Punk and feminism

While I’m on the topic of feminist songs, and continuing from Clothes clothes clothes music music music boys boys boys, this is another fantastic piece of, um, diachronic ethnographic herstoriography:


Predictably, bands from East and West coasts of North America dominate the list. For any China-watchers branching out into Riot grrrl and Bikini kill, look out for the latter’s Rebel Girl as soundtrack to The red detachment of women

Indeed, Feels blind was released in 1991, the year I first met the late great household Daoist priest Li Qing in Yanggao…

The UK comes up a strong second on the list—not least the amazing Poly Styrene, and The Slits, and there’s even a great early PJ Harvey number (roll over “late Beethoven“). The playlist does suggest the wider nature of the scene, with Volpes from Spain and the Swiss band Kleenex. But I do wonder if Pitchfork’s postbag has been flooded with a letter from a Mrs Ivy Trellis of North Wales, deploring the lack of French, German, or Spanish bands—or indeed Dame Vera Lynn. Not to mention Pussy Riot, or Chinese bands… For more female punk playlists, click here, and this roundup of my posts on punk.

Consider this an addition to my growing category of topics about which I know Fuck All. I guess covering feminist punk in a blog about Daoist ritual is marginally less implausible than the other way round—I do look forward to that, though.

16 thoughts on “Punk and feminism

  1. Pingback: Clothes clothes clothes music music music boys boys boys | Stephen Jones: a blog

  2. Pingback: More on taxonomy | Stephen Jones: a blog

  3. Pingback: Hours, days, millennia | Stephen Jones: a blog

  4. Pingback: The Catechism of Orchestral Cliché | Stephen Jones: a blog

  5. Pingback: More women of punk | Stephen Jones: a blog

  6. Pingback: Tambourin chinois | Stephen Jones: a blog

  7. Pingback: Early Woody Allen | Stephen Jones: a blog

  8. Pingback: Dressing modestly | Stephen Jones: a blog

  9. Pingback: Strictly north Shanxi Daoist ritual | Stephen Jones: a blog

  10. Pingback: Detroit 67 | Stephen Jones: a blog

  11. Pingback: A playlist of songs | Stephen Jones: a blog

  12. Pingback: New musics in Beijing | Stephen Jones: a blog

  13. Pingback: Gender: a roundup | Stephen Jones: a blog

  14. Pingback: Global audience | Stephen Jones: a blog

  15. Pingback: More Riot grrls | Stephen Jones: a blog

  16. Pingback: Punk: a roundup | Stephen Jones: a blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s