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Revenge of the She-Punks: Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot by Vivien Goldman
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Revenge of the She-Punks: Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot by Vivien Goldman

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The colourful Punk Professor, new-wave musician, and critic/filmmaker spins a dazzling survey of women in punk, from the genre's inception in 1970s London to the current voices making waves around the globe. As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman's perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the She-Punks, she probes four themes-identity, money, love, and protest-to explore what makes punk such a liberating art form for women. With her visceral style, Goldman blends interviews, history, and her personal experience as one of Britain's first female music writers in a book that reads like a vivid documentary of a genre defined by dismantling boundaries. A discussion of the Patti Smith song 'Free Money' for example, opens with Goldman on a shopping spree with Smith. Tamar-Kali, whose name pays homage to a Hindu goddess, describes the influence of her Gullah ancestors on her music, while the late Poly Styrene's daughter reflects on why her Somali-Scots-Irish mother wrote the 1978 punk anthem 'Identity' with the refrain 'Identity is the crisis you can't see.' Other strands feature artists from farther afield (including in Colombia and Indonesia) and genre-busting revolutionaries such as Grace Jones, who wasn't exclusively punk but clearly influenced the movement while absorbing its liberating audacity. From punk's Euro origins to its international reach, this is an exhilarating world tour.

About the Author: “No-One’s More Punk than Vivien Goldman,” pronounced Pitchfork Magazine. In that freewheeling spirit, the boundary-busting Vivien Goldman is a writer, educator, broadcaster -- and a musician, too. A Londoner, she has lived in Paris and now resides in New York. Her can-do attitude and outernational insights have been on display in journalism, books, radio, television, university teaching, multi-media lecturing, museums, the recording studio and the stage, ever since the punky reggae mid-1970s - and her beat goes on.

Format: Paperback Edition
ISBN: 9781913172022

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