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Brings together music criticism, fan experience, and performers' first person accounts from more that 60 women writers for 1960s to the 1990s. This intelligently compiled, wide-ranging volume provides exciting evidence of women writers' inroads made over the past three decades into the still male-dominated field of popular music criticism. Pioneers such as 1960s New Yorker Brings together music criticism, fan experience, and performers' first person accounts from more that 60 women writers for 1960s to the 1990s. This intelligently compiled, wide-ranging volume provides exciting evidence of women writers' inroads made over the past three decades into the still male-dominated field of popular music criticism. Pioneers such as 1960s New Yorker columnist Ellen Willis and Jazz & Pop editor Patricia Kennealy-Morrison (better known, tellingly, for her marriage to rock icon Jim) are grouped with younger counterparts, from novelist Mary Gaitskill to cultural critic bell hooks in sections broken down loosely by topic. In "I Am the Band," female performers such as Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon, offer touring testimony; critic Jaan Uhelszki, meanwhile, finds herself onstage with Kiss, makeup and all, for a 1975 Creem magazine assignment. The latter instance points up one of the book's most fascinating aspects: in a rock-and-roll world where boys wear lipstick and girls increasingly get to make lots of noise, the effects of gender on both performer and listener are far from straightforward. Many of Rock She Wrote's strongest pieces? Joan Morgan's story on her love/hate relationship with Ice Cube's misogynist rap; Lori Twersky's musings on familiar images of the "female teenage audience" as screechy and sex-crazed?find their writers at the intersection of conflicting reactions to the subjects at hand. A remarkable collection, Rock She Wrote makes clear both the difference women writers have brought to music writing and the impossibility of any attempt to nail that difference down once and for all.


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Brings together music criticism, fan experience, and performers' first person accounts from more that 60 women writers for 1960s to the 1990s. This intelligently compiled, wide-ranging volume provides exciting evidence of women writers' inroads made over the past three decades into the still male-dominated field of popular music criticism. Pioneers such as 1960s New Yorker Brings together music criticism, fan experience, and performers' first person accounts from more that 60 women writers for 1960s to the 1990s. This intelligently compiled, wide-ranging volume provides exciting evidence of women writers' inroads made over the past three decades into the still male-dominated field of popular music criticism. Pioneers such as 1960s New Yorker columnist Ellen Willis and Jazz & Pop editor Patricia Kennealy-Morrison (better known, tellingly, for her marriage to rock icon Jim) are grouped with younger counterparts, from novelist Mary Gaitskill to cultural critic bell hooks in sections broken down loosely by topic. In "I Am the Band," female performers such as Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon, offer touring testimony; critic Jaan Uhelszki, meanwhile, finds herself onstage with Kiss, makeup and all, for a 1975 Creem magazine assignment. The latter instance points up one of the book's most fascinating aspects: in a rock-and-roll world where boys wear lipstick and girls increasingly get to make lots of noise, the effects of gender on both performer and listener are far from straightforward. Many of Rock She Wrote's strongest pieces? Joan Morgan's story on her love/hate relationship with Ice Cube's misogynist rap; Lori Twersky's musings on familiar images of the "female teenage audience" as screechy and sex-crazed?find their writers at the intersection of conflicting reactions to the subjects at hand. A remarkable collection, Rock She Wrote makes clear both the difference women writers have brought to music writing and the impossibility of any attempt to nail that difference down once and for all.

30 review for Rock She Wrote: Women Write about Rock, Pop, and Rap

  1. 5 out of 5

    Osa Atoe

    Easy, fun reading. I LOVE Kim Gordon's Sonic Youth tour diary entries. She's such a good rock writer.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    oh, it's a good one.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Courtney

    An interesting collection of essays by women in the world of rock (artists, writers, groupies, etc).

  4. 4 out of 5

    Helene

    interesting selection. only point is they could have made the categories a little clearer. read from start to finish which i reckon is rare for an anthology.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    I read this a few years ago. It's a great collection of music essays by women. I wish I had read it in college. I think it would have had an affect on my career journey.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Marcia

    Interesting, informative, and entertaining. My only criticism (and you can’t even call it that) is that it was written in the early ‘90’s and it would be great to have a new version or volume that covers that last 25 years. Wait....weren’t the ‘90’s like, yesterday?

  7. 4 out of 5

    Adam

    A superb collection of essays and musical criticism from the '70s, '80s, and '90s - all written by women and from a specifically feminist perspective. Quite excellent.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Davies

    READ ! THIS ! BOOK !

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    carrie

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