FTV #358–Women’s Wave: Women in Punk and New Wave

On this edition of From the Vault we skip back thirty years and listen to a program titled Women’s Wave – an examination of women in the punk, post-punk and new wave musical movements. Produced at KPFA in 1983 by Karen Sundheim and Elaine Jacobs, Women’s Wave includes interviews with female punk group members describing the difficult environment for achieving success in the male-dominated punk scene, and dealing with blowback from more conservative female musicians. Featured music is from bands including The Slits, The Au Pairs, Unknown Gender, Wilma, The Avengers, The Bags, and the Contractions.

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