Like riot grrl, or grew up on the female-fronted alternative bands of the ’90s? Then you’ll love this historical tour of the ’60s best, and weirdest all-girl vocal groups and garage-y rock bands.
Take The Shaggs—once described in Rolling Stoneas “sounding like lobotomized Trapp Family singers.” The sloppy, nonsensical arrangements and “singing” the teen girl band developed, grew a cult following in a time before the phrased “DIY” or “punk” had even been invented.
Was the sound intentionally bad—a gimmick invented by the group’s father? It’s hotly disputed, but “Philosophy of the World” is a joy either way.
From the perfectly jangling pop of The Tammys, to the dramatic harmonies of The Shangri Las and The Ronettes, to the underrated badassness of The Ikettes—the below playlist was made in the spirit of playing loud when you’re feeling incredibly extra. Please enjoy!
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