The band Belly was formed in 1991 or 1992. Tanya Donelly formed the band when she left The Breeders. The band was originally comprised of Tanya Donelly (vocals and guitar), Chris Gorman (drums), Thomas Gorman (keyboard and guitar), and Fred Abong (bass). With this line up they recorded the band's debut album Star. Fred Abong left the group around the time Star was released in 1993. For a short time Leslie Langston filled in, but Gail Greenwood would be the permenant replacement. And in 1995 the band released King. The band was disbanded 1996.

Star was fairly successful. The singles "Feed the Tree", "Gepetto", and "Slow Dog" did fairly well. "Feed the Tree" probably the biggest hit. Personally I thought the whole album was great, my favorite tracks are Slow Dog, Untogether, and Someone To Die For.

King was largely a disappointment. The big single off this album was "Super-Connected". I never got this album, but I thought "Super-Connected" was a great song. Oh well, the lack of success is probably what led to the band being disbanded.

Tanya Donelly went on to release a solo album. Gail Greenwood joined L7 for a several years and later left to form a new band called Benny Sizzler. For a while Chris Gorman played with a band called Lost Rockets, but this was basically a side-project for everyone involved. Mostly Chris has pursued a career in photography. Thomas Gorman joined Buffalo Tom for a time, later played with Kristin Hersh, and around 1999 started his own band Honeychrome which seems to have also fallen off.

King -- Sire Records/Reprise Records (1995)
Star -- Sire Records/Reprise Records (1993)

Belly is also a Hype Williams movie that came out in 1998. It stars a barage of rap/hip hop artists (Method Man, DMX, T-Boz, Naz) alongside a handful of no name actors, all of whom do a much better job in their roles that you probably think.

In fact, this entire movie is surprizingly amazing, something I attribute almost entirely to the work of director of photography Malik Hasaan Sayid (the man largely responsible for Spike Lee's cinemography). He invested so much thought and effort into making every single frame of this movie a masterful work of art that it had a huge impact on me, despite the shaky storyline. In fact, I think I'm going to go right now and add him to the list of heroes on my homenode.

Bel"ly (?), n.; pl. Bellies (#). [OE. bali, bely, AS. belg, baelg, baelig, bag, bellows, belly; akin to Icel. belgr bag, bellows, Sw. balg, Dan. baelg, D. & G. balg, cf. W. bol the paunch or belly, dim. boly, Ir. bolg. Cf. Bellows, Follicle, Fool, Bilge.]


That part of the human body which extends downward from the breast to the thighs, and contains the bowels, or intestines; the abdomen.

⇒ Formerly all the splanchnic or visceral cavities were called bellies; -- the lower belly being the abdomen; the middle belly, the thorax; and the upper belly, the head.



The under part of the body of animals, corresponding to the human belly.

Underneath the belly of their steeds. Shak.


The womb.


Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee. Jer. i. 5.


The part of anything which resembles the human belly in protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part; as, the belly of a flask, muscle, sail, ship.

Out of the belly of hell cried I. Jonah ii. 2.

5. Arch.

The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part of which is the back.

Belly doublet, a doublet of the 16th century, hanging down so as to cover the belly. Shak. -- Belly fretting, the chafing of a horse's belly with a girth. Johnson. -- Belly timber, food. [Ludicrous] Prior. -- Belly worm, a worm that breeds or lives in the belly (stomach or intestines). Johnson.


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Bel"ly, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bellied (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Bellying.]

To cause to swell out; to fill.


Your breath of full consent bellied his sails. Shak.


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Bel"ly, v. i.

To swell and become protuberant, like the belly; to bulge.

The bellying canvas strutted with the gale. Dryden.


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