Rock She Wrote

A review of the book Rock She Wrote, edited by Ann Powers and Evelyn McDonnell, which chronicles women of many musical worlds.

I’m your wild girl.

“The crater is gone. The dark hole in my soul is filled with the screams of the mob. I don’t need my mother…I’ve got rock and roll authority now!” What is so remarkable about hers and other pieces is that they manage to meld the mythology of the rock star and the ideology of female subjugation into some weird world of Franksteinettes – women who haphazardly hack at their socially assigned identities until they cobble together something new, frightening, and magnetic.

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