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Best Female Fronted Band EVER

Postby Caseyelan » November 15th, 2009, 11:59 pm

So, I was in a deep argument.... my husband hates the chick singers. I tell him to suck eggs. He asks me to name 10 amazing female leads.
I come up with the usuals... Portishead, Pretenders, Babes in Toyland, L7, Elastica, 7 Year Bitch... Fuck I even threw Fleetwood Mac in the mix.
But I was wondering.... A. why do guys hate the chick vocalists? B. why did I marry a man with no taste? and C. Who's your fave?
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Re: Best Female Fronted Band EVER

Postby DJNewStyle » November 16th, 2009, 12:34 am

The Carpenters? Garbage?
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Re: Best Female Fronted Band EVER

Postby Pickle » November 16th, 2009, 2:16 am

In no order.

Pretenders - First record is a classic.
Blondie - Just the early years.
PJ Harvey - Some of her records have more balls then most all male bands whole discography.
Nico - Just Chelsea Girl and the stuff she did with Velvet Underground.
Joan Jett/The Runaways - If the The Lizzies from the Warriors formed a band.
Janis Joplin- Do I have to give a reason?
Stevie Nicks -Just cause the large amounts of coke she snorted during the making of "Rumours"...which is a pretty awesome album.
Patti Smith- She is the reason punk rock happen in NYC...PUNK ROCK!!!
Ronnie Spector-Do I have to give a reason?
Björk- hate her all you want but her voice sounds like no one else.
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Re: Best Female Fronted Band EVER

Postby BestInShowChris » November 16th, 2009, 8:22 am

I'm running to a job right now, so I don't have the time to put together a full list immediately.
Off the top of my head here's some names I haven't seen mentioned yet:
Sinead O'Connor, Amy Winehouse, Siouxsie Sioux, Billie Holiday, Eve's Plum (I know this is a personal one that no one will agree with), The Go-Go's, Belly, Lush,

and obviously the greatest artist of our lifetime, Lady Gaga.
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Re: Best Female Fronted Band EVER

Postby Caseyelan » November 16th, 2009, 11:36 am

BestInShowChris wrote: Eve's Plum (I know this is a personal one that no one will agree with),

Who doesn't love a lil Vitamin C?

Man she got crappy.


I also want to add to my prior list....
The Gits, L7, Benetar, Velocity Girl, Nausea, Dirt, Honeybane, Crass, Poison Girls, Shonen Knife.
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Re: Best Female Fronted Band EVER

Postby Keith_Fu » November 16th, 2009, 12:05 pm

A. off the top of my head I would say that I can enjoy female singers but its a lot easier to identify with a male one (for a guy) which would probably be the same situation if you were a girl; you could enjoy male singers' work but can identify more with what a woman singer might be singing. I think along those lines there is a yin/yang thing going on (for lack of better words) that you are more drawn to one or the other more strongly.

I think anyone that says they "hate" half of the music that has been made ever (obviously a generalization) probably hasn't been exposed to enough to make a qualified judgment. But then again its all subjective, so if someone likes a different flavor of Ice cream than me that's fine as long as I don't have to always eat theirs or hear how good theirs is and how bad a person I am for liking what i like.

B. sorry, you're on your own there.

C. Some of my personal faves, in no particular order that haven't been already been mentioned: Stereolab (huge fan), M.I.A. (I don't care what you say, Brown), Joanna Newsom; Palomar, Sleater-Kinney, Karen O
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Re: Best Female Fronted Band EVER

Postby vealchop » November 16th, 2009, 12:14 pm

spice girls.... spicy.
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Re: Best Female Fronted Band EVER

Postby vealchop » November 16th, 2009, 12:19 pm

in all seriousness, i always dug this song:

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Re: Best Female Fronted Band EVER

Postby Keith_Fu » November 16th, 2009, 12:23 pm

vealchop wrote:in all seriousness, i always dug this song:



great call! totally forgot about them
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Re: Best Female Fronted Band EVER

Postby BestinShowKeith » November 16th, 2009, 1:14 pm

Lush
Kate Bush
Velocity Girl
Judee Sill
Elastica
Spirogyra (not that jazz band that spells it a little differently)

I used to really like Belly and Juliana Hatfield a lot but I haven't listened to them in a long time.
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