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

Bryan Swirsky bryan.swirsky at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 11:12:30 EDT 2012


not only is she on the list BUT she's the excellent front person in the
chefs!

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 7:55 AM, Helen McCookerybook <
helen_mccookerybook at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> That's right Dan, I am! :)
>
> --- On *Tue, 23/10/12, dan bailey <dpbailey at att.net>* wrote:
>
>
> From: dan bailey <dpbailey at att.net>
> Subject: Re: [TypicalGirls] The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians
> of the Punk Era
>
> To: "Typical Girls: Women in Punk/Post-Punk/Underground Music (Circa
> 1975-1980s)" <typicalgirls at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 19:39
>
>
> Yep. The author is a listmember. Or was. (I've been distracted of late.)
>
> Dan
>
>
>   *From:* Stella <stellapace7 at gmail.com>
> *To:* Typical Girls: Women in Punk/Post-Punk/Underground Music (Circa
> 1975-1980s) <typicalgirls at lists.ibiblio.org>
> *Sent:* Saturday, October 20, 2012 1:01 PM
> *Subject:* [TypicalGirls] The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians
> of the Punk Era
>
> Hey guyz,
>     This book looks awesome...
>
> The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians of the Punk Era
>
> http://www.amazon.com/The-Lost-Women-Rock-Music/dp/1845539575/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350721362&sr=8-1&keywords=women+punk+music
>
>
> "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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