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Rock She Wrote: Women Write about Rock, Pop, and Rap

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Brings together music criticism, fan experience, and performers' first person accounts from more that 60 women writers for 1960s to the 1990s.

This intelligently compiled, wide-ranging volume provides exciting evidence of women writers' inroads made over the past three decades into the still male-dominated field of popular music criticism. Pioneers such as 1960s New Yorker
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Paperback, 477 pages
Published August 24th 1999 by Cooper Square Publishers (first published 1995)
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Marie
Nov 18, 2007 Marie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: music lovers
I read this a few years ago. It's a great collection of music essays by women. I wish I had read it in college. I think it would have had an affect on my career journey.
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Dec 21, 2012 Osa Atoe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy, fun reading. I LOVE Kim Gordon's Sonic Youth tour diary entries. She's such a good rock writer.
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Aug 07, 2007 Courtney rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, music, femmes
An interesting collection of essays by women in the world of rock (artists, writers, groupies, etc).
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Aug 09, 2007 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: rock nerds
Shelves: noise, riotgrrl
oh, it's a good one.
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