Oh, this book. I was looking on my shelves for some non-fiction to post for a change and thought, hey, what's something teenage Prudence loved that I could share on the kind of sunny, sunny day that makes you remember, if you're me, summers out of school and reading down by the river... This is one of many books I remember reading down by the river - reading over, and over, and over. Published by (who else?) Virago in 1995, I bought it new from, I think, Dillons (remember those?!) and it's a collection of women in rock talking to journalist Amy Raphael about their experiences. .
Debbie Harry wrote the foreword, and artists featured include Echobelly, Björk, Veruca Salt, Sonic Youth, Courtney Love, Liz Phair and so many more. And I think all my life I've been living with this cover girl as my personal style aesthetic x
In a world in which we see so many more (but never enough) women discussing their roles and representation in music and art, I'm intrigued to see how this holds up as a representation of where we were twenty years ago, and to see if we've come any further from there. I suspect that might not be particularly cheerful contemplation. Anyone else have this book knocking about in their brain? .
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