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Initial post: Mar 4, 2011 3:32:53 PM PST
Hinch says:
My top 5 are

1 Grace Slick
2 Melissa Etheridge
3 Chrissie Hynde
4 Kate Bush
5 Joan Jett

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2011 4:20:33 PM PST
Can't stand listening to hynde's voice, but the rest are good.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2011 4:21:19 PM PST
You should join us in the game. Jett needs the support.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2011 8:44:26 PM PST
Hinch says:
Thanks! Sorry!
I didn't know until now, there's a game. lol!

At first I thought someone stole my idea.

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 9:44:47 PM PST
PJ Harvey

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 10:14:06 PM PST
Spiaggialago says:
Maria McKee

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 10:26:28 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 4, 2011 10:30:33 PM PST
S. Curran says:
1) Pat Benatar
2) Ann Wilson
3) Patty Smyth
4) Robin Beck
5) Pink
6) Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
7) Terri Nunn
8) Fiona (Flanagan)
9) Janet Gardner (Vixen)
10) Lita Ford
11) Laura Branigan

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2011 10:35:09 PM PST
Hinch says:
Lone Justice, I have one of their albums. Haven't heard of her in a while.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2011 10:36:26 PM PST
Hinch says:
I love Pat Benatar!

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 10:42:45 PM PST
bwrocks says:
can't recall her name but the singer from Femme Fatale that was around in the 80's

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2011 11:00:03 PM PST
Hinch says:
Lorraine Lewis?

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 11:49:37 PM PST
TheoGrouch says:
Doro Pesch (Warlock, solo)
Leather Leone (Chastain, solo)
Tarja Turunun (Nightwish, solo)
Ana Mladinovici (Magica)
Amanda Somerville (Aina, Avantasia, solo, Kiske/Somerville)
Pat Benatar
Stevie Nicks
Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span)
Ellen Foley
Janis Joplin ('nuff said)
Grace Slick
Wendy Kaiser (REZ Band)
Terri Nunn
Kate Bush

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 2:01:57 PM PST
zlh67 says:
I like Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde).

And a few others, but for me, it IS Johnette and then "everyone else".

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2011 2:48:44 PM PST
I'm happy to see a thread about women rockers! I love classic rock, and even named a character in my Willow Ryan series after Stevie Nicks. I'll play along!

1. Janis Joplin
2. Stevie Nicks
3. Carole King (I know she's not technically rock, but she has an amazing voice!)
4. Joan Jett
5. Pat Benatar
6. Melissa Etheridge
7. Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane, not Starship!)
8. Carly Simon ("You're So Vain" has been stuck in my head all day!)
9. Chrissie Hynde
10. Lita Ford

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2011 5:00:17 PM PST
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Posted on Mar 5, 2011 5:39:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 5, 2011 5:42:30 PM PST
There have been a couple of "Best Female Rocker" threads in this forum before, including the current game, but I haven't seen any top 10 lists until now--gotta join in! And by "rock" I mean in the more general sense that encompasses everyone from Joni Mitchell to Joan Jett.

1) Kate Bush (the most transcendent--and more importantly, the most *consistent*--female entertainer of all time).
2) Stevie Nicks (the period from 1973-1983 was just amazing, what an icon!)
3) Joni Mitchell (the period from 1969-1976..the way she let her art grow and evolve was like The Beatles)
4) Grace Slick (the period from 1966-1973...probably the most intense stage presence of any female performer)
5) PJ Harvey (another *extremely* consistent artist, and my pick for best female rocker of the last 20 years)
6) Patti Smith (achieved her goal of being the female Jim Morrison)
7) Sandy Denny (that voice...that voice...)
8) Siouxsie Sioux (she's gone up in my ranking these past few months as I listen to "Juju" over and over again)
9) Deborah Harry (the period from 1977-81; great voice, great songs)
10)Chrissie Hynde (the first Pretenders album alone seals her place here, but the rest of her career
has been pretty solid)

Runners up include Hope Sandoval (of Mazzy Star, who used to be in my top 10 until Siouxsie leapfrogged to #8), Janis Joplin, Julie Driscoll (of The Brian Auger Trinity), Nico, Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins), Diana Ross (Supremes), Sinead O'Connor, Tori Amos, the girls from Stereolab (Mary and Laetitia)...and a few I'm probably forgetting.

I like Ann Wilson, but outside of a few undeniably great things on "Dreamboat Annie" and "Little Queen", never cared much for Heart's music.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2011 6:09:58 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 5, 2011 6:33:13 PM PST
Hinch says:
Right! I define rock with a wide brush. Good list! I liked Heart in the beginning. The only album of theirs I ever bought was DREAMBOAT ANNIE, on vinyl. In the 80s, they became too much of a power ballad group. I saw them live in the 70s and liked Nancy as a guitar player, more than Ann as a singer. Later I saw them when John Cougar did his first tour and was their opening act. We left half way through Heart.

I'm a big Kate Bush fan, and own all her albums on vinyl and some on cd. I never understood why she never hit it big in the U.S. She was very popular in Europe and had her own tv show. I always thought of Tori Amos as someone who stole Kate's act, or at least her voice, and made it big. lol

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2011 6:18:49 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 5, 2011 6:20:12 PM PST
Hinch says:
I would define Carole as rock. I thought she was in the 70s. Certainly as much as Carly Simon, who I also love. TAPESTRY is one of the biggest selling albums ever. I think everyone I knew back then owned it.

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 6:36:30 PM PST
@F.Hincholson: Kate has a big cult audience here, but otherwise she was just too literary, artsy and sophisticated for mass US taste. Our country preferred Madonna, then Britney. That says a lot.

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 8:15:23 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2011 8:15:51 AM PST
vivazappa says:

I'll take Grace Potter and Ann Wilson...

I swear to the big man upstairs...if you've never seen Grace live GO!

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 11:35:55 AM PST
Bwich'd says:
Antidiluvian.. I also can't stand Hynde's voice.. and for the same reason, can't stand Aimee Mann's either.

I've seen Ann mentioned several times but nobody mentioned Nancy Wilson? The guitar that makes Heart rock!? That magical intro on "Crazy On You". The driving cruch of "Barracuda".

Joan Jett
Melissa Etheridge
Pat Benetar
Stevie Nicks
Nancy Wilson
Ann Wilson
Cyndi Lauper
Lucinda Williams
PJ Harvey
Grace Slick
Patti Smythe

Posted on Mar 18, 2011 2:10:31 PM PDT
Nena & Joan Jett

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 10:24:34 AM PDT
Music Lover says:
Ann Wilson
Nancy Wilson

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 10:31:40 AM PDT
J. Turner says:
Kate bush
anne wilson
nancy wilson
grace slick
janis joplin
christine mcvie

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 11:36:06 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 18, 2011 11:37:39 PM PDT
Jeff P. says:
#1. is Joan Jett..Saw her in Knoxville cpl years back and she still rocks hard as ever!!!
Lita Ford
Pat Benatar
Ann Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Doro Pesch
Stevie Knicks
Patty Smythe of Scandal
Terri Nunn
Dale Bozzio
Susannah Hoffs
Cherie Currie
Jody Turner
Kim McCauliffe
Linda Ronstadt
Christine Mcvie
Rindy Ross
Martha Davis
Belinda Carlisle
Sass Jordan
Janis Joplin
Chrissie Hynde
Dale Krantz
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