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Typical Girls? The Story of the Slits
Typical Girls? The Story of the Slits | Zoe Howe
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Wild, defiant and startlingly inventive, The Slits were ahead of their time. Although they created some unique hybrids - dub reggae and pop-punk, African rhythms, funk and free jazz - they were dismissed as being unable to play. Their lyrics were witty and perceptive while their influential first album challenged perceptions of punk and of girl bands... but they were still misunderstood. And that infamous debut album cover, with the band appearing topless and mud-daubed, prompted further misreadings of the first ladies of punk. Author Zo Street Howe speaks to The Slits themselves, to former manager Don Letts, mentor and PIL guitarist Keith Levene and many other friends and colleagues to discover exactly how The Slits phenomenon came about and to celebrate the legacy of a seminal band long overdue its rightful acclaim. Too long seen as a note in the margin of the history of rock, The Slits at last get a fair hearing in this revealing biography.
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Reading the tagged book and loving it. Came across this amazing photo inside and I had to share 🖤
Can you guess what my last vinyl purchase was?

SW-T Wow. What a group photo that was! 4mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T I would love to have been there! 4mo
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LeahBergen I LOVED Among the Thugs! 3y
librarymail @LeahBergen I picked it up at a used bookstore recently, but haven't had a chance to start reading it. Glad to hear that it's good! 3y
ReeMariani Now I'm going to have to pick up among the thugs 3y
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