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Who are your favorite Women Rockers?


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Initial post: Dec 12, 2012 10:40:22 AM PST
D. Vicks says:
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Posted on Dec 12, 2012 11:09:31 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 12, 2012 11:14:30 AM PST
Linda Ronstadt proved she could rock throughout the 70s but went on to become possibly the most *Versatile* Female Singer of her generation having recorded albums not only in Rock but also Country, Folk, Pop Standards, New Wave, New Age, Spanish Language, Opera, Adult Contemporary, Lullabies, Xmas Music & Creole!

No other singer has had such success across so many genres.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 11:12:20 AM PST
Randy says:
Gotta go with The Runaways.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 11:30:59 AM PST
S. Rice says:
Pussy Riot

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 11:44:36 AM PST
Janis Joplin
Grace Slick
Stevie Nicks
Alanis Morsette
Paula Cole
Joan Osborne

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 11:53:37 AM PST
Johnny Bee says:
Patti Smith
Kim Gordon
Kirstin Hersh
Janis Joplin
Lucinda Williams

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 11:58:59 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 12, 2012 11:59:37 AM PST
Not so much the music, but Patty Smyth has a wickedly, great voice. So good she was actually being considered as a replacement for Van Halen in the mid 80s.

As for faves...Hope Sandoval is definitely up there.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 12:36:12 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 12, 2012 12:48:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 12, 2012 12:50:57 PM PST
vivazappa says:
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals!
She can sing her butt off...plays both electric and accoustic guitar plus piano and a Hammond B-3.
She is more than competent on all of them.
Her band is great and loud live!

I saw them 3 times last weekend...all excellent shows...and not a bunch of repeated songs.

On the last night they cut loose with a bunch of covers:
War Pigs
Whole Lotta Love
Black Hole Sun
Sweet Emotion
Crazy on You

They killed it on War Pigs!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 1:27:15 PM PST
Dee Zee says:
Janis
Liz Phair
Linda Ronstadt
Grace Slick
Sinead O'Connor
Kim Deal
Patti Smith

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 1:41:34 PM PST
Stratocaster says:
Except for a few runner ups, my list begins and ends with Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders). The perfect female voice for rock IMO, and a true original.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 2:12:11 PM PST
Mike B. says:
Cindy Bullens
Suzi Quatro
Genya Ravan
Amy Rigby
Patti Smith

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 3:10:13 PM PST
D. Vicks says:
Debbie Harry
Tina Weymouth.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 3:35:09 PM PST
Working Man says:
Ann and Nancy Wilson
Chrissy Hynde
Grace Potter
Lynn Jackaman (Saint Jude)
Pat Benatar
Patti Smith
Stevie Nix
Joan Jett
Lita Ford

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 7:01:42 PM PST
- says:
Danielia Cotton has a pretty good blend of Rockers and ballads.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 7:24:17 PM PST
Patti Smith
Chrissy Hynde
Siouxsie Sioux
Shirley Manson
Alison Mosshart
Brittany Howard

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 9:00:40 PM PST
Warner Bros. all female band: Fanny.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 9:05:24 PM PST
Sha57 says:
Beth Hart

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 9:15:33 PM PST
D. Vicks says:
What about Women Jazz artist?

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 1:17:46 AM PST
I really like the Linda Rondstadt mentions. She is such a great singer and could get down with the best. She went with the tide into the 80's. But some of that early stuff is rockin' and heartbreakin' at the same time, just a tear and rock n roll in her voice.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 6:39:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2012 6:45:50 PM PST
Went to see The Cramps Halloween show in San Francisco in 1998 and I was pretty happy to find out that Pearl Harbor & The Explosions were the opening band. Pearl, was singin' a storm, she is great performer!

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 7:17:31 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2012 7:22:37 PM PST
zlh67 says:
I've checked out and re-checked out Grace Potter and her band because (a) I'd heard good things about them on these forums and elsewhere, and (b) yes, I may be a male pig but she's plenty easy to look at, so why wouldn't I? But after seeing 4-5 performances on tv of various songs, I've yet to hear one that made me think "I've gotta hear that one again." Good band, good sound and good performers, but without songs that grab me, I'll pass. So for my "newcomer" female artist, I'll go with:

- Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes); she'll never be confused with a Vogue covergirl, but when it comes to songs and singin', she's got the goods imo. Met her (briefly) at ACL fest this year too and she seemed very down to earth.

All-time faves is probably a tie between:

- Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde + multiple other side projects and solo work)
- Lucinda Williams

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 7:34:14 PM PST
Derald King says:
joan jett

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 9:40:45 PM PST
james gray says:
Patti Smith first and foremost although like most great rockers she does more than just rock. P.J. Harvey rocks occasionally and when she does it is great although I like her other non-rocking material even better. Johnette Napolitano from Concrete Blonde has thrown out some truely classic rock especially the first album and Mexican Moon (an under-rated classic).Joan Jett don't seem to warrant much respect but has always been a solid rock/pop stylist beginning with her material with the Runaways. L7 were great female rockers. Someone mentioned Lucinda Williams and Joan Osbourne, both are good guitarists and can rock when they do rock material. The Noisettes first album is a rock classic (again, an under-rated one).

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 2:50:12 AM PST
D. Vicks says:
Who sings "HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT FIRE AWAY."?

How are the Roaches?
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