Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Petticoats - Normal

One thing that's surprised me a little whilst updating the blog is how many female artists are finding their way into it. Many people view punk rock as all male foursomes, drums, bass, lead guitar and snotty vocalist. Obviously there's always been women prominent in things (Siouxsie, Poly Styrene, Exene Cervenka, Fay Fife etc etc etc) so maybe i shouldn't be so surprised that I'm including so many. Anyway, I'm waffling, so will just say, here's another band that has prominent female involvement, to be more precise Stef Petticoat, who was pretty much a one woman band, playing the aforementioned drums, bass, lead guitar and (not so) snotty vocals. Hailing from Germany and quite possibly inspired by the likes of The Slits and The Raincoats, Stef moved to London in 1978, forming a band called Necessary Evil before starting up The Petticoats. This release from 1980 was a 3 track single with Normal, being the lead track.....

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