[TypicalGirls] Viv Goldman - Lost Women of Rock FOUND!
helen_mccookerybook at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Sep 24 09:49:17 EDT 2007
Yes, it's out and at the crippling price of £55!
They have asked me to sign a contract for an e-version and I think I may do so on condition that a paperback version comes out too.
There was a great party a couple of months ago in London to celebrate the book, hosted byb Caroline Coon. It wasn't a launch, but a party for the women I spoke to- attended by Gaye Black (The Adverts), Gina Birch, Ana da Silva and Shirley O'Loughlin (The Raincoats), Poly Styrene, Lora Logic, Hester and Rachel from The Dollymixture, Jenny Belle Star, Karen from the Gymslips, Enid Williams from Girlschool, Vivien Goldman, Ellie from the Stinky Toys, Jane and June from the Mo-Dettes, Mavis Bayton from the Mistakes, Tessa Pollitt from The Slits, Zillah Ashworth from Rubella Ballet (who is making a film about female punks of the time), Rhoda Dakar from The Bodysnatchers, Lucy O'Brien (the writer) from the Catholic Girls, and more.
I did a little thing on my blog about it www.mccookerybook.com; you'd have to look back a couple of months.
BBC Radio 4 did a great pie=ce about it on Woman's Hour, interviewing lots of the women who were there. I'll check out and see if it's still there. Bit jet lagged at the moment, just done my first ever US gigs at the ripe old age of 50!
Nice to hear from you,
Dina Hornreich <dina.hornreich at gmail.com> wrote:
Does this mean your book is finally out?
(...and that us Americans have to order it from overseas?)
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Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2007 7:34 PM
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]
> 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
> 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.
> WWWhatsup NYC
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