Woman rockers.

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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by Meriphew » Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:15 pm

Meriphew wrote:There used to be a band back in the mid 90's (maybe they're still around??) from NY called Eve's Plumb. Their frontwoman (I can't think of her name) had a really great voice (really flexible), and she was one of THEE best frontpeople I'd ever seen live. She was pretty cute too.
A quick Google search showed that the singer is "Vitamin C" now. Interesting.

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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by rfbutter » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:05 pm

I'm really quite suprised that no one has listed Vixen. Here's a little refresher course in case you forgot.


All kidding aside I fell in love with Kim Deal again when the Pixies were on tour. Not really a "rocker", But Beth Gibbons from Portishead is always at the top of my list.
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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by Cellotron » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:18 pm

and can't believe I forgot the Rogers Sisters!!
As far as current NYC new wave / no wave inspired rawk they're absolutely one of the best. -

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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by goldstar » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:39 pm

Don't know her name, but one of the rockinest drummmers I've ever seen is the gal from Dub Narcotic Sound System; She baaaad.

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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by JGriffin » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:41 pm

bejeeber wrote:Well I don't know if I'd call Joni Mitchell a rocker per se. I would call her a frikkin genius.

But hey I like rockers just as much as the next guy, and those Wilson sisters from Heart, well they rock, rock and then they rock some more.
Well, like I said in my first post, I am kinda veering out of "rawk" with my listings.

And Heart--fuck yeah.
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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by jamoo » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:26 pm

Maybe the last three haven't been mentioned already.

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Punkity wrote: If rock and roll is about sex, why is it that much more than 1/2 the rockers are guys. The gender ratio is roughly half and half. About 1/2 of the rock stars should be female unless a majority of male rock fans are....
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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by numberthirty » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:02 pm

Petra Hayden and Liza from the swords projects are both just insanely talented. However, my big hero is Joan Wasser(Dambuilders, Those Bastard Souls) She used to play violin with a massive amount of pedal effects. Little I've seen rocks quite as hard as a Joan violin solo.

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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by Flight Feathers » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:09 pm

Gillian Welch - when your song writing is this good, gender is an afterthought...
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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by seeabove » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:19 pm

soundguy wrote:One of my all time favorites from back in the day was veruca salt. Stupid amount of talent in that band. Louise Post is bringing back the band as we speak and the record they did after Nina Gordon left the band is just so so awesome, a record that no joe barresi fan really ever brings up. Bob Rock, after ruining veruca salt did a solo record for Nina Gordon which is really actually kind of great in a sappy pop bob rock kind of perfect drivel way. Also a great example of how wretched autotune sounded back in the stone age of that technology. Nina Gordon recently did about the coolest shit ever, dont listen to this if you are drinking otherwise you get that milk out the nose thing...

http://www.ninagordon.com/audio/straigh ... ompton.mp3

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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by syrupcore » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:27 pm

I dunno how 'rock' she is but Rebecca Gates (spinanes+solo) owns it for me.
I dont think anyone's mentioned Janet Weiss but I mighta missed it.
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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by soundguy » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:32 am

psychicoctopus wrote:I'm givin' it up for Stereolab.
no doubt. Moment of silence for Mary Hanson. In addition to her being just one of the nicest humans imaginable, she really was the magic dust that made that band work so well. Very few recognized that and celebrated her when she died and that was particularly sad to see. She was really fantastic.

Ive done a bunch of work with the Rogers Sisters over the years, if they come to your town, go check them out, great band.

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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by bellulah » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:03 am

ah, melora creeger from rasputina. fucking pounding cello, amazing songwriter. there's my vote.

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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by I'm Painting Again » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:39 am

Nina Hagen


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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by moschops » Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:34 am

Ruth Underwood (from Zappa's early 70s band)

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Re: Woman rockers.

Post by tintern » Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:45 am

Meriphew wrote:
Meriphew wrote:There used to be a band back in the mid 90's (maybe they're still around??) from NY called Eve's Plumb. Their frontwoman (I can't think of her name) had a really great voice (really flexible), and she was one of THEE best frontpeople I'd ever seen live. She was pretty cute too.
A quick Google search showed that the singer is "Vitamin C" now. Interesting.
Colleen Fitzgerald and the band was Eve's Plum - their first record "Envy" is incredibly, stupidly good if you like driven power-pop/angsty stuff. Yeah, she turned into a shite-pop star because she wanted to be famous or something. Tragic. I heard some of the Vitamin C stuff and it is complete crap.

Speaking of 90's alterna-rock, I'm suprised no one mentioned Kay Hanley from Letters To Cleo. Someone must have mentioned Siouxie Sioux too, right?

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