Cinderella's Big Score: Women of the Punk and Indie Underground

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Seal Press, 2005 - Music - 343 pages
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Cinderella's Big Score celebrates the contributions of punk's oft-overlooked female artists, explores the latent?and not so latent?sexism of indie rock (so often thought of as hallowed ground of progressive movements), and tells the story of how these women created spaces for themselves in a sometimes limited or exclusionary environment. The indie music world is littered with women who have not only withstood the racket of punk's intolerance, but have twisted our societal notions of femininity in knots. Raha focuses on the United States and England in the 70s and 80s, and illuminates how the seminal women of this time shaped the female rockers of the 90s and today. Groups profiled range from The Runaways, The Slits, and The Plasmatics to L7, Sleater-Kinney, and Le Tigre. The book includes women not often featured in "women in rock" titles, such as Exene Cervenka of X, Eve Libertine and Joy de Vivre of Crass, and Poison Ivy Rorschach of the Cramps. Rare interviews and more than forty black-and-white photographs are included in this tribute to the transgressive women of the underground music scene.
  

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Review: Cinderella's Big Score: Women of the Punk and Indie Underground

User Review  - Joseph - Goodreads

Absolutely worthwhile and engaging reportage on the neglected work of women in rock. The introductions to each section are good and set the scene well but the individual chapters on each band are a ... Read full review

Review: Cinderella's Big Score: Women of the Punk and Indie Underground

User Review  - ZoŽ Leverant - Goodreads

The book that taught me I could be punk, too. Forever has a place in my heart. Read full review

Contents

America in the 1970s
3
Patti Smith
17
Tina Weymouth
32
Penelope Houston
47
Siouxsie Sioux
73
The Raincoats
101
Lydia Lunch
121
Kim Warnick and Lulu Gargiulo
140
Bikini Kill
203
Bratmobile
209
Team Dresch
215
The Late 1990sEarly 2000s Feminists Were Calling You Please Report to the Front Desk Introduction
223
SleaterKinney
234
The Butchies
239
Le Tigre
243
Peaches
247

The 1990s TRUEPUNKROCKSOULCRUSADERS Introduction
151
Mia Zapata
165
Jenny Toomey
171
Hole
177
jj
182
Tribe 8
187
Lunachicks
193
PJ Harvey
198
The Gossip
252
Erase Errata
257
Conclusion
261
Discographies
263
Notes
281
Bibliography
302
INDEX
309
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About the author (2005)

Maria Raha works for Spin and Vibe magazines, and has written for Time Out New York, and Bitch. She lives in New York City.

Kim Gordon is the bass player and vocalist of Sonic Youth. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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