This week's edition of of the Stupefied Playlist© is brought to us by legendary LA punk rocker, Alice Bag. Arguably, Los Angeles could be credited with being at the forefront when it came to a musical movement known for being (mostly) equal opportunity. Go ahead and name the bands - the Alley Cats, X, Alice's very own Bags, the Go Go's, the Germs, 45 Grave, Legal Weapon, and others I'm sure, all had prominent female members if they weren't fronted by women. And Alice has always been in the thick of it.
A vocal defender of women's (and human) rights, Alice is still an active performer and writer. Her recent memoir, Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage/A Chicana Punk Story, tells the fantastic & true story of growing up in East LA during the sixties & seventies, and is well worth a read. Visit her sites below, check out her work, and go see her if she's playing a gig near you.
Big thanks to Alice for this wonderful playlist!
01. Arthur Alexander - In the Middle of it All
02. Freda Payne - Band of Gold
03. Doris Duke - Feet Start Walking
04. Bessie Smith - I Need a Little Sugar in my Bowl
05. Jimmy Scott - All the Way
06. Eydie Gorme y Los Panchos - Piel Canela
07. Raphael - Yo Soy Aquel
08. Pedro Infante - Cuando el Destino
09. The Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
10. Sparks - Equator
11. David Bowie - Life On Mars
12. Patti Smith - Ask the Angels
13. Suzi Quatro - Your Mama Won't Like Me
14. Elton John - First Episode At Hienton
15. Elvis Costello - Shipbuilding
16. Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love
17. The Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
18. X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage, Up Yours
19. Patsy Cline - She's Got You
20. Flat and Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown