Typical Girls?: The Story of the Slits



[Ebook] ➩ Typical Girls?: The Story of the Slits Author Zoë Street Howe – E17streets4all.co.uk Wild, defiant and startlingly inventive, The Slits were ahead of their time Author Zoe Street Howe speaks to The Slits themselves, to former manager Don Letts, mentor and PIL guitarist Phil Levene and Wild, The Story of the PDF \ defiant The Story Epub Þ and startlingly inventive, The Slits were ahead of their time Author Zoe Street Howe speaks to The Slits themselves, to former manager Don Letts, mentor and PIL guitarist Phil Levene and many other friends and colleagues to discover exactly how The Slits phenomenon came about and to celebrate the legacy of a seminal band long overdue its rightful acclaim.Typical Girls?: The Story of the Slits

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  • Paperback
  • 218 pages
  • Typical Girls?: The Story of the Slits
  • Zoë Street Howe
  • English
  • 14 October 2018
  • 1847727808

10 thoughts on “Typical Girls?: The Story of the Slits

  1. says:

    I m not going to lie I came to know about this book by reading the Slits guitarist s, Viv Albertine, memoir, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes Music, Music, Music Boys, Boys, Boys. I read that book because I was interested in knowingabout the band since I ve been intrigued by their music for some time.Journalist Zoe Howe realized there were no biographies about the band, one of her favorites, so she set out to fill that void Viv Albertine mentions in her own book how when they were first co I m not going to lie I came to know about this book by reading the Slits guitarist s, Viv Albertine, memoir, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes Music, Music, Music Boys, Boys, Boys. I read that book because I was interested in knowingabout the band since I ve been intrigued by their music for some time.Journalist Zoe Howe realized there were no biographies about the band, one of her favorites, so she set out to fill that void Viv Albertine mentions in her own book how when they were first confronted by Howe about writing the book, they met her with a little wariness Luckily they adored her and she was able to interview each of the main players in the group Ari Up, Viv Albertine, Tessa Pollitt, and Palmolive, making this a very complete and accurate account of how the band came to be, what made them who they were, and their place in musical history.Much of this was repetitive for me, having just read Albertine s book Some of the references are the same, and I cannot even say that Howe took aunbiased approach than Albertine because Howe is a serious fan, her adoration for the band is evident on nearly every page This doesn t make the book bad, per se, but it is relatively one sided This is a book for fans, or those with a passing interest in their music specifically, or punk music generally.I was happy to see three sections of black and white pictures some of the same images were used in Albertine s book, but this was a muchextensive collection These images show the girls and, yes, they were girls when they started let s not forget Ari Up was 14 years old when she joined Palmolive in forming the band on stage, back stage, and in their natural habitats, showing the various sides of each of them And you get to see Ari s hair becomeadvanced It s like watching Giorgio s hair get taller and wilder in each season of Ancient Aliens Except, I understand from this book, Ari actually had critters in her hair at one point, which is pretty hardcore I enjoyed reading this, and it was a quick read Between this and Albertine s book, I feel a have a solid idea of what the band was about and what they wanted to accomplish The book is also very, very British As a non Brit myself, I found a few occasions where I wasn t quite sure what Howe was trying to say, just because the terminology was unfamiliar to me This doesn t mean anything, I m just saying There s a lot of references to taking the piss which will always amuse me, apparently

  2. says:

    This book originally was published in 2009 and I came back to read it now after finishing Viv Albertine s fabulous autobiography I was always a fan of the Slits after buying their first record Cut when it came out in 1979 The Slits came out of the same fertile British punk scene that the Clash and the Pistols did, but their journey was quite different The author, Zoe Street Howe, was a big fan of the Slits and she managed to get the band members to open up about their life and experiences i This book originally was published in 2009 and I came back to read it now after finishing Viv Albertine s fabulous autobiography I was always a fan of the Slits after buying their first record Cut when it came out in 1979 The Slits came out of the same fertile British punk scene that the Clash and the Pistols did, but their journey was quite different The author, Zoe Street Howe, was a big fan of the Slits and she managed to get the band members to open up about their life and experiences in the band Even though the Slits were an all girl band for a very short time all of their official recordings had a male drummer they became pioneers for women in rock.The book is an easy read and contains great pictures of the band as well a discography at the end The book is British so there are a few comments and sayings that were unfamiliar to me and the book could have used a bitediting As a Detroiter reading that the Stooges were from New York was annoying The book also has a bit too much of a fan perspective where bad decisions and behavior by the band is glossed over One former manager states that the Slits wereimportant than the Clash However, these are minor quibbles The Slits music has stood the test of time much better than most of their contemporaries Listening to Cut in 2015 is just as much of a treat now as it was back then, except that I can finally understand and relate to what the Slits were trying to do This book does a great service by bringing the story of the Slits back into the public eye and exposing a new generation of fans to their music

  3. says:

    As I adore the Slits, I adored this book Great photos to accompany and gives juicy details that all music fans will love Really helps connect punk and the Slits family tree.

