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    Left-field women

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    Poly Styrene





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    Quote Originally Posted by mogrooves View Post
    Catherine Jauniaux
    New name to me. Who she?

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    New name to me. Who she?
    She's Belgian and was part of the circuit around the AYAA label both as musician (vocalist and much more) and "free-form" artist, performing with Aqsak Maboul, The Ex, HET, Officer!, Ikue Mori, Fred Frith and releasing her (very good) solo album Fluvial in '84 with significant backing by Tim Hodgkinson a.o. She was also the longtime domestic partner (wife, even?) of Tom Cora (cellist and more or less legendary figure on the NY Knitting Factory scene and with the Victoriaville arts community etc.).
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    The studio dancers look rather baffled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
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    The studio dancers look rather baffled.
    Bugger it. Now that song "Only You Can" won't stop going round in my head.

    The production on that song is great. the lyrics are utter crap.

    Noosha Fox was just weird. I understand the comparisons with Kate Bush, but only the voice. It's like Kate Bush goes bubblegum.
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    No discussion about women in rock can be complete without a nod in the direction of Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, 50ft Wave etc). An absolute genius songwriter and awesome guitar player and singer. Consistently churning out brilliant music since the late eighties. Listen to some early Muses stuff - she was in her teens when she started this band and the complexity and musicianship is astonishing for a self-taught person of that age (a sort of alt-rock Tim Smith) ... and what a voice. Whatever she's channelling is scary.

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    No one is more left field than Diamanda Galas. She is downright frightening. Plague mass scares the crap out of me.

    I would add Amanda Palmer to this list.

    And let us not forget Patty Waters. Go, ESP-Disc!
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    Good Afternoon Wednesday!

    I'm going to chime in with 'Carla Kihlstedt'. Composer, violinist, singer, wife and mother. Familiarity may run with her contributions to Rabbit Rabbit Radio, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Charming Hostesses, Tin Hat and THTrio etc etc. Quirksters - Please give her a check out!

    I often like the Left Field Indeed!

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    Lydia Lunch, back in the day... loved her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    Iva Bittova
    She'd be my no. 1.

    Lætitia Sadier.
    Elaine di Falco.
    Ellen Andrea Wang (especially with Pixel and SynKoke).
    Susanna Wallumrød (greatest female vox in current Norwegian music).
    Jarboe.
    Suzanne Lewis was great with Thinking Plague, Hail, Venus Handcuffs, solo et al.

    However, no one at all beats Elisabeth Granneman. There were rumours that she would eat tiny children's livers on her spare time and enjoy bad lager to them. She'd even scare the living hell out of Diamanda, if it wasn't for the fact that Pazuzu called her home many moons ago.

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    Although Mrs. Granneman ate all those other Ladys up, I still would go for Kristeen Young


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    And I have of course to second Scrotum Scissors tip on Susanna Wallumrød. get her album The Forester it's awesome.

    Also if you wan't some nicer stuff try Silje Leirvik (Rhys Marsh) or Lucy Ward.

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    I have to ask, how many remember Patty Waters?

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    Oh, and Ursula Dudziak!
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    Eivør Pálsdóttir


    Inna Brejestovskaya with Caprice (their first Album is much more eclectic than their later folk stuff)
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    Sophya Baccini can bring it, as evidenced in the recent Osanna collaboration

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Griffin View Post
    Sophya Baccini can bring it, as evidenced in the recent Osanna collaboration

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    Try her solo stuff, really great. Her work with Presence might habe to heavy for some (although the early Albums are awesome)

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