Every now and then I have an idea. Rarely, but sometimes, I actually execute the ideas.
My latest idea is to bum rush interesting people via video - selfie style - and ask them questions about who they are and what they're doing to make the world a better place. Because quite frankly, the world needs to improve itself...on many levels.
I personally think the world would be a much better place with more successful all female fully sustained rock bands in it.
Why has there not been a commercially successful all female band since the 1980s? Yes, I am talking about The Gos Gos and The Bangles. Why has there not been a single all female self sufficient band to crack the Top 40 in the United States since the 1980s? Why has there not been an all female band to rise to the ranks of U2...or even Coldplay?
Dixie Chicks...sort of. Indigo Girls. Not as successful commercially and technically neither are fully sustained bands. Both Indigos and Dixies tour with guys supporting them on stage and in the studio. Don't misunderstand. I've got deep mad loving respect for both Indigos and Dixies. L'HOVE both. I just need to know why the music industry in our country has not given the public an all female Beatles, or Stones, or U2, or Dave Matthews Band, and on and on and on and on and on.
|Fanny, first all female band to release a major label album (1970)|
So, I had a chance to bum rush June Millington, founding member of the very first all female band to ever release a major label album. Her band is called Fanny. Some of you may know who Fanny is. But I am sure some of you DO NOT know and are just learning that this epically important band in the history of rock music even exists.
It is absolutely butt ass crazy that you had to read Hangin' With Hendo to learn this. Even David Bowie is pissed off about it.
In a 1999 interview with Rolling Stone, Fanny fan David Bowie revealed his respect for the band:
"One of the most important bands in American rock has been buried without a trace. And that is Fanny. They were one of the finest rock bands of their time. They were extraordinary...they're as important as anybody who's ever been. Revivify Fanny. And I will feel that my work is done." - David Bowie
Roll the video:
Sick of Sarah
Girl in a Coma
The Blue Bonnets
Oh yeah and Antigone Rising