  4. says:

    Carrying on a recent Viv Albertine Slits obsession, I read this, a book referred to in Viv Albertine s book Clothes Clothes. I learntins and outs, it prompted me to listen to their album Return of the Giant Slits which was a tremendous disappointment Throughout all these books, Viv and co reiterate just how much they didn t know I think they are great characters but the music I feel like my granny Have to try and imagine how dangerous the Slits were they weren t really p Carrying on a recent Viv Albertine Slits obsession, I read this, a book referred to in Viv Albertine s book Clothes Clothes. I learntins and outs, it prompted me to listen to their album Return of the Giant Slits which was a tremendous disappointment Throughout all these books, Viv and co reiterate just how much they didn t know I think they are great characters but the music I feel like my granny Have to try and imagine how dangerous the Slits were they weren t really people felt threatened by the way they dressed and their couldn t care less attitude But I still don t like their music

  5. says:

    Interesting timeline of events if you are interested in The Slits It also goes through the different eras, and influences they had, as well as the different musicians they collaborated with or help them in their journey.

  6. says:

    I m a huge fan of the Slits, who have always been underrated, but I was a bit disappointed in the book I don t read a lot of music biographies, and this isn t a terrible book by any means, but it s a matter of perspective Having been around alive when the Slits were together, the history that formed the backdrop to their emergence is also my history, so it feels strange to see it depicted as such an external narrative.The author, who I sincerely believe wants to do justice to the impact a I m a huge fan of the Slits, who have always been underrated, but I was a bit disappointed in the book I don t read a lot of music biographies, and this isn t a terrible book by any means, but it s a matter of perspective Having been around alive when the Slits were together, the history that formed the backdrop to their emergence is also my history, so it feels strange to see it depicted as such an external narrative.The author, who I sincerely believe wants to do justice to the impact and significance of the Slits, simply wasn t alive when any of this stuff was going on, so she can only write about it from a weird back in the day, I m told historical perspective Not her fault, of course, and it might read better to someone from her generation than to someone for whom the punk ethos has been lived and internalized for decades

  7. says:

    So, this has been sitting for a while waiting to be read, especially after reading Viv Albertine s Clothes, Clothes, Clothes Music, Music, Music Boys, Boys, Boys. last year It s no real secret that I m a fan of Zoe s books I always think that she manages to capture a real sense of the bands without stepping too far into the fan zone, and remain unbiased.Here, that s a little less true, but I do think this might be my favourite of her books Still thinking about that one While her ador So, this has been sitting for a while waiting to be read, especially after reading Viv Albertine s Clothes, Clothes, Clothes Music, Music, Music Boys, Boys, Boys. last year It s no real secret that I m a fan of Zoe s books I always think that she manages to capture a real sense of the bands without stepping too far into the fan zone, and remain unbiased.Here, that s a little less true, but I do think this might be my favourite of her books Still thinking about that one While her adoration for the band shines through, and some bits can feel a bit repetitive, I just think it captures something magnificent in music This book is a breeze to get through, and it s really interesting to read about their standing in being pioneers of sorts for women in punk, while not necessarily aiming to be anything but themselves But in being themselves unashamedly and doing what they want, that gave them a certain standing whether they wanted it or not That whole part was particularly interesting, as somone whose first few years with alternative music was unintentionally male dominated.I think what I get most from this book is that Howe has managed to reign in the fandom element in her future books But then again, as someone who loves music, it s very easy to be drawn into enthusiasm as it oozes from the page And The Slits are brilliant, so it all just made for a really fun book

  8. says:

    This is a fun and breezy read of an official Slits history contributed to all by all surviving members With plenty of pictures and first person recollections, this tells the importnat story of an all female group that ahead of the curve artistically and business wise They successfullt wrangled creative control from Island and helped fuse the early punky reggae sound name checked by Bob Marley in the original recording of Punky Reggae Party with their own music as well as funding their to This is a fun and breezy read of an official Slits history contributed to all by all surviving members With plenty of pictures and first person recollections, this tells the importnat story of an all female group that ahead of the curve artistically and business wise They successfullt wrangled creative control from Island and helped fuse the early punky reggae sound name checked by Bob Marley in the original recording of Punky Reggae Party with their own music as well as funding their tour with Prince Hammer and Don Cherry.Through their timing and personal connection to the nascent punk scene via Ari Up s mother Nora, The Sex Pistols, and The Clash, as well as others this also makes for a unique view into the birth of English punk rock

  9. says:

    An important study of an important band This biography carries just the right amount of weight and detail to entertain and inform without falling prey to obsessive nit picking Zo Howe is becoming a vital chronicler of the alternative music scene and her seemingly intuitive ability to balance content is as impressive as her choice of subjects A lesson in self belief and standing tall through adversity which is doubly interesting if you read it along with Viv Albertine s fascinating autobiogra An important study of an important band This biography carries just the right amount of weight and detail to entertain and inform without falling prey to obsessive nit picking Zo Howe is becoming a vital chronicler of the alternative music scene and her seemingly intuitive ability to balance content is as impressive as her choice of subjects A lesson in self belief and standing tall through adversity which is doubly interesting if you read it along with Viv Albertine s fascinating autobiography

  10. says:

    Superior biography Really captures the spirit of the time and the creative energy of the band.

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