This show is a
trip back to the 1970's, when Women's Music was just beginning, and
the bands were
feeling their ways musically and politically, some with lesbian and
straight members, and some with
members not ready to identify as lesbian. This was a political rebellion,
set to music. And I have
interviews with members of the Chicago & New Haven Women's Liberation
Rock Bands, the
New Harmony Sisterhood Band, and the Berkeley Women's Music Collective,
four hours of music.
And, if I can
confide in you, I especially like that this is one of those shows where
the artists are talking
about their music and bands, but are slipping into the context of their
answers comments about the
times, what factors were going on politically, and culturally that impacted
their music and lives.
It's not just "I wrote this song about such-and-such;" it's
what was going on around them.
Special thanks to my
interview guests: Susan Abod (of Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band),
Pat Ouellette (of New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Band and The New
Harmony Sisterhood Band),
Marcia Deihl and Katie Tolles (of The New Harmony Sisterhood Band),
and Nancy Vogl (of The Berkeley Women's Music Collective). What a treat
it was for me to preserve some of this history with them.