BitchTapes: Lady Punk

Danny Hayes
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Since my last Bitch Mix was all about country's feminine side, I decided to give punk the same treatment this time around. I tried to cover the spectrum of old to new, dance-y to hardcore, and personal to political. Enjoy!

1. X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
Not to brag, but I totally had sex to this album recently and it was AWESOME.

2. Delta 5 - You
Having trouble waking up in the morning? Listen to this song.

3. Team Dresch - Hate the Christian Right!
It's my token hardcore song, and who better to sing it than queercore revolutionaries, Team Dresch? They reunited for a show here in Portland last week (which is incidentally where they met in the first place) and energy was so good! I've never been in such a tender mosh pit.

4. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
Hearing Siouxsie makes me want to douse myself in black eyeliner, and that just doesn't normally happen to me.

5. Au Pairs - It's Obvious
Frontwoman Lesley Woods is so fierce! I just found out on Wikipedia that she's a lawyer now. Crazy.

6. New Bloods - Oh Deadly Nightshade!
This song sounds like Portland after five months of solid rain, which makes sense since the New Bloods live here, too.

7. The Slits - Instant Hit
This could possibly be the bounciest song ever written about overdosing on heroin.

8. X - You're Phone's Off the Hook, But You're Not
Every time I think that I would hate living in LA, I remind myself that X is from there, and what's good enough for Exene Cervenka can't be all that bad.

9. The Raincoats - Don't Be Mean
This song could have been written about me... or my exes, rather. My life is totally a post-punk Cathy comic! ACK!


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