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    I believe there even was a faint Zappa-connection, production-wise and through Reprise Records.
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    Uninteresting band for the most. Birtha were better.

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    ^Wow, not bad. At first I thought they were 3 piece because they didn't really show the keyboard player until later in the video. I'm not sure I would say they are better than Fanny though. They are just different bands. They are more energetic though.
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    Fanny played at the Roxy here in the Lehigh Valley circa 1973 or so

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    I am now officially a Fanny fan, having known about them for all of 3 or 4 days since the OP. There are 7 tracks total from Beat Club show. They all rock hard and these girls had chops. Would they have made it with this music if they were men? Who knows. So many bands were doing this type of music at the time. But in terms of energy and excitement this is as good as anything I've seen in this genre.

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    I love Fanny!!! Great band. They were not Prog so go easy on the gals!!!
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    A little reference to Progeezer here. If I recall correctly, there was another Fanny titled thread in mid 2019. Coincidentally, a decent quality recording of a show from the band became available on one of the download sites shortly after the thread. Geezer and I both had acquaintance with the band and were minor fans. So we heard the set on our trip to that (last physical) year ProgDay and enjoyed it.

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    ^^ Always a good time for a Geezer story

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    Keith Moon’s cover version of “Solid Gold.” Additionally, Fanny are the backing band and backing vocalists on this track. AND it’s the rare Cam Davis lineup (I don’t think any other recordings with her exist, apart from maybe bootlegs):

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    The article is really nice and shows how June Millington has had an outsized influence on young women musicians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    Uninteresting band for the most. Birtha were better.
    Nice vid, but they were no match for Fanny.


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    I liked both Fanny and Birtha and had vinyls from both.
    Both are my fave all-girls bands, might years ahead of Runaways or 4 Non Blondes (male drummer if memory serves)

    I still have the Birtha vinyls (never reissued as CD, I believe) and keep forgetting to hunt down Fanny cds.


    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    Uninteresting band for the most. Birtha were better.

    yup, Birtha was certainly "proggier" sounding, IMHO, but I wouldn't call Fanny uninteresting. They held their own in the ball game

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    ^Wow, not bad. At first I thought they were 3 piece because they didn't really show the keyboard player until later in the video.
    I'm not sure I would say they are better than Fanny though. They are just different bands. They are more energetic though.
    well on their two studio albums, Birtha certainly is more adventurous.

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    Nice vid, but they were no match for Fanny.

    Birtha may not have gone French or German, but they appeared on the OGWT
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    There was also a band called Clout, who had a hit in the seventies with a song called substitute.

    Yet another female parts connection, clout was sometimes used back then to describe female genitalia...though to be fair even in the UK it was a fairly obscure reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Mail View Post
    There was also a band called Clout, who had a hit in the seventies with a song called substitute.

    Yet another female parts connection, clout was sometimes used back then to describe female genitalia...though to be fair even in the UK it was a fairly obscure reference.
    Clout were from South Africa and they had a big hit in The Netherlands with Substitute. But clout was never used in South Africa to reference female genitalia. They used a far harsher C word there. Substitute was a great song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Mail View Post
    There was also a band called Clout, who had a hit in the seventies with a song called substitute.
    They were subject to a bit of a scandal when it was found that male session musicians actually played on their album. A second album came out with a mix of male and female members, but their career was over by then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    I liked both Fanny and Birtha and had vinyls from both. Both are my fave all-girls bands, might years ahead of Runaways or 4 Non Blondes (male drummer if memory serves)
    I'd have a hard time picking my fave all-female bands, because I know too few of them. Out of the limited pool of those I know I'd definitely single out Fanny, The Slits, The Raincoats, and Sleater-Kinney. But there are so many more I haven't heard...

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    How did they manage to leave off Goldie & the Gingerbreads?
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    Fanny in the news today, May 25, 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/a...t-to-rock.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    How did they manage to leave off Goldie & the Gingerbreads?
    How come a compilation album of their material never came out? I know they only ever released singles, but such a historically important band needs to have their music more available.

    EDIT: It seems that a compilation of all their single sides just came out a year ago, entitled Thinking About the Good Times.
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    Already posted that, just 2 posts above yours.
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