Prussian Blue Biography

Two disclaimers are warranted herein: (1) the racial separatist ideology espoused by twin sisters Lynx and Lamb Gaede, who comprise the controversial American female folk-rock vocal duo Prussian Blue, is absolutely wrong -- no ifs, ands, or buts; and (2) the Gaede sisters should not be confused with other groups that have been named Prussian Blue, including a British blues-rock quartet (which recorded its first album in 1994) and a Korean group. Neither the British group nor the Korean group have had any connection whatsoever to either the Gaede twins or the white supremacist movement. Born on June 30, 1992, in Fresno, CA, Lynx and Lamb Gaede are the daughters of white supremacist April Gaede (who has been active in the racist organization National Vanguard). They began performing together as a duo in 2001 (when they were nine years old) and performed songs that reflected the racist views of their mother, who has managed them. By 2003, Lynx (who plays violin) and Lamb (who plays guitar) were not only well known in white supremacist rock circles -- they were also receiving attention from the mainstream media, who were both fascinated and horrified by the fact that a duo that looked like a bubblegum teen-pop act was allied with racist hate groups (however, their music isn't teen pop in the Britney Spears/Hilary Duff/Jessica Simpson sense but rather, folk-rock). In 2003, Lynx and Lamb were featured in Louis and the Nazis, a BBC documentary on white supremacists in the United States; it was also in 2003 that the Gaede twins appeared with their mother in a low-budget horror film titled Dark Walker. Prussian Blue's first album, Fragment of the Future, was released by Resistance Records (a label notorious for neo-Nazi and skinhead rock) in 2004 -- and by the mid-2000s, Prussian Blue had been the subject of quite a few articles in mainstream media outlets, including The New York Daily News, GQ, and Britain's Daily Telegraph. In a 2005 article that appeared on ABC News' website, the news organization wrote that the Gaede sisters were "considered the Olsen Twins of the white nationalist movement" but said that "unlike the Olsens, who built a media empire on their fun-loving, squeaky-clean image, Lamb and Lynx are cultivating a much darker persona. They are white nationalists and use their talents to preach a message of hate." In that ABC News article, Theodore M. Shaw (president of the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund) was quoted as saying that he found it heartbreaking that Lynx and Lamb had been indoctrinated into white supremacist ideology by their mother at such a young age. In 2005 Prussian Blue (after parting company with Resistance Records) self-released their second album, The Path We Chose, and their DVD Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes with the help of their mother. In 2007 the Gaede sisters were the subject of British filmmaker James Quinn's documentary Nazi Pop Twins, which aired on Channel 4 in Great Britain. ~ Alex Henderson, Rovi


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