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

Taylor Momsen spent two years seeking an appropriate producer. She finally picked Kato Khandwala. She picked him 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 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 {{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 KickAss. Their album came out in August 2010. (And February 2011 in the US) They have been touring ever since with the Light Me Up and The Medicine tours. Opened up for {{Evanescence}} during their self titled tour, released their Hit Like A Man EP, and toured with Marilyn Manson in 2012. In 2013, they toured in support of the future 2014 release of their album Going to Hell and will be opening for Music/FallOutBoy in Europe at the start of 2014.


!Discography
* The Pretty Reckless (EP) (2010)
* Light Me Up (Album) (2010)
* Hit Me Like A Man (EP) (2012)
* Going To Hell (Album) (2014)
!!Tours
* Light Me Up Tour(2010-2012)
* The Medicine Tour (2012)
!! Currant Band Members:
* Taylor Momsen – 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".
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Ends "Light Me Up" the album 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.''
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: "Superhero", "Just Tonight", "Blender", "Sleeze Sister".
* BreakUpSong: "Just Tonight", "Since You're Gone", "Nothing Left To Lose", "Far From Never", "Cold Blooded Man", "Void and Null", "Panic".
* 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".
* TheCasanova: Both female and male variants in "Cold Blooded Man" and the female version in "S. U. S."
* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Panic" and "Hit Me Like A Man"
* CoverVersion: "Wonderwall" and "Love the way you lie chorus" and "Criminal" by Fiona Apple.
* [[{{Christianity is Catholic}} Christianity is Catholic]]: "Goin' Down" and "Going To Hell" involve being in confession with a priest.
* DaddyIssues: Present in the non-album tracks.
* DrivenToSuicide: "Makes Me Wanna Die", "Under The Water", "Panic", "Nothing Left To Lose", "Kill Me".
* 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]]
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Around a hard 5-standard 6.
* LoveNostalgiaSong: "Nothing Left To Lose"
* LoveWillLeadYouBack: Mocked in "Since You're Gone", played straight in, "Nothing Left To Lose".
* LoveIsADrug: Subverted with "Panic", Played straight in "Hit Me Like A Man" and "Miss Nothing".
* 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.
* RockstarSong: "Factory Girl", "Everybody Wants Something From Me", "Zombie", "A.D.D."
* PerkyGoth: Taylor is this.
* 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"
** and the real title of "Fuck Conformity" is "Sleeze Sister"
* PrecisionFStrike: "Void and Null" and "Blender".
* ObsessionSong: "Makes Me Wanna Die", "Miss Nothing", "Only You", "You", "Far From Never" extremely passive. and "Everybody Wants Something From Me", "Blender", rather aggressive!
* OdeToIntoxication: "My Medicine"
* TheOphelia: "Under The Water".
* SanitySlippageSong: "Make Me Wanna Die", "Just Tonight", "Panic" among others...
* SopranoAndGravel: Taylor does both of these vocals, and more, an example of this would be "Panic".
* ShoutOut: "Just Tonight" video has a shout to ''Literature/AliceInWonderland,'' Painting Roses Red!
* StalkerWithACrush: A big part of the concept Of "Make Me Wanna Die" and [[{{Frankenweenie}} "Only You".]]
* StudioChatter: "My Medicine" is mostly this
* SlapSlapKiss / BelligerentSexualTension: "Blender"
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "You"
* SubduedSection: "Hit Me Like A Man"
* {{Tsundere}}: "Blender", equal parts angry and sweet.
* WordSaladLyrics: "Hit Me Like A Man"
* WomanScorned: "Since You're Gone," "Void and Null", "Goin' Down"
* YourCheatingHeart: "Goin' Down".
* {{Yandere}}: "Goin' Down" [[RuleOfThree again]]
* VocalEvolution: Taylor used to have a characterized roughness in her voice, but now she does full voiced singing.
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