Monday, April 4, 2011

Month of the Girl Band: day 4

In the early 1970s girl bands started to come into their modern form. I place this firmly on the shoulders of 6 women: Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Joan Jett, Cherie Curry, Lita Ford and Sandy West (The Runaways, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts). Those girls play some mean guitar and you can really hear the beginnings of modern womens' music in the sound and the lyrics. The formation of Blackheart Records by Joan Jett as a response to the abuses and rejection she had suffered at the hands of major labels was revolutionary, not only for a woman, but was a major influence in beginning the DIY, independent label which was and still is a crucial part of many musical genres.

The Runaways

Joan Jett




"Cherry Bomb" - The Runaways

"Bad Reputation" - Joan Jett

3. "Magic Man" - Heart

4. "Barracuda" - (cover of Heart) - Rasputina
(I have posted this song by Rasputina at least once before because it is amazing)

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