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    Ofcourse the macho guys on this site won't include Wendy Carlos which I think is rather unfair but whatever.

    I would definitely say Laurie Anderson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    the macho guys on this site


    Wendy is queen. Laurie too; if you've ever sat through United States Live (preferably the 5-LP vinyl box), life seems richer pretty soon. Although sometimes shorter as well.
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    Wendy O. Williams, of the Plasmatics.
    She was out there all right
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    New name to me. Who she?
    Proggaz will most likely know her from Aksak Maboul. She was also present on New York's "Downtown" scene and worked with many notables there, including various ex-Cows. Her album Fluvial is quite good. Interesting singer....
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    Tamia




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    laurie anderson & diamanda galas wholeheartedly seconded. no mention of björk?

    good ol' anne clark:



    suzanne freitag & claudia brücken (propaganda):



    camille:


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    tasmin archer (fantastic songwriter and vocalist, wonder what happened to her):



    martina topley-bird (of MASSiVE ATTACK et al.)



    beth gibbons:


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    Will no one but me mention Jane Siberry?



    Greek folk singer Mariza Koch:



    And the godmother of offbeat female singers everywhere, Peruvian diva Yma Sumac:

    Confirmed Bachelors: the dramedy hit of 1883...

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    Scuze me for sounding stupid (and Dutch) : but what exactly ARE left field women??

    Based on the names mentioned so far Anja Garbarek should propably on this list too.
    Her last album seems ages ago. anyone know what she is up to nowadays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    Scuze me for sounding stupid (and Dutch) : but what exactly ARE left field women??
    Women, singers in this instance, who have original, fringe, unusual styles, voices and material and who are slighty nuts in a good way

    So Kylie, Madonna, Dionne, Beyonce, Aretha, Gloria, Olivia etc. don't fit on this list.

    That said, looking at some of the names coming up on the thread it is clear that what I consider "left field" is very different to what others consider "left field" but that is fine, that is what music is all about. We can only base any term e.g. left field on our own listening experience and musical tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    what exactly ARE left field women??

    Based on the names mentioned so far Anja Garbarek should propably on this list too.
    Her last album seems ages ago. anyone know what she is up to nowadays?
    Anja G. is/was great, but as you point out - she seems to be inactive now. I know that she lives in London with hubby and kid (and that hubby is apparently a close friend of Steven W. and works in a recording studio of some kind). Presumably she works in real estate, with interior design or in IT?

    Left field women; gals of all ages whose somewhat radical or "out" approach to musical craft displays a subversive sense of the sexual.

    Check that Elisabeth Granneman clip.
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    Ah, you beat me to Yma Sumac!
    I'm not lazy. I just work so fast I'm always done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post

    Check that Elisabeth Granneman clip.
    Now at work. Would you consider that safe?

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    Katzenjammer

    Gianna Naninni
    And of course some mentioned earlier, like
    Wendy Carlos
    Laurie Anderson
    Anne Clark
    And how about:
    Suzanne Cianni?

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    Katzenjammer
    Ha! I know a guy who used to be the boyfriend of the tall one here - the one named Turid. The band is partially from Kragerø, a tiny holiday resort were I've spent my summer vacations for more than 15 years now. She's a nice person; used to work at the local pub, Jensemann. Always played great music there and was very kind when portioning the vodka shots. I never spoke to her after she became a "star" though.
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    ^ Katzemjammer is awesome. I wish they'd come to North America

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana5140 View Post
    I would add Amanda Palmer to this list.
    Absolutely.....A beautiful and talented women, love here voice.
    Here, she is totally naked on stage in her protest against the awful, sexist, right wing, UK rag "The Daily Mail"


    Her "The Dresden Dolls" are also brilliant.
    This is one of my top 5 music videos of all time


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    The very reclusive Karin Dreijer, who rarely shows a full uncovered, unpainted face in public

    Here as Fever Ray:


    Here as The Knife:

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    And who could forget Grace Jones' weirder moments.

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    No mention of Unwoman and her minimalist cello?


    Maka ki ecela tehani yanke lo!

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    Sheila Chandra: Speaking in Tongues III


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    Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes


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    Sasha Rakhman interpreting Yma Sumac's Goomba Boomba


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