April 2012
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graphic from Paid My Dues Magazine

This show is a trip back to the 1970's, when Women's Music was just beginning, and the bands were
feeling their ways musically and politically, some with lesbian and straight members, and some with
members not ready to identify as lesbian. This was a political rebellion, set to music. And I have
interviews with members of the Chicago & New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Bands, the
New Harmony Sisterhood Band, and the Berkeley Women's Music Collective, spread over
four hours of music.

And, if I can confide in you, I especially like that this is one of those shows where the artists are talking
about their music and bands, but are slipping into the context of their answers comments about the
times, what factors were going on politically, and culturally that impacted their music and lives.
It's not just "I wrote this song about such-and-such;" it's what was going on around them.

Special thanks to my interview guests: Susan Abod (of Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band),
Pat Ouellette (of New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Band and The New Harmony Sisterhood Band),
Marcia Deihl and Katie Tolles (of The New Harmony Sisterhood Band), and Nancy Vogl (of The Berkeley Women's Music Collective). What a treat it was for me to preserve some of this history with them.

Part 1 - 58:24
Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band - Don't Need No Doctor (1972)
New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Band - So Fine (1972)
Maxine Feldman intro (1994)
Susan Abod Interview
New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Band - Abortion Song (1972)
Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band - Mountain Moving Day (1972)
Susan Abod - It's Abod / Caffeine (2011)
Pat Ouellette Interview
New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Band - Shotgun (1972)
One Journey - Grateful Heart (2010)
Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band - Ain't Gonna Marry (1972)

Part 2 - 65:32
New Harmony Sisterhood Band - Can You Imagine (1981, live)
Marcia Deihl Interview
New Harmony Sisterhood Band - Sojourner Truth (1977)
New Harmony Sisterhood Band - Ballad (1977)
New Harmony Sisterhood Band - Unfinished Business (1977)
New Harmony Sisterhood Band - All Our Lives (1977)
New Harmony Sisterhood Band - Ode to a Gym Teacher (1981)
New Harmony Sisterhood Band - Tired of Fuckers (1981)
Katie Tolles Interview
New Harmony Sisterhood Band - Draglines (1977)
New Harmony Sisterhood Band - Fat Farm (1981)
New Harmony Sisterhood Band - Still Ain't Satisfied (1981)

Part 3 - 61:06
Berkeley Women's Music Collective - No Thanks, Mister (1976)
Nancy Vogl Interview
Berkeley Women's Music Collective - Tryin' to Survive (1978)
Clinch Mountain Backsteppers - The Bloods (1974)
Berkeley Women's Music Collective - The Bloods (1976)
Berkeley Women's Music Collective - Fury (1976)
Berkeley Women's Music Collective - Back to Boston (1978)
Berkeley Women's Music Collective - Still Ain't Satisfied (1976)
Berkeley Women's Music Collective - Do You Remember (1979)
Berkeley Women's Music Collective - Darling Companion (1978)
Nancy Vogl - She Knows Just Right (2012, not released yet)
Berkeley Women's Music Collective - Gay & Proud (1976)

Part 4 - 60:43
Flying Lesbians - I'm a Lesbian, How About You? (1975)
Casse Culver - I'm Late Again (1976)
Susan Abod Interview, Part 2
Willie Tyson - Debutante Ball (1977)
Susan Abod - You Look Swell in Nothing (2001)
Willie Tyson - You Look Swell in Nothing (1979)
Willie Tyson (Selah) - Hard Movin' Woman (1972)
Willie Tyson (Selah) - Pat Thomas (1972)
Arlington St. Women's Caucus - We Might Come In A-Fightin' (1974)
Reel World String Band - What She Aims to Be (1982)
Reel World String Band - Trouble in Mind (1988)
Bebe K'Roche - Kahlua Mama (1976)
Lavender Jane - Talking Lesbian (1974)
Woody Simmons - Oregon Mountains (1977)
Clinch Mountain Backsteppers - June Apple (1974)
Lavender Blues - Lavender Blues (1978)
Lavender Blues - Wake Up Sister (1978)
Lavender Blues - Lesbian Nation (1978)

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