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June 20, 2013 10:07 PM   Subscribe

A Reference Of Female-Fronted Punk Rock: 1977-89 is a set of 12 downloadable mix CDs collecting more than 360 punk songs sung by women.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants (31 comments total) 73 users marked this as a favorite

 
Grabbing now.
posted by cthuljew at 10:29 PM on June 20, 2013


Holy awesome (and even though she didn't front the band, I was instantly reminded of Oki Dog and had to go seek it out). Thanks for sharing -- I better download while the downloadin's hot!
posted by barnacles at 10:31 PM on June 20, 2013


Double. Super awesome though.
posted by zeptoweasel at 10:31 PM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


[It looks like the first Mefi post was over three years ago, and the blog post had been removed not long afterward (see the site archives), and the content is now available again (and the old post now updated to point to the new links), so I think this is okay on the grounds of updated / newly (re-)available content. (re-available? early for me. it needs coffee) ]
posted by taz at 10:47 PM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure I've passed this around memail. might I also suggest the comp “alright this time just the girls" parts one and two - later, more riot grrl but still fantastic.
posted by nadawi at 10:52 PM on June 20, 2013


I thought the general consensus the last time this was posted was that this was kind of a shitty thing to do to a lot of these bands, no matter how cool the music is.
posted by item at 12:19 AM on June 21, 2013


This would reduce sales or public awareness for them?
posted by pracowity at 12:46 AM on June 21, 2013


No G.O.D. (Girls On Drugs) from San Francisco, 1981-ish? Hmmmm....
posted by telstar at 4:00 AM on June 21, 2013


If that's the Austin Toxic Shock, Dave Yow of The Jesus Lizard would be playing bass.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:07 AM on June 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


YES! Unwarranted Trust!

Um, Bratmobile? Unwarranted Trust called, they'd like their sound back now. ;)
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 5:12 AM on June 21, 2013


~ am happily fascinated that there was a Swedish band named Kizza Ping.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:20 AM on June 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am the cat from Emperor's New Groove holding a vial full of awesome punk music, and my laugh is an evil laugh.
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:39 AM on June 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's altogether possible I might just be too uncool to know of some of these, but I only recognize maybe 5% of the bands on the compilation. If anything, this will help lead people (like dumb, square me) to discover some artists that they might have been unaware of previously.
posted by Strange Interlude at 5:40 AM on June 21, 2013


I thought the general consensus the last time this was posted was that this was kind of a shitty thing to do to a lot of these bands, no matter how cool the music is.

Yeah, I count myself super knowledgeable about punk/hardcore and many of these names are unfamiliar to me. I come down on "awesome mixed tape of some obscure bands" side of the equation and not the "I'm taking their hard earned money" side, at least in this instance.
posted by josher71 at 6:05 AM on June 21, 2013


Also: "If you happen to be a (former) band member and want a link/post removed, just get in touch and I'll comply."
posted by Beardman at 6:38 AM on June 21, 2013


Loving the hell out of this so far, although I think it's going to take me amonth to really digest all of this music.
posted by COBRA! at 7:10 AM on June 21, 2013


For anyone interested in this, I also mega mega recommend checking out Musicophilia's The Young Lady's Post-Punk Handbook
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard at 7:17 AM on June 21, 2013 [4 favorites]


Cool, thanks very much!
posted by carter at 7:56 AM on June 21, 2013


For those that are concerned about ensuring that the artist gets at least something back, I am slowly loading these into a spotify playlist. A lot of the foreign material isn't available yet (or I can't find it), and it will take a while until I finish typing in all 12 discs.

If you find something in there that's obviously wrong (same name, wrong band, etc), or you know a certain song is on spotify somewhere, please drop me a memail and I'll try to fix it.
posted by curious.jp at 8:10 AM on June 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's altogether possible I might just be too uncool to know of some of these, but I only recognize maybe 5% of the bands on the compilation. If anything, this will help lead people (like dumb, square me) to discover some artists that they might have been unaware of previously.

A lot of these performers were very local, euro underground punk, home-dubbed cassette-only album releases, etc. This mix is pretty excellent for providing a wide range of things to check out that would be easily lost to the smoky mists of punk history otherwise. Also, as I recall there's like four different bands in the mix that are fronted by Bjork, which is pretty funny.

well maybe less but more than one for sure
posted by FatherDagon at 8:32 AM on June 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is amazing! I can't wait to dig in!
posted by Hopeful and Cynical at 8:37 AM on June 21, 2013


curious.jp, I was able to make a Spotify playlist by adding all the files to iTunes, then adding that iTunes playlist to Spotify. But what I can't tell is whether the songs are viewable by anybody else (or just me, because I've got the files locally already in my iTunes). And of course, loads of them won't be available on Spotify anyway.

A Reference Of Female-Fronted Punk Rock: 1977-89, Spotify playlist
posted by iamkimiam at 8:42 AM on June 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


iamkimiam: "curious.jp, I was able to make a Spotify playlist by adding all the files to iTunes, then adding that iTunes playlist to Spotify.

That's a much better idea than what I'm doing! I think you'll still need to hit "share" at some point though as I think that playlist is private to your profile.
posted by curious.jp at 8:49 AM on June 21, 2013


No Thanks (on disk 6) were a great underrated NYHC band from the early 80s. They only put out one 7", but the vocals by Donna Damage were just as ferocious as any of her male counterparts in hardcore punk.
posted by cazoo at 9:10 AM on June 21, 2013


Huh. It does seem to be local only. I've tried to share it, and made it collaborative as well. But it seems a no-go still, right?

(Now I'm worried about the 20 other playlists I've made and shared that started from iTunes playlists and whether or not people can even see all the tracks...ugh.)
posted by iamkimiam at 9:19 AM on June 21, 2013


Related: 24 Hours Of American Hardcore Punk Songs.
posted by hubs at 9:31 AM on June 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


I discovered Nikki Corvette just last year when I was looking for songs about Detroit. She has new albums about and is touring. Follow her on fb here.
Can't wait to get into this list, like right now.
posted by katinka-katinka at 9:54 AM on June 21, 2013


You know, I love The Rezillos, but despite the sonic and chronological overlap they always seem like the odd band out when they're lumped in with the punk rock of the time. This is a great list, though.
posted by invitapriore at 10:05 AM on June 21, 2013


I found out how and switched this (and other) playlists to public now...why does Spotify bury it's most crucial features???
posted by iamkimiam at 10:23 AM on June 21, 2013


NICE!
posted by klangklangston at 11:37 AM on June 21, 2013


Wow wow wow wow wow. Thanks for posting this!
posted by smartyboots at 11:47 AM on June 21, 2013


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