Dienstag, 12. April 2022

Female Post-Punk Bands


In addition of Sunday's post about Wet Leg, Echorich named in his comment a few a few all female bands that hit the scene back in 1979, the year everything in music was possible (and fantastic). In many countries girls formed their bands and made records. Some of them were just on the fringes for a couple of month, others became influences for other bands that appeared years later. This made me listening to those bands that were still in my mind but I forgot listening to them during the last years. This should be a short appreciation for what they did for music more than 40 years ago.

The Raincoats were a London post-punk band formed by Gina Birch and Ana da Silva when they saw The Slits live in the late 70's. Later The Slits ex-drummer Palmolive joined the band for their first self titled album. Their sound was mostly dissonant but stunning because of their energy and fun playing their instruments. 

Leeds gave us not only Gang of Four and The Mekons, also Delta 5 were formed there. A band that also absorbed funk into their unique sound. Mind Your Own Business is their legacy and still a song that sounds fresh like in the days it was released.

Kleenex/Lilliput were a band from Zurich, Switzerland that are typical for European female punk. Trashy and with unconventional lyrics (in German and in English as well) they created an unique sound that impressed John Peel for a session. 

3 Kommentare:

Khayem hat gesagt…

If you had only posted Delta 5, it would have been a brilliant post. Including The Raincoats and Kleenex is an extra treat. Thanks, Walter!

Swiss Adam hat gesagt…

3 great songs Walter. I need to catch up with Wet Leg.

Echorich hat gesagt…

Wonderful to see these women get more appreciation!