Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday Music Club: some all-women rock bands

Goldie and the Gingerbreads: "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat?"

The Daughters of Eve: "Help Me, Boy"

The Pleasure Seekers: "What a Way to Die"

The Pleasure Seekers (on their way to becoming Cradle): "White Pig Power"

The Bombshells: "Treat You Right" (among the band names in the slideshow, I think "The Freudian Slips" win)

The Heart Beats: "Little Latin Lupe Lu"

Fanny: "You're the One" and "Special Care"

Fanny: "Badge"

Mo-Dettes: "Paint It Black" and "Bitta Truth"

Mo-Dettes: "White Mice"

The Slits: "Wedding Song"

The Slits: "A Boring Life"

Bush Tetras: "Things That Go Boom in the Night"

The Pandoras: "That's Your Way Out"


K. A. Laity said...

Good stuff!

Deb said...

I always liked Fanny's "Charity Ball" and their daring-for-its-time "Butter Boy."

In addition to being one of the few rock musicians to also be a Holocaust survivor, Goldie Zelkowitz of Goldie & the Gingerbreads later became Genya Ravan of 10 Wheel Drive and even later producer of Ronnie Spector's "Siren" album.

Todd Mason said...

Yes, and it's remarkable how many "historians" want to insist that Fanny was the first all-women rock band to sign with a major, when it was the Gingerbreads, with Philips. Here's a decent clip with Ravan in the late '70s in the midst of her producing years (and presumably serving as partial inspiration for the film LAUREL CANYON), albeit with a typical intro for tv news of the time: