More than One Isis Band
The ancient Egyptian goddess Isis has gotten a lot of attention in the past few decades. The obsession with the goddess started with the all-female Isis band of the 1970s. The NY Isis band included Carol MacDonald, Gnger Bianco, Susan Ghezzi, Stella Bass, Nydia ‘Liberty’ Mata, Jeanie Fineberg, Lauren Draper and Lolly Bienenfield. This Isis band featured a horn section which helped spur the jazz fushion genre.
In 1991, the goddess got some more attention. This time in Brisbane, Australia with a new rock band. As with the original Isis band, this one was also all-female and consisted of Lucinda Shaw, Toni Lawson, and Rowena Pizzey. The Isis band held feminist ideals which came through in their songs. Interestingly, the most recent Isis band did not consist of any women. The all-male Isis band from Los Angeles, California was formed in 1997 and lasted until 2010. The group focused on hard rock music and were fairly successful. The most success album of the Isis band was In the Absence of Truth released in 2006. It peaked at 6 on the Billboard Top Heatseeker chart.