RAM, LIVE wrote:>> what about gender rock?
Holly Anderson: There were plenty of women who rocked plenty hardprior to glam rock boys wearing femme make-up &fabulous outfits: Janis Joplin took the top of myhead right off with all her fierceness and wild finessein 1968-69 when I was still in middle school. After that - there was the super cool Italian girl from Detroit, Michigan, Suzi Quatro (Quatrocchio) who definitely pointed the way for other bass players likeTina Weymouth (Talking Heads) and Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)Suzi had an all girl band in 1964 when she was just 14 years old! Her sister Patti Quatro ended up playing in *Fanny*,the 1st all -female band to get a major label deal withReprise in 1969. Sadly, Fanny's been all but written out of thehistory of the form. David Bowie -- who probably took ALOTof notes from their playbook has said in interviews...' they're as important as anybody else who's everbeen, ever; it just wasn't their time.' How often have weread that about female artists of every discipline?
Holly Anderson ’s poetry and prose has been anthologized in Up is Up, But So Is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992 (NYU Press) The Unbearables (Autonomedia) First Person Intense (Mudborn Press) Her limited edition books Lily Lou (Purgatory Pie Press) and Sheherezade (Pyramid Atlantic) are in library collections including MOMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, Brooklyn Museum.Recently online or in print at Admit Two, Conduit, Critjournal, FlashFire 500, Fringe, Gargoyle, MungBeing, Qarrtsiluni, Rampike, Six LittleThings, SmokeMusicTV, Switched-On Gutenberg,Tattoo Highway.Anderson's lyrics can be heard on Consonant (s/t), Love and Affliction (Fenwayrecordings) Mission of Burma's VS, OnoffOn (Matador) Jonathan Kane's FebruaryJet Ear Party (Table of the Elements/Radium) New Randy (http://www.newrandy.com/) Lisa Burns Unadorned, Katharina Frank's On the Verge of an Autobiography (Premium) & Chris Brokaw's My Confidante+3 (12XU) She lives in NYC and Bovina, New York. http://www.smokemusic.tv/content/mission-burma-holly-anderson
Peg Simone, based out of NYC has several releases under her belt including the most recent The Deeper You Get. She has toured throughout the UK and plays regularly in NYC. Peg is also a guitarist in Jonathan Kane's February. Her upcoming release due in the Fall of 2009 will be released on Table of the Elements. Peg has collaborated with Jonathan Kane to record their version of the old blues song When The Levee Breaks by Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy. The album will have a conceptual narrative throughout with two of the pieces based on stories written by Holly Anderson and another based on a Harry Crews novel. Additionally, Peg also works with Chris Becker for their project Silver Threads. More information can be found at www.myspace.com/pegsimone.