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Can girls rock?

Discussion in 'Music' started by davey, Jul 21, 2007.
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  1. Davey
    Silly topic, I know, especially since my favorite rock record of 2007 is by group of 4 girls from Brighton, but what do you think? Any ladies recently that were capable of kicking out the jams the way the boys do? Seems that you typically find the women doing more of a serious singer/songwriter type of pop music these days, or some exploitative urban hip hop, or disposable vocal diva-type music-by-committee fluff, as opposed to traditional rock and roll. Exceptions?
     
  2. goldenratiophi
    cub
    The Pipettes

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  3. Gatticus
    L7

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L7_%28band%29

    The band gained a certain amount of notoriety for their performance at the 1992 Reading Festival, when Donita Sparks removed her tampon on-stage and threw it into the crowd in protest against the missiles being thrown by the crowd. In the UK, the band are most famous/notorious for an appearance on the popular late-night entertainment programme The Word, in which Sparks pulled her pants down to reveal her pubic area. During a live show in London in 2000, the band offered a one night stand with Dee Plakas as a raffle prize, the winner claimed his prize of sex with her on the tour bus.

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  4. DarkAngel
    Short answer is not really, very very rare in number.

    There are many hard rock/metal groups with female singers that rock, and bands mainly male with a female musician.......but these would not count as female group.

    As far as female groups that rock there were a few in the 1990's part of "Riot Girl" movement inspired by Joan Jett/Runaways like:
    L7
    Bikini Kill
    Babes in Toyland
    7 year bitch
    Lunachicks
    etc

    Most are more sedate mainstream pop like Go Gos, Donnas etc
    A few lame metal groups like Drain STH, Kittie etc
     
  5. Davey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gatticus /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    During a live show in London in 2000, the band offered a one night stand with Dee Plakas as a raffle prize, the winner claimed his prize of sex with her on the tour bus.



    OK, but greatness isn't measured by how many guys you can fuck in one night. Does L7 rock with the best [​IMG]
     
  6. mcmyers
    Check out...

    PJ Harvey's early stuff (Rid of Me, 4-Track Demos)
    The Breeders
    The Amps
    Elastica (especially their album The Menace)
    Le Tigre (especially their first album, self-titled)
    Bikini Kill (though some of their stuff is a little too angry, their last album Reject All American is awesome)
    Bratmobile (if you like lo-fi punk with a bit of a surf guitar influence)


    There's also a woman named Marnie Stern who's supposed to be a hard-core shredder on a guitar, but I haven't bought her stuff yet.

    And three female artists I've been digging a lot lately are Annie, The Blow, and MIA. None of these are rockers really, but each does something that's definitely not singer-songwriter stuff. Annie is kind of like traditional dance pop (in the tradition of Madonna) except that it's really really good (and really well produced); The Blow is similar to Annie except a little more lo-fi and the electronic beats are more experimental; and M.I.A., if you don't know her already, is a Sri Lankian hip hopper who mixes elements of world music to create a bumpin' pastiche. She's also got a great voice.
     
  7. Davey
  8. ken36 Contributor
    Sure.
     
  9. Nailzs
    Yes they can.

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    Joan Jett, one of my faves.
     
  10. Nailzs
    I almost forgot Lita Ford.

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  11. Davey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nailzs /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    I almost forgot Lita Ford.



    OK, but just because there was a girl 40 years ago that you almost forgot about doesn't really make for a very strong argument [​IMG]

    Who are the girls rocking today?
     
  12. Dachink
    noodles
     
  13. DarkAngel
    If you are talking about an all girl band active now:
    hardest rocking I know is dark metal group Astarte from Greece.

    If you are talking about girl vocalist active now:
    Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy is totally legit, deep rasp better than many men

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    very rare to find all girl group that really rocks hard......that are legit and can be compared male group without qualifiers.
     
  14. Davey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by god_is_a_fraud /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    why does gender matter? It's sad when people look at the world through gender...



    Some of us like that there are two genders. Makes the world go round.
     
  15. Nailzs
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Davey /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    OK, but just because there was a girl 40 years ago that you almost forgot about doesn't really make for a very strong argument [​IMG]

    Who are the girls rocking today?




    I don't believe there was an age restriction by the OP.
     
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