Typical Girls - The Story of the Slits


Catalogue No: OP52855
Artist: The Slits
Format: Books | Biography
Wild, defiant and startlingly inventive, The Slits were ahead of their time. Although they created some unique hybrids - dub reggae and pop-punk, African rhythms, funk and free jazz - they were dismissed as being unable to play. Their lyrics were witty and perceptive while their influential first album challenged perceptions of punk and of girl bands... but they were still misunderstood. And that infamous debut album cover, with the band appearing topless and mud-daubed, prompted further misreadings of the first ladies of punk.

Author Zoë Street Howe speaks to The Slits themselves, to former manager Don Letts, mentor and PIL guitarist Keith 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.

Too long seen as a note in the margin of the history of rock, The Slits at last get a fair hearing in this revealing biography.
ISBN: 9781847727800
Published on: 01 July 2009
No of pages: 240
Language: English
Publisher: Omnibus Press

    Musicroom Reviews

    This is the only book out on The Slits - a total must read for Slits fans not just for this reason but 'coz the band approved this book and it's well written. First hand interviews with Ari Up, Viv and Tessa. It's about time a book came out on the girls. Highly recommended.
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