Female Fronted Bands Deserve More Play
Lead singers in rock bands always tend to be the “hot ones.” The one the chicks salivate over, throw dirty bras on stage for, and reserve their eggs for, specifically for some drunken-groupie evening in the back of a stuffy, smoke filled tour bus.
Lead singers scribble their names on pieces of flesh, deflower virgins, and tally threesomes on the frets of their guitars.
For the lead singer, it’s a pretty sweet life (minus the heightened risk of a flaming case of herpes).
Now, do the same rules apply when you’re a chick lead? Do men send flowers, or throw baseball caps on stage? Do they wave their balls around for women to sign with a Sharpie?! Or is it just women that act that ridiculous?
It seems to me that female fronted bands would be intimidating, since any chick who can hang with the likes of Aerosmith, Guns ‘n Roses, and current crazies like Panic at the Disco and all of those, “boy bands with thicker eyeliner than me” type groups would have to be: bad ass.
I feel it’s time to salute the women who can “hang”, who have possibly signed a scrote (or two), who have rocked the mic, and who have been “hot lead singers”. Even if we don’t give them the appropriate title, it is necessary we give them an “ode”:
Female Lead Bad Asses:
Debbie Harry from Blondie- best song, “Heart of Glass“
Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders- best song, “I’ll stand by you“
Shirley Manson from Garbage- best song, “shut your mouth“
Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs-best song, “Maps“
Nina Persson from The Cardigans- best song, “My favourite game“
Hayley Williams from Paramore- best song, “We Are Broken“
Beth Gibbons from Portishead- best song, “Sour Times“
Jenny Lewis from Rilo Kiley- best song, “Portions For Foxes“
Becki Pipette from The Pipettes- best song, “Sex“
Juliette Lewis from Juliette and The Licks- best song, “Mind Full of Daggers“
Alison Goldfrapp from Goldfrapp- best song, “Fly Me Away“
The Pierce Sisters from The Pierces- best song, “Lights On“
…and though this is somewhat out of left field:
Nicole Scherzinger from The Pussycat Dolls- best song, “Buttons“
These women are talented, full of spice and vinegar, and most importantly, hot. Got any additions? Let us know!