[TypicalGirls] Viv Goldman - Lost Women of Rock FOUND!

Dina Hornreich dina.hornreich at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 23:13:01 EDT 2007

Hey Helen...

Does this mean your book is finally out?


(...and that us Americans have to order it from overseas?)


"Nothing will benefit health and increase the chances for survival of life 
on Earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." - Albert Einstein
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Subject: [TypicalGirls] Viv Goldman - Lost Women of Rock FOUND!

> [Helen's book launch and the Slits @ McCarren -
> lots of great pics on the page - yes I wrote to
> her about that Ana clunker]
> http://bbcamerica.com/content/216/index.jsp
> Lost Women of Rock FOUND!
> posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007
> Emotion and excitement bubbled like the champagne at the lunch in
> London's hip Portobello Road that writer, artist and activist
> Caroline Coon put together for 'The Lost Women of Rock Music:
> female musicians of the punk era,' (Ashgate Books) by Dr. Helen
> Reddington. It was old home week for first wave punk rock grrrlz,
> and British punk legends, Lora Logic, and her old bandmate in X
> Ray Spex, Poly Styrene, were both there with personality-packed
> daughters! There were also various MoDettes, Belle Stars, and
> others.
> Caroline gave a great speech, which you will be able to see a bit
> of right here (coming soon!). The author used to play in a
> Brighton punk band called The Chefs as Helen McCookeryBook.
> Classic punk rage at how girl punk musicians have been ignored
> and written out of history -- see, that's why it starts with
> "his"! -- inspired Helen to write this valuable book. It began as
> an academic thesis but will reach much further.
> The seriously cool guys, like Kurt Cobain, who championed the
> Raincoats, and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, do get the greatness
> of the girls. Supported by London's original punky reggae female
> rockers, the Slits, Sonic Youth performed the whole of their
> 'Daydream Nation,' at McCarren Pool, a hipster hangout in
> Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Onstage Moore hailed up the Slits and
> called Ari Up "My hero!" Although Thurston later humbly said "I
> just kept my head down and tried to get through to the end," the
> show really felt like a journey, epic and emotional. Kim Gordon
> is a sultry, brooding rock star, with a fluid, forceful bass
> style, who scores double 'cos guys love her and the females in
> the audience all sense she's a sister.
> The new generation of Slits, like Hollie Cook, keep the vibe
> alive. Hollie is original punk rock royalty as her father's Paul,
> the drummer of the Sex Pistols, and her mother is Jennie of the
> Belle Stars, who was in great form at the Women In Punk lunch.
> You can also hear Hollie on 'Milk And Honey,' the single from a
> new release that I love, called "Survival of The Fattest:
> Battling the forces of evil with hippy reggae," by Prince Fatty.
> It's the new project by Mike Pelanconi, the producer/engineer who
> made the smash "Alright, Still," with Lily Allen.
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