Betsy Weiss, the leather-clad front woman of Bitch, had absorbed much influence from the likes of Alice Cooper and The Runaways. The Bitch name was actually a suggestion of guitarist Carruth. Badaxe also featured Dana Strum who would go on to play in Slaughter. Betsy-fronted Bitch (or is that Bitch-fronted Bitch?) changed monikers to Betsy to be more accessible and sell more records. When the band sold less records than before, the band reverted back to Bitch!
Betsy Weiss was originally a ska singer in the band Box Boys circa 1980. The band appeared on the LA scene with a 1982 EP called Damnation Alley. This EP was self-financed. Bitch also appeared on a compilation called The Sound Of Hollywood Girls from which a 7" EP was culled.
Bitch got off a S&M image and was often described as having a rough'n ready Motorhead sound. One of the records is obviously released under the Betsy moniker.
In late 2002 Bitch reappeared on the street and was booked at the Bang Your Head Festival. This would be the band's first European show. The reformed band also contributed a song called Infatuation to the Metal Blade anniversary compilation. Singer Betsy joined Witch in September of 2008. The band had last disbanded in 1991.