[TypicalGirls] SUBMIT BLURBS PLEASE! We're up to 22 must-haves!

ryan chowdhury ryanchowdhury at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 4 11:17:26 EDT 2007

manicured noise are a good example of this...girls in
the rhythm section, boys on vocals, gtrs & sax. but I
think the recent retrospective cd--the two pre singles
plus a lot of unreleased stuff-- is only available as
an import? 

--- J Neo Marvin <j_n_e_o at hotmail.com> wrote:

> >Since Chuck brought it up, I had been thinking
> about
> >the issue of girl singers. On one hand, a lot of
> the
> >bands with female singers I suppose were def.
> >empowering, but at the same time is it important
> >enough to recommend a band which is basically some
> >boys adding that trendy girl singer for appeal...or
> >maybe it's all splitting hairs.
> >
> On the other side of the coin, it's probably not
> crucial for this particular 
> list, but what about bands that were mostly male but
> included female 
> instrumentalists? That was considerably more
> revolutionary in the late 
> 70s...I'm figuring that Tina Weymouth, Gaye Advert,
> Pat Place and Adele 
> Bertei in the Contortions, etc etc might have had
> just as much if not more 
> influence on a lot of young women at the time as far
> as inspiring the 
> thought, "I could do that!" The so-called "chick
> singer" was 
> well-established, but women picking up instruments
> in LOUD bands that 
> weren't folky or jazzy was the real sea change.
> Just musing a bit here...carry on...
> -J Neo Marvin
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