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''The Pretty Reckless'' (2009-present) is a alternative rock band created by Creator/TaylorMomsen, formerly of Series/GossipGirl. Their hit songs include "Make Me Wanna Die", "Miss Nothing" and "Just Tonight".

Taylor Momsen spent two years seeking an appropriate producer, and finally picked Kato Khandwala because he was not your typical pop producer. Khandwala introduced Momsen to Ben Phillips, and the three of them began to write songs together. The band had a couple of line up changes before settling on a final band, when they toured with Music/TheVeronicas in 2009 for their Revenge Is Sweeter tour.

When they started releasing music, Taylor said that most of their music would be dark but they would also have light moments too. In an interview with MTV, Momsen reported the influences on the band to include Music/TheBeatles and Oasis, along with grunge band {{Music/Nirvana}}. Taylor then said that her personal influences were Kurt Cobain and Joan Jett.

Eventually they released a promotional single "Make Me Wanna Die" which was featured on the movie soundtrack for Film/KickAss. Their album, ''Light Me Up'' came out in August of 2010 (February of 2011 in the US). They have been touring ever since with the Light Me Up and The Medicine tours. Later, they opened up for Music/{{Evanescence}} during their self titled tour, released their ''Hit Like A Man'' EP, and toured with Music/MarilynManson in 2012. In 2013, they toured in support of the future 2014 release of their album ''Going to Hell'' and opened for Music/FallOutBoy in Europe at the start of 2014.
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!Discography
* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum The Pretty Reckless]]'' (EP) (2010)
* ''Light Me Up'' (Album) (2010)
* ''Hit Me Like A Man'' (EP) (2012)
* ''Going to Hell'' (Album) (2014)
* ''Who You Selling For'' (Album) (2016)

!!Tours
* Light Me Up Tour(2010-2012)
* The Medicine Tour (2012)
* Going to Hell Tour (2013-2015)

!!Current Band Members:
* Creator/TaylorMomsen – vocals, rhythm guitar (2009–present)
* Ben Phillips – lead guitar, backing vocals (2010–present)
* Mark Damon – bass (2010–present)
* Jamie Perkins – drums, percussion (2010–present)

