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April's theme is
MOTHERS & SISTERS.
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“All girls to the front! I’m not kidding!” - Kathleen Hanna
For my playlist this month, I wanted to make the ultimate girl power mixtape, one that featured exclusively female-identifying musicians across all genres and decades. I especially liked the idea of focusing on artists who, upon being scorned by misogynistic attitudes, idiot boyfriends, or narrow definitions of femininity, used their music as a blazing middle finger to their oppressors. What I like in particular about these tracks is that, in lieu of being defeatist or sad, the music functions as a form of empowerment for both the artist and the listener. And if that’s not rad, I don’t know what is.
1. Perfect Pussy "Driver"
2. X-Ray Spex "Oh Bondage, Up Yours!"
3. Bikini Kill "Rebel Girl"
4. Le Tigre "Hot Topic (LIVE)"
5. Veruca Salt "Seether"
6. Liz Phair "Fuck And Run"
7. Meredith Brooks "Bitch"
8. Alanis Morissette "You Oughta Know"
9. No Doubt "Sunday Morning"
10. PJ Harvey "Dress"
11. Lesley Gore "You Don't Own Me"
12. Fiona Apple "Shadowboxer"
13. Loretta Lynn "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)"