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Here are some of my ladies who rock:  Debbie Harry, Siouxsie Sioux, The GoGo’s (all of them) and Suzi Quatro.

Blondie’s “Dreaming’ from the Eat to the Beat LP is one of my favorite tracks the band recorded.  Perfect pop, it could have been sung by Ronnie Spector, its just a catchy melody, in fact,  it does sound a bit like the melody of Abba’s “Dancing Queen” to some people.

Siouxsie & The Banshees “Fireworks” is an often-overlooked single, likely because it feel between the releases of the LPs JUJU and A Kiss in the Dreamhouse.

The Gogos “Head Over Heels” is another catchy upbeat pop gem. However, going back and listening to lyrics and knowing the battles singer Belinda Carlisle faced, its really a sad cry for help. The Gogos were such a great band. Jane Weidlen had already co-written the Fun Boy Three Hit “Our Lips our Sealed” by the time the band recorded their first album, the song later of course became a hit for them too.

Finally Suzi Quatro.  Definitely a pioneer with her own brand of Michigan fueled rock and glam.

-PB

 

 

 

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