!Tropes
* AbusiveParents: "Under The Water".
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: "Superhero", "Just Tonight", "Blender", "Sleeze Sister".
* AlliterativeTitle: "My Medicine"[[note]]from their debut SelfTitledAlbum[[/note]] and "House on a Hill"[[note]]from ''Going to Hell''[[/note]].
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Light Me Up" the album ends on a classical violin sample/solo, after an acoustic intimate love song.
* AntiLoveSong: "Panic."
---> ''Baby, spare yourself (But I'm in love with you)''
---> ''No, I won't take your help (But I will see it through)''
---> ''I am too far gone for you to bring me back so baby, spare yourself.''
* ApocalypseWow: The "You Make Me Wanna Die" music video takes place in the middle of a meteor shower.
* AuthorAppeal: Religion and drugs, basically.
* BeYourself: "Light Me Up"
---> I've got it on my mind to change my ways
---> I don't think I can be anything other then me
* BiTheWay: Slipped into "My Medicine", "Hit Me Like A Man" and "Since You're Gone".
* BlackBraAndPanties: Taylor is constantly wearing these in many of the music videos ("You Make Me Wanna Die" most notably).
* BoobsAndButtPose: The cover of "Going To Hell".
* BreakUpSong: "Just Tonight", "Since You're Gone", "Nothing Left To Lose", "Far From Never", "Cold Blooded Man", "Void and Null", "Panic", and "You".
* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Panic" and "Hit Me Like A Man" .
* TheCasanova: Both female and male variants in "Cold Blooded Man" and the female version in "S. U. S."
* CoverVersion: So far, they have done "Wonderwall" by Music/{{Oasis}}, and "Love The Way You Lie" by Music/{{Eminem}} and Music/{{Rihanna}}, "Seven Nation Army" by Music/TheWhiteStripes, and "Criminal" by Music/FionaApple.
* ChristianityIsCatholic: "Goin' Down" and "Going To Hell" involve being in confession with a priest.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Taylor constantly wears a cross in the music videos, be it necklaces or body paints.
* DaddyIssues: Present in the non-album tracks.
* DrivenToSuicide: "Makes Me Wanna Die", "Under The Water", "Panic", "Nothing Left To Lose", "Kill Me".
* EvilLaugh: At the end of "Going To Hell".
* GenreThrowback: The music tends to harken back to [[TheNineties 90s]] AlternativeRock (with a little {{Blues}} for good measure), and you could almost picture their music sitting comfortably alongside Music/{{Garbage}} and Music/TheCranberries.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Deconstructed in "Fucked Up World", which is a ProtestSong about the exploitation of lesbian sexuality.
* GreenEyedMonster: The reason for "He Loves You."
* GrowingUpSucks: "Under The Water".
* IntercourseWithYou: "Goin' Down", "Everybody Wants Something From Me", "Hit Me Like A Man", "Follow Me Down".[[note]]Complete with [[TheImmodestOrgasm an orgasm at the beginning of the song, courtesy of Jenna Haze.]][[/note]]
* IronicName: The song "Heaven Knows" is really about people knowing that they belong in {{Hell}}.
* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Taylor's ''Literature/GossipGirl'' co-star Connor Paolo appears in the "My Medicine" music video.
* LingerieScene: Taylor is wearing one throughout the "You Make Me Wanna Die" music video, though she eventually takes them off.
* LongTitle: "Why'd You Bring A Shotgun To The Party?"
* LoveIsADrug: Subverted with "Panic", played straight in "Hit Me Like A Man" and "Miss Nothing".
* LoveNostalgiaSong: "Nothing Left To Lose."
* LoveWillLeadYouBack: Mocked in "Since You're Gone", played straight in "Nothing Left To Lose".
* MaleBandFemaleSinger: Taylor as the lead vocalist of the group.
* ManOnFire: Taylor's ultimate fate in the "You Make Me Wanna Die" music video.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Around a hard 5-standard 6.
* MoodWhiplash: Take "Light Me Up", a positive friendship song with inspiring under tones and then follow it with "Just Tonight" a song about a relationship with a drug addict who just doesn't care about anything.
* MsFanservice: Taylor is about as straight an example as you can get in modern rock music, and a lot of the promotion/music videos build around her sex appeal.
* MurderBallad: "Going Down."
* NoShirtLongJacket: Taylor in the "Heaven Knows" music video. In fact, she's not wearing ''[[SexyCoatFlashing anything]]'' beneath the coat.
* ObsessionSong: "Makes Me Wanna Die", "Miss Nothing", "Only You", "You", "Far From Never" are extremely passive."Everybody Wants Something From Me" and "Blender" are rather aggressive.
* OdeToIntoxication: "My Medicine."
* TheOphelia: "Under The Water".
* PantyShot: Taylor is wearing nothing but this and a white tanktop in the "You" music video.
* PerkyGoth: Taylor is this.
* PrecisionFStrike: "Void and Null" and "Blender".
* RecordProducer: Kato Khandwala on their debut.
* RefrainFromAssuming:
** "A.D.D." is not "I'm Young and Easily Bored" though stated all over Website/YouTube to be so.
** "Blender" is the real title of "I Really Fucking Love You."
** The real title of "Fuck Conformity" is "Sleeze Sister."
* RockstarSong: "Factory Girl", "Everybody Wants Something From Me", "Zombie", "A.D.D."
* SanitySlippageSong: "Make Me Wanna Die", "Just Tonight", "Panic" among others...
* SceneryCensor:
** Taylor immediately gets [[ManOnFire engulfed in flames]] by the time she is completely naked in the "You Make Me wanna Die" music video.
** The only thing (barely) covering Taylor's private parts during her SexyCoatFlashing in the "Heaven Knows" music video is a black cross-like symbol with a devil's tail painted on her body.
* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Both "You Make Me Wanna Die" and "You" are about the LoveInterest than the one singing.
* SequelSong: "Going To Hell" refers to the "father" in "Goin' Down".
* SexyCoatFlashing: Taylor did this in the "Heaven Knows" music video.
* ShockRock: Taylor Momsen has grown up in show business, and it's obvious - any chance she gets to provoke/titillate her audience, she ''will'' take it.
* ShoutOut:
** "Just Tonight" video has a shout to ''Literature/AliceInWonderland,'' Painting Roses Red!
** And "My Medicine" mentions there being "[[Film/TheHangover a tiger in the room and a baby in the closet]]".
* SlapSlapKiss / BelligerentSexualTension: "Blender."
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Taylor is the only female member of the band.
* SopranoAndGravel: Taylor does both of these vocals, and more, an example of this would be "Panic".
* StalkerWithACrush: A big part of the concept Of "Make Me Wanna Die" and [[WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}} "Only You".]]
* StudioChatter: "My Medicine" contains a fair amount of this.
* SubduedSection: "Hit Me Like A Man."
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "You."
* {{Tsundere}}: "Blender", equal parts angry and sweet.
* VocalEvolution: Taylor used to have a characterized roughness in her voice, but now she does full voiced singing.
* WildTeenParty: Implied with the "My Medicine" music video. Taylor was eighteen (turning nineteen in a few months) when the video was released, though PlayingGertrude might be in play.
* WomanScorned: "Since You're Gone," "Void and Null", "Goin' Down"
* WordSaladLyrics: "Hit Me Like A Man."
* {{Yandere}}: "Goin' Down".
* YourCheatingHeart: "Goin' Down" [[RuleOfThree again]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Taylor is wearing the legendary Grade S in the "You Make Me Wanna Die" music video, at least until she takes them off.
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