[TypicalGirls] The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians of the Punk Era

Stella stellapace7 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 14:01:48 EDT 2012

Hey guyz,
    This book looks awesome...

The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians of the Punk Era

"In the late 1970s and early 1980s a new phenomenon emerged in UK popular
music – female guitarists, bass-players, keyboard-players and drummers
began playing in bands. Before this time, women’s presence in rock bands,
with a few notable exceptions, had always been as vocalists. This sudden
influx of female musicians into the male domain of rock music was brought
about by the enabling ethic of punk rock (“anybody can do it!”) and by the
impact of the Sex Discrimination Act. With the demise of the punk scene,
interest in these musicians evaporated and other priorities became
important to music audiences. This book investigates the social and
commercial reasons why these women became lost from the rock music record,
and rewrites this period of popular music history.

In addition to a wealth of original interview material with key
protagonists, including the late John Peel, Geoff Travis, The Raincoats and
Poison Girls, this new edition has been updated to include interviews with
members of Birmingham-based band The Au Pairs, Leeds-based band Delta 5 and
Viv Albertine of The Slits. Lucy Whitman (aka Lucy Toothpaste), who started
the fanzine Jolt and later wrote for Spare Rib, also provides enlightening
words on the relationship between female punk band members and feminism.
The author also draws on her own experience as bass-player in a punk band."
- (from the Amazon page)
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