The band was formed in 1998 by three members of Butt Trumpet. After releasing the 2001 album, Are You Man Enough?, the group toured with Nashville Pussy. During the tour, drummer Judy Molish and guitarist Sharon Needles left the group; Jennifer Finch from L7 joined in their stead. In December 2001, lead singer and bassist Bianca Halstead (Butthole) was killed in a car crash in New Orleans, which marked the end of the group. A collection of rarities and live performances was released as Last Call in 2003.
They are the focus of Anthony Scarpa's documentary film, Betty Blowtorch And Her Amazing True Life Adventures.
Halstead is buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Blare N. Bitch and Sharon Needles are currently both members of the Los Angeles based band, Psychostar.