Untypical Girls: Styles And Sounds Of The Transatlantic Indie Revolution by Sam KneeUntypical Girls: Styles And Sounds Of The Transatlantic Indie Revolution by Sam Knee

Untypical Girls: Styles And Sounds Of The Transatlantic Indie Revolution

bySam Knee

Hardcover | December 22, 2017

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In an industry traditionally dominated by men, women in music have often had to shout to be heard. This book traces the sounds, attitudes, and looks of women who refused to be silenced. Starting in the punk and post-punk scenes in Britain and following the journey over the Atlantic to grunge and eventually Riot Grrrl, Untypical Girls is a celebration of all things female in independent music. Beautifully presented, this book features hundreds of previously unpublished photos of key personalities and bands including Primitives, Bratmobile, Kim Gordon, and Courtney Love. An introduction by Julie Cafritz of Pussy Galore completes the package. Because the future is female - but the past was, too.
Sam Knee is a music nerd and vintage clothing aficionado with 25 years of garment trading and design under his anorak. His fascination with postwar fashion, music and youth culture has been covered on his blogs and in articles for Levi's and Mensfile. He is the author of Vintage T-Shirts (Carlton 2007), A Scene In Between (Cicada 201...
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Title:Untypical Girls: Styles And Sounds Of The Transatlantic Indie RevolutionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 6.88 × 1.88 inPublished:December 22, 2017Publisher:Cicada BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:190871445X

ISBN - 13:9781908714459

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A new book, Untypical Girls, documents the women who refused to be cowed in the male-dominated indie scene that flourished in the 1980s - from riot grrrls to shoegazers. - The Guardian Having loved all of Knee's books on music fashion and subcultures, I was excited to loose myself in Untypical Girls. Interviews with leading figures and all important guides to achieving the look add to the pop nostalgic appeal. - The Times These rarely seen, personal photographs, taken from Sam Knee's forthcoming book, Untypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution chart the rise of women in alternative music from the advent of punk in the late 70s Britain to grunge via no wave, indie and hardcore. - ViceBRA must-have photo book for daughters of the resistance who love Bratmobile, Kim Gordon, and Courtney Love. - refinery29.In an industry traditionally dominated by men, women in music usually have to shout to be heard. Author Sam Knee's most recent photo book traces the punk heroines who were the loudest - the untypical girls" who changed the face of rock forever. Drawing from both photographic archives and unknown photographers across the world, a new book titled Untypical Girls traces the attitudes and styles of women in the UK and US indie rock scene between 1977-93: an era at the height of women's flourishing visibility in punk. Turning both the lyricism and music of rock on its head, these women brought a new radicalism and deep political meaning to the presence of women in music. Kim Gordon, Courtney Love and Viv Albertine all feature in the book alongside unseen photos of bands like The Slits, Primitives, and Babes in Toyland. - Dazed"