Up all night worrying about me listening to the Hunger Games soundtrack on repeat?
Don't worry, I have a new tune.
I am rocking out to Garbage’s new CD and it’s just what I hoped it would be. I love their signature sassy-but-not-in-a-cute-way, electro punk with raw lyrics style. I was worried the band had dissolved but they’re back from the flat-line with edge that isn’t done for show. Their album delivers just what I was missing, a perfect Garbage sound. Did you know I used to be a Riot Grrrl? Oh, who am I fooling? Once a Riot Grrrl, always a Riot Grrrl.
In honor of the effort:
"Dare you to do what you want
Pssst, are you lost?
*Riot Grrrl was a feminist punk movement in the nineties that objected to the lack of girl power in current culture and especially in the alternative music scene. The mission was to change that and I like to think we chipped away a bit of the typecast role of women in punk music. It seemed girls were either in the background holding a tamberine or writhing on a car hood or side stage- in both scenarios wearing next to nothing. Riot Grrrls were center stage playing the instruments well and singing empowering, often disenfranchised lyrics.
*Hungry for more?
Read this: http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2011/09/20/140640502/revolution-girl-style-20-years-later?sc=nl&cc=mn-20110922