Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Issue 1

Issue 1 of PussyRock came out in December 2004 and was an A4 zine of about 40 pages, photocopied in B + W.    The cover was a still of Amanda Palmer from the video for Girl Anachronism by The Dresden Dolls.
The print version is now sold out.

In the introduction I said, "Welcome to the first issue of PUSSY ROCK.   Over the past 10 years, I've written about many musicians in my different fanzines --- from the famous to the obscure.  I decided it was time to do another music zine and to base it around the theme of female musicians (and the "female" experience of being a fan).

This isn't intended to be male bashing.  Many of my favourite bands and singers are male but I figure most of them already have enough coverage elsewhere whilst for one reason or another, a lot of my favourite female artists don't get as much recognition.  Plus it makes it easier to concentrate on one subject area.  So this fanzine is about female musicians or a female viewpoint.  Of course, things are never cut and dried and many of the bands I talk about also feature male musicians but it's the women I choose to focus on and celebrate."

It included interviews with Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls, Hellen Storer of Thee Heavenly Music Association, The Priscillas and Little Whores on the Prairie (by Shelly).
Plus articles on Honey Bane, Inger Lorre, The Lunachicks (by Sophia), Times Square (the movie), Siouxsie and the Banshees (by Cazz Blase) and Japanese/Chinese/Korean girl bands (by Cazz Blase).
Plus reviews of Rasputina, Scarling, Jack Off Jill, Roxy Saint (including live photos), Thee Heavenly Music Association, Courtney Love, Living With Eating Disorders, The Dresden Dolls (including live photos) and The Priscillas.

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