Subterranean gives up another one...
["Some wild women that rock pretty hard...arguably the rowdiest, raunchiest, & just plain best bunch of female rock 'n' rollers in the U.S. Funny, furious, & Flipperesque. Check it out"
(Subterranean Records sexist Mailorder flyer)]
Ladies & Germs,...Frightwig!!!
Deanna Ashley (bass) & Mia Levin (vocals & guitar) formed Frightwig in San Francisco in 1983 because they "were bored with the cheezy male dominated rock scene & the growing number of 'hair' bands". The duo were then joined by Cecilia Lynch (drums) & were now ready to kick serious ass! 1984 saw the release of their debut album Cat Farm Faboo.
"Anyone interested in doing a genealogical study of the roots of riot grrrl rock must include this tremendously influential San Francisco band. Ferocious, funky feminists, Frightwig's debut LP was a brain-burning chunk of white-hot noise rock, loaded with unsubtle sexual politics ("My Crotch Does Not Say Go") & fueled by punk rock bravado that never let up. Flying in the face of every conventional (i.e., male-defined) attitude of a woman's place in contemporary rock, Frightwig simply got in your face & stayed there. A lot of feminist-inspired women rock bands of the '90s, like L7, Bikini Kill, & Bratmobile, owed a debt of gratitude to this pioneering band." ~ John Dougan, All Music Guide
Frightwig - Cat Farm Faboo, Subterranean Records SUB 46, 1984.
The Wanque Off Song
My Crotch Does Not Say Go
I Got Lost
A Man's Got to Do What a Man's Got to Do
Take This & Fuck Your Head
I'll Talk to You & Smile
Tomorrow Never Comes
Something's Gotta Change
(ripped from glorious vinyl at 256kbps)
UPDATE: An anonymous commenter (one of my pet peeves) asked for the Frightwig song "I Support You" from Phone Sexy & since I dig that tune, here it is.