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Typical Girls?: The Story of the Slits

Typical Girls The Story of the Slits 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

  • Title: Typical Girls?: The Story of the Slits
  • Author: Zoë Street Howe
  • ISBN: 9781847727800
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 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.

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    1 thought on “Typical Girls?: The Story of the Slits

    1. 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 knowing more about 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 conf [...]

    2. 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 experie [...]

    3. 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. 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 [...]

    5. 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 f [...]

    6. 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 [...]

    7. 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. Zoë 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 autobiogr [...]

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