Punk music was very male-dominated but there are some great women punk artists such as Siouxsie Sioux and Poly Styrene. I have written about punk and metrosexuality before!
Someone claims that Brigitte Bardot would ‘rip Debbie Harry to shreds’, showing simultaneously that they know Blondie’s work whilst also being able to gently put down the peroxide artiste.
But I have news for them. Debbie Harry is as hard as nails. She would have to be, to make a name for herself in that ‘male dominated’ arena of punk pop music! NOBODY would rip her to shreds.
SO I am going to list my favourite hard as nails punk WOMEN who are as strong, provocative and downright scary as those punk boys are pretty.
Apart from Debbie Harry, there is of course PJ Harvey, wielding her guitar like a massive cock or a chainsaw:
Kat Bjelland of Babes In Toyland, screaming and writhing her way through the Riot Grrl revolution like no other:
Pauline Black who is a ska singer (ska is influenced by punk) but her attitude is 100% PUNK ROCK:
And finally, the amazing, the fearless, the poetic, the slightly unhinged, Patti Smith (who I am going to see live in concert in September):