Music, etc. by Eric D. Johnson
More in the series of largely curatorial posts that will probably become more and more a part of this blog, absent me finding more time to write or becoming better at quickly figuring out what I want to say about something. In any case, The Talkhouse has a cool little essay by Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill about Sleater-Kinney’s new album. Here’s a teaser:
You don’t need to hear the meaning of every word because you already have a certain amount of context, artwork, interviews and the fact that they are women. And if you think it doesn’t matter if they are women or not, then you don’t understand what a profoundly sexist world we live in today. They are a rock band composed of women, women who are not in a state of partial undress — just that in itself goes some way to making it a politically radical project.
Go read the rest of it here. Let me know what you think in comments.