Monday, June 17, 2013
My Music Monday
There have been few and far between girl-only groups who are rock oriented. The Go-Gos and Bangles don't really count. They were mostly pop, but they fit the niche at the time of the early to mid-80s.
The Donnas owe more to the Runaways than they ever will to Belinda Carlisle or Susanna Hoffs.
I can't say they were ever successful, but they had at least two videos on MuchMusic. I went back and forth between using "Take it Off" - which is actually harder rock than my actual choice, "Fall Behind Me". I thought this one would have a little broader appeal and who doesn't like a video that basically has a unicorn farting rainbows?
I did download some of their music (ok, perhaps not legally - come get me NSA and RIAA!), but it was mostly to share with some of my nieces who play guitar to let them know there are girls who put it out there and are not middle-of-the-road recording artists.
BTW, it's been almost a year since Mike had offered to write a My Music Monday post. And for the record - I'm still waiting for his submission.