Wimen In Rock ?

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  1. MikeAW

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    What happened to Sheryl Crowe...Patti Smith...Annie Lennox...etc. ? What happened to the New Revolution of Wimens All Over The World Who Fight The Power and Have The Power ?

    Have they been supplanted forever, by nameless Girl Toys of all colors, with "back" who Rap and not Rock, who

    purrrrrrrrrrrr and cooooo and Boobie and Shake, with those Fries ? MTV is now soft porn Heaven

    To me they have been replaced by a Bjorck...or however you spell that Icelandic nymph's name, who black, lidless, soulless eye slits...with Big Craaaazy Ideas and Things...

    warbling some incomprehensible blabber...Icelandic, I guess ? The New Sexless Wimen Zombie.

    Ahhhh yes the memories of juvenile fantasizing about the mysteries of Aretha, Petula Clark, Sandie Shaw, teenage seductresses Leslie Gore and Dusty Springfield...boy did that dream die hard, when I Found Out The Truth About Them !

    What happened to Wimen In Rock ?
     
  2. Mark Pfeiffer

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    I think Sheryl Crow is due to release a new album this year. Same for Liz Phair. Patti Smith released a new album a year or two ago. Sam Phillips released a new album in 2001. Except for Sheryl Crow, though, you're unlikely to see them or few others of substance on MTV.

    Bjork is definitely an acquired musical taste but an interesting artist.

    Maybe you should check out Shelby Lynne's I Am Shelby Lynne, a Dusty Springfield-like record that is quite fantastic. (Her 2001 release Love, Shelby is a bit of a disappointment in comparison to it.) Lucinda Williams can certainly rock with the best of them. Essence and Car Wheels on a Gravel Road are her last two albums and well worth hearing.
     
  3. Martin Fontaine

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    As someone who's first criteria for music is that it must be a woman/girl group (Yes no joke, I ONLY listen to female artists!) I can tell you that there are good female artists around today, just because Britney and Christina are attracting all the attention doesn't mean girl singers are not good,

    You should pick up the Women & Songs compilations (5 of them so far) there are some amazing stuff on there...

    And even young girl singers can be good too, check out Michelle Branch, Lene Marlin and Tegan & Sarah to see what I mean!
     
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    What happened to spelling "women" correctly?

    I've been having a difficult time finding female solo artists I enjoy. My most recent discovery would probably be Amanda Ghost, whose debut is good, but not great. I could go on for days about female lead singers, though...Shivaree, K's Choice, Splashdown, and Belly, to name a few.
     
  5. MikeAW

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    I don't get those Lilith Faire artists...not enough balls

    in it for me!

    David, as to the spelling of woman, I wanted to purposely differentiate the Annie Lennox/Patti Smith "Woman Is The Power" rendering of the word, from the more traditional Gary Puckett pronunciation of same...remember his...

    "Wuhhhhhhhhhhh man..oh, oh, oh, Wuhhhhhh-uuuhhhh-uuuuuhh

    hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-man". I'm sure you remember it.
     
  6. Anthony Stephan

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    I picked up a CD by a group called Sister 7 last year.

    the band is fronted by a female singer.

    Great soulful/rock stuff.

    Don't know if it's still available.

    And this may not be popular, but I REALLY love Dido!
     
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    One album from several years ago I revisit often is Wrecking Ball by EmmyLou Harris. Certainly not a rocker but she does cover some Hendrix and Neil Young. Produced by Daniel Lanois.
     
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    Here are some woman in rock for ya:

    Karen Peris of The Innocence Mission...love her voice...childlike and, well, innocent...check out "Glow".

    Hope Sandoval of the now defunct Mazzy Star (check out "Among My Swan")...she just put out a new album called "Bavarian Fruit Bread" with the moniker Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions...if you go for the more melancholy stuff you may like this.

    Delores O'Riordan of The Cranberries

    Natalie Merchant is easy on the ears

    Neko Case...great voice

    Shavika Asthana...drummer and vocals for Papas Fritas...some of the catchiest pop/rock you will hear on their latest album "Buildings & Grounds".

    Caitlin Cary...ex fiddler/singer of the defunct alt country band Whiskeytown...her first full-length solo album comes out in March (While You Weren't Looking) and I've heard some good things about it.

    Just to name a few.
     
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    If you want something a lot heavier, check out Drain STH. These Swedish gals know how to grind it out.
     
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    sleater-kinney is one of the only interesting rock bands left on the planet, female or otherwise. However, they do happen to be women, so would be on topic to this discussion.

    it's too bad liz phair's last album was horrible- I'm not holding me breath for anything decent on her upcoming one. she went from the queen of low fi heartfelt passionate music to putting out a VH1-ready sheryl crow-esque album which was mostly songs she bought from pop songwriters.

    -v
     
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    Speaking of women in rock, what did ever happen to one of my all time favorites Natalie Merchant? I don't think she has released anything recently. Of course I dont keep up with music like I used to unfortunatly.

    Matt
     
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    Matt:

    She just released "Motherland" 11/2001. Supposed to be pretty good.
     
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    I've purchased a number of albums from independent female artists/groups recently, and can recommend the following:
    Gypsy Soul -- Celtic/Folk/world
    Teresa James -- Blues/rock
    Melissa Ferrick -- Folk/rock (somewhat similar to Ani DiFranco)
    I also recommend checking out Milla's "Divine Comedy" (you can check out some short clips at cdnow.com). Milla Jovovich is probably better known as the actress who portrayed Leeloo in The Fifth Element, and as a supermodel in Europe. But don't let that deter you... it's an excellent album and is not at all mainstream.
     
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    What about Sarah McLachlan? I love her music! It was actually her music that got me into many other woman music artists.

    Anyone know when/if she is coming out with a new album?

    Thanks.
     
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    I believe the "correct" misspelling of "women" is "womyn."

    I'm kinda partial to Indigo Girls and Tori Amos myself.
     
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    Jonathan thanks for the New Millenium correction !

    I've never understood N'chelle D'genchello...or however you spell her name...other than I wouldn't want to meet her, for any reason, in a dark alley.
     

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