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Sally Timms


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Sally Timms (born 29 November 1959 in Leeds, England) is a singer and songwriter. Sally is best known for her long involvement with The Mekons whom she joined in 1986. She recorded her first solo album, Hangahar (an experimental improvised film score), at the age of nineteen with Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks. She has released several other solo CDs, Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat in 1988, To the Land of Milk and Honey in 1995, and a country album, Cowboy Sally’s Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos, for Bloodshot Records in 1998. Her latest solo recording “In the World of Him” was released in 2004 on Touch and Go Records.

Sally sang “Give me Back my Dreams” on The Sixths’ Hyacinths and Thistles and has recorded with Marc Almond, the Aluminum Group, Jon Rauhouse’s Steel Guitar Show, the Sadies, Andre Williams and A Grape Dope. She participated in Vito Acconci’s “Theater Project for a Rock Band” as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival in 1995 and also performed with Kathy Acker in her lesbian pirate operetta “Pussy, King of the Pirates” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and elsewhere. Sally sang several songs on The Executioner’s Last Songs CDs, which raised funds for the Illinois Moratorium Against the Death Penalty, and participated in Jon Langford’s multi-media performance project “The Executioner’s Last Songs”. She occasionally writes crude broadsheets on pop culture and recently directed a Christmas pirate panto “Catfish Girl and her adventures amongst mermaids and pyrates” at the Hideout Bar in Chicago.


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