Sunday, February 21, 2010

ROCK Orgy: Le Tigre's "Hot Topic" + Women Who Rock!


LE TIGRE:
JD Samson, Kathleen Hanna, Johanna Fateman


ROCK Orgies are songs that celebrate other artists or songs.

Today, the political call-out anthem "Hot Topic" by Le Tigre.

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After helping spearhead the Riot Grrrl Movement in the early '90s, a Punk feminist running partner with Grunge and activist youth, Kathleen Hanna eventually struck new courses with the Electro-Punk trio, Le Tigre.

"Hot Topic" gives due shout-outs to tons of female innovators in the arts, sports, activism, and music.

Here's a cool video by Wynne Greenwood that complements that with even more great influencers.

LE TIGRE -"Hot Topic" (1999)




On the music side, the song salutes sonic rebels like:

YOKO ONO -"Approximately Infinite Universe" (1972)


CIBO MATTO -"Know Your Chicken" (1995)


THE BUTCHIES -"Send Me You" (2204)


SLEATER KINNEY -"Combat Rock" (2002)


UT -"Sham Shack" (1984)


ANN PEEBLES -"I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" (1973)


NINA SIMONE -"Revolution" (1969)


THE SLITS -"Typical Girls" (1979)


HAZEL DICKENS -"Rebel Girl" (1990)


ARETHA FRANKLIN -"Respect" (1967)


JOAN JETT ft. Kathleen Hanna -"Activity Grrrl" (1994)


MIA X -"I Get The Paper"


THE NEED -"Whitewash Cannonball" (1997)



Winners all!


"Don't you stop
We won't stop
Don't you stop..."



© Tym Stevens



See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist


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