,” NME, 12 June 1993.

Hopper, Jessica, with Sasha Geffen and Jenn Pelly, “Building a Mystery: An Oral History of Lilith Fair,” Vanity Fair, 30 September 2019. (Jewel and Lisa Loeb quotes)

Kandell, Steve, “Belly Would Rather Face Forward Than Navel Gaze,” New York Times, 6 May 2018.

Kyllander, Chris, “Tanya interview,” unpublished (intended for the zine Salem), 13 November 1997. (TD on “Raise the Roses” getting recycled)

Langmead, Jon, “Hail, Hail: Belly and the Making of King,” Aquarium Drunkard, 14 February 2016. (“audience felt similar to us”)[By far the most thoroughly reported and insightful piece ever done on King—greatly recommended.]

Linehan, Graham, “Belly,” Volume Six, 13 April 1993.

Mackay, Emily, “A Belly Full: Tanya Donelly’s Favourite Albums,” The Quietus, 2 May 2018.

Maldonado Jr., Paul, “Tanya Donelly,” El Paso Herald Post, 1996.

Maranhas, Joshua, “Verbal Assault and Trial: Remastering a Seminal Record,” New Noise, 2 May 2018.

Martin, Daniel, “The return of Belly: ‘It was now or never,'” The Guardian, 14 July 2016. (“a projection of my projection”)

McDermott, Tricia, “Belly Up,” Daily Free Press, 25 March 1993.

McDonnell, Evelyn, “Belly in Wonderland,” Spin, March 1993. (“Kids are so psycho…children’s books”)

McLean, Craig, “Viva Les Megabellies,” Vox, March 1995.

Milano, Brett, “Gut Feeling,” Pulse, February 1995. (“mentalinstro…whatever we can get away with”).

—. “Tanya Donelly Muses on Reunion With Kristin Hersh,” Boston Herald, 9 March 2018.

Molanphy, Chris, “Belly,” CMJ: New Music Monthly, March 1995.

Mulvey, John, “Nice One, Squirrel!,” NME, 16 January 1993.

Nine, Jennifer, “Bum Rap,” NME, 14 December 1996. (“every band has a lifespan”)

O’Brien, Jerry, “Born to Be Riled,” Rhode Island Monthly, 2003. (“pictures were awful…razor stubble”)

Obrecht, Jas, “Belly Up!” Guitar Player, March 1995. (“I make the guitar do what’s in my head…lot of chords I invent…fill in the holes of the others”)

Ochs, Meredith, “Chris Gorman,” Modern Drummer, October 1995.

Palmer, Ross, “King by Belly,” Songs From So Deep, 1 March 2016.

Pavlick, Stacey, “Holy Hell: Tanya Donelly Talks Belly (20 Years Later!),” Spectrum Culture, 13 November 2013. (“killing my childhood”)

Peisner, David, “Second Acts,” Spin, March 2010. (“a lot of therapy”)

Press, Joy, “Walking Tall,” Spin, February 1994.(“attracted to despair”)

Ransom, Kevin, “A Former Muse Bares Her Belly,” Guitar Player, June 1993.

Riemenschneider, Chris, “’90s alt-rocker Tanya Donelly revives Belly after thinking ‘it was over entirely,'” Star Tribune, 3 October 2018. (“Gail set the chorus”)

Roberts, Chris, “A Kind of Blue,” Uncut, January 2001. (“Tanya was pulling me up”)

—. “Tanya Donelly,” Uncut, January 1998.

Sprague, David, “Class Act,” Request, March 1995.

Stingley, Mick, “Chris Gorman on Authoring His Second Book,” Billboard, 2 August 2018.

Shutkever, Paula, “Rising Star,” Vox, April 1993.

True, Everett, “Waggin’ Her Tales,” NME, 23 August 1997. (“Phase One…not a good boss”)

White, Timothy, “Discovering Belly’s Personal Politics,” Billboard, 16 January 1993.


Two Belly fan websites, which stopped updating in 1997 and 2002, are still up [!] and a great resource, if many links are long dead and unreachable even via Wayback Machine.

Vinh Le’s Belly Pages.
Stew’s Tanya Donelly Site.

Also, Seal My Fate, a site last updated two days before the 21st Century began, can be accessed via the Wayback. A good source of guitar tabs.

Also also:

The Official Belly
TD on Bandcamp.