Thursday, 9 April 2009

Too Cool For School

Today I was DJing and saw a god awful girl-fronted band play called Japanese Voyeurs. Oh my god, they were so terrible. The singer was a cross between Avril Lavigne and Paris Hilton and screamed out lyrics like 'I'm so cool, cool, cool, cool!' and 'I want to be a naughty little girrrrrrl!!' Basically those lyrics could work if you were the right girl in the right band (see The Kelley Deal 6000's 'Stripper' song for reference) but take it from me, there was nothing right about this girl nor the band.

It's frustrating but the age old problem is that 90% of girls in bands are just, well plain annoying. They can't play that well or sing that well and care more about flicking their hair and reapplying their lipstick. Oh come on!!! Our female ancestors didn't burn their bras for this!!!! Or did they? I surely hope not.

I'd really like to see more 'real' girls pick up instruments and obsess about music for all the right reasons (i.e. not because they're trying to get with a cute boy in a band). It's so frustrating. This really pisses me off.

Women - grow some damn balls!!!!!!!
In the meantime, here are some women who genuinely rock in rock and have certainly inspired me over the years.

Ilona Prism (The Vyllies)

PJ Harvey

Kim and Kelley Deal

Patty Schemel (Hole)

Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star)

Sharin Foo (The Raveonettes)


Gudrun Gut (Malaria!)

Tanya Donnelly (Belly)


Lori Barbero (Babes In Toyland)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice one Dee!
I totally agree!
Though of course us gals don't need to grow any male appendages to have balls - we were born with cunts! YEAH!
-Belle :)