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Untypical Girls : Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution, Hardback Book

Untypical Girls : Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution Hardback


In an industry traditionally dominated by men, women in music have often had to shout to be heard.

This book traces the sounds, attitudes and thrift- store looks of women who refused to be silenced.

Starting in the punk and post-punk scenes in Britain and following the journey over the Atlantic to grunge and eventually Riot Grrrl, Untypical Girls is a celebration of all things female in Independent music.

Following on from The Bag I'm In and Memory of A Free Festival, Sam Knee turns his terrier-like picture research skills to bands such as the Slits, Prim- itives, Babes in Toyland and Bratmobile; and to personalities including Viv Albertine, Courtney Love and Kim Gordon.

With an introduction by Julie Cafritz of Pussy Galore this is a timely and inspirational doorstop of a book. Because the future is female... but the past was too.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 244 pages, Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • Publisher: Cicada Books Limited
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Rock & Pop music
  • ISBN: 9781908714459



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