Last week we had the massive pleasure of spending a couple of days in a room with some truly brilliant and lovely people – Abbi and Helen from Rash Dash, our regular composer David Edwards and designer Rhys Jarman.
It was time for us to play together with the story we’ve plotted for a new show we’re making with Northern Stage called The Noise that we’ll be producing in autumn 2013 – “a “sci-detective thriller about sound/noise and its impact on us – physically, emotionally, psychologically”.
and Abbi and Helen helped us make a “Baby Penguin Dance”. Which, (un)fortunately, we don’t have any pics or video of us doing…
One of our (main?) characters is a 16 (18?) year old girl called Charlie and we were making an ‘event’ for her titled “She likes to dance to loud music”. And I asked our followers on twitter what they thought was “the most rocking song ever recorded by a woman?”. There was such a great response that I wanted to make a playlist. So here it is. Enjoy…
Clare and Chris both went straight for Kathleen Hanna and Le Tigre
and here she is with her previous band Bikini Kill
@iamfinlay also suggested Dragon Lady by The Geraldine Fibbers which is great
@hannahnicklin sent us to Mississipi Goddam by Nina Simone
(there’s also a great film of her doing this live here, but the sound’s not great)
Hannah also pointed us to Vales
but I reckon for pure metal you have to agree that our Chris really knows his shit
the singer Runhild Gammelsæter is also a Fulbright Scholar and has a biology Phd <swoons>
Someone else who also knows their metal is the very excellent @DeanVipond who’s currently redesigning this website. Although he confused me a bit by suggested Barracuda by Heart…
…and Violet by Hole (also on @Postcard_Gods list and which I get more), but then further confused me by asserting that Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler is “Towering” and that Suzi Quattro’s Devil Gate Drive is “underrated”. Dean is also responsible for introducing me to the Dirty Donnas – “Totally bad ass pop rock band”.
while @matlock brought the funk with Betty Davis’ Anti Love Song
and Annette Peacock’s Pony
which reminded me of Patti Jo’s Make Me Believe In You
which is on my list of Songs To Be Played At My Funeral. I want head-nod-shoulder-bounce grooving groove at my pyre, baby.
@rashdashtheatre love the “wild vocals” of Bjork
and think “these guys are cool”
We’ve included Amanda Palmer in a previous post like this and I was surprised by no Kate Bush being suggested. What else is missing?