Part of the reason I’m doing this, is because I have resources like my good friend Andy. He’s a walking encyclopedia when it comes to more subjects that you can count. But most importantly, he shares my passion for punk. We’ve shared many a tangential conversations weaving music, politics, the scene and our experiences throughout.
He recently sent a note my way highlighting some ladies of the scene (reprinting his message, with permission).
Linna was a drummer on the CBGB scene, who played for the Cramps for about a year. She has gone on to become a major figure on the underground rockabilly and R&B circles, as a co-owner of Norton Records. She plays with her husband in the A-Bones, and has backed Mo Tucker in some of her solo work.
Springfield was the leader and a guitarist and songwriter for Erasers, whose song “Funny” is one of my favorite tunes on the NY Singles comp I gave you a few years back. One blog commenter I ran across said she was one of the smartest people on the CB scene.
I would be stoked if you could use this photo of Erasers:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfitzstephens/91048029/sizes/z/in/set-72057594053865970/ Pic by S Fits Stevens
Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Descloux was a pioneer of the No Wave, and her first major album Press Color is seen by many as a breakthrough for the avant-guarde. She was a French art school dropout and punk boutique person who came into the CB circle and then progressed through to the Ze Records circle. Here’s a decent bio overview.