Women who rock

The Waiting Trophy ManThe Waiting Trophy Man Niagara region, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 12,158
edited June 2008 in Other Music
I admit I am pretty ignorant when it comes to women in music. I hardly have any female artists in my iPod, other than like Madonna and Cyndi Lauper, lol. Do you have any you can recommend? Who's your favorite female performer?
Another habit says it's in love with you
Another habit says its long overdue
Another habit like an unwanted friend
I'm so happy with my righteous self
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  • Hitch-HikerHitch-Hiker Posts: 2,873
    Destinys Child are pretty good.
    I'll Ride The Wave Where It Takes Me
  • I'd say Sleater-Kinney, but I don't want to turn this thread into the usual "Corin Tucker can't sing" shit. :rolleyes: (But seriously, they rock. :))

    And Ani Difranco - I was introduced to her just recently. She's awesome. :)
    Smokey Robinson constantly looks like he's trying to act natural after being accused of farting.
  • Any of these...

    Patti Smith
    Regina Spektor
    Sarah Harmer
    Damhnait Doyle
    Sarah Slean
    Janis Joplin
    Stevie Nicks
    K.D. Lang
    Kate Nash
    Pat Benatar
    PJ Harvey
    Ani DiFranco
  • Brisk.Brisk. Posts: 11,229
    heart

    barracuda is an awesome song.
  • nepalnepal Posts: 143
    PJ Harvey
    Lucinda Williams
    Tori Amos
    Joan Baez
    Big Mama Thronton

    kind of depends on how you define "women who rock"
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    Sleater Kinny
    L7
    Cat Power
    Kathleen Edwards
    Neko Case
    Pretty Girls Make Graves
    Charlotte 00
    Charlotte 03
    Asheville 04
    Atlanta 12
    Greenville 16, Columbia 16
  • Hitch-HikerHitch-Hiker Posts: 2,873
    Oh, serious answer from me - K.T. Tunstall. Great first album.
    I'll Ride The Wave Where It Takes Me
  • Gremmie95Gremmie95 Posts: 749
    Fionna Apple
    Mazzy Star
  • tybirdtybird Posts: 17,388
    Kate Bush
    Tori Amos
    Sleater-Kinney
    Stevie Nicks
    The first two albums from the Pretenders
    Hole
    All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a thousand enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.
  • I'd also recommend Bettye Lavette's Scene of the Crime album, with the Drive-By Truckers. Awesome. :)
    Smokey Robinson constantly looks like he's trying to act natural after being accused of farting.
  • PearlJamaholicPearlJamaholic Posts: 2,007
    ani difranco
    yeah yeah yeahs
    tru_m4n: NUKES! HOLY **** I GOT NUKES
    Stalin: d00d gimmie some plz
    tru_m4n: no way i only got like a couple
    Stalin: omg dont be gay gimmie nuculer secrets
    T0J0: wtf is nukes?
    T0J0: holy sh1tholysh!thoylshti!!!111
    *T0J0 has been eliminated.*

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  • reversedarwinismreversedarwinism Posts: 1,151
    There are a lot I like, but I grew up on Heart and they do the hard rock thing better than almost all bands - woman or man fronted.
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  • JaneNYJaneNY Posts: 4,434
    Patti Smith. She rocks a lot harder at 60 than plenty of people half her age do. She's like Iggy Pop in that respect.
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  • pjoasisrulepjoasisrule Posts: 3,412
    Blondie and Fleetwood Mac are a couple of the only bands with chicks singing that get play from me

    I Touch Myself from The Divinyls is quite the tune also!
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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,450
    Chrissy Hynde and the pretenders
    Joan Jett-underrated
  • The Waiting Trophy ManThe Waiting Trophy Man Niagara region, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 12,158
    I Touch Myself from The Divinyls is quite the tune also!

    I remember that song, lol
    Another habit says it's in love with you
    Another habit says its long overdue
    Another habit like an unwanted friend
    I'm so happy with my righteous self
  • reversedarwinismreversedarwinism Posts: 1,151
    Get_Right wrote:
    Chrissy Hynde and the pretenders

    for sure on that one. Another one I grew up with. Thanks mom.
    bombs, dropping down, please forgive our hometown
  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,415
    some good mentions that I won't repeat

    but Kim Gordon deserves a mention too
  • reeferchiefreeferchief Posts: 3,569
    Karen O/Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the epitome of a rockin woman.;)
    Brody Dalle/Armstrong/Homme whatever of The Distillers and now Spinnerette http://www.myspace.com/123837097

    My Two favourite rocking women.
    Can not be arsed with life no more.
  • JulienJulien Posts: 2,457
    I've always prefer singing male to singing female, but PJ Harvey and Patti Smith are fucking great !
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  • Kelli Ali

    Female singer from the first Sneaker Pimps album

    She has 2 solo albums that are fucking spectacular. Way poppy, but catchy as hell.
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  • bovy_jbovy_j Posts: 1,007
    Regina Spektor is my favorite female musician! I love her! :D
    Cat Power, Pascale Picard, and Feist are all great also!
  • JordyWordyJordyWordy Posts: 2,257
    Lisa Hannigan
    Feist
    Sia
    Imogen Heap
  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    Cat Power
    Karen O
    Melissa Auf Der Maur
    Kat Bjelland
    Kim Deal
    Kim Gordon
    "I remember one night at Muzdalifa with nothing but the sky overhead, I lay awake amid sleeping Muslim brothers and I learned that pilgrims from every land — every colour, and class, and rank; high officials and the beggar alike — all snored in the same language"
  • soclosesoclose Posts: 628
    Kathleen Edwards
    Gillian Welch
    Neko Case
    Jenny Lewis
    Aimee Mann
    Tori Amos
    PJ Harvey
    Cat Power
    Feist
    Juliana Hatfield
    Regina Spektor
  • tybirdtybird Posts: 17,388
    Jeremy1012 wrote:
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    Melissa Auf Der Maur
    Oops...forgot to mention that one.
    All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a thousand enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.
  • zircona1zircona1 Posts: 293
    Am I the first to mention Liz Phair?

    Exile in Guyville..........classic
    "As long as the music's loud enough, we won't hear the world falling apart."—Jubilee

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  • drlovemonkeydrlovemonkey Posts: 394
    Veruca Salt
  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    zircona1 wrote:
    Am I the first to mention Liz Phair?

    Exile in Guyville..........classic
    ah but the thread title is in the present tense :)

    Phair hasn't 'rocked' for quite some time. She has 'sucked' though.
    "I remember one night at Muzdalifa with nothing but the sky overhead, I lay awake amid sleeping Muslim brothers and I learned that pilgrims from every land — every colour, and class, and rank; high officials and the beggar alike — all snored in the same language"
  • Sian-of-the-deadSian-of-the-dead Posts: 8,963
    Cat Power
    Regina Spektor
    Alanis Morissette
    Kimya Dawson
    Been to this many PJ shows: Reading 2006 London 2007 Manchester & London 2009 Dublin, Belfast, London, Nijmegen & Berlin 2010 Manchester 1 & Manchester 2 2012...

    ... and I still think Drive-By Truckers are better.
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