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The Night Nurse, "Gurl 21" Amy Wachtel, burned reggae music and Jamaican dub into the post punk consciousness of college radio and hipsters across America from New York to Los Angeles.
Susan Anway circled the punk scene in a cloud of danger, ferocious, fearless, uncompromising, singer for the band V;, Susan was no ordinary "gurl".
Ruth Polsky was responsible for giving many post punk bands their first taste of America, including The Smiths, New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Cocteau Twins.
"Gurl Eighteen" Lesley Woods of the Au Pairs embraced feminism, radical politics, and the post punk fervor of ideological soul mates like Gang of Four and the Mekons.
Athens, GA. spawned the post punk dance music of R.E.M., The B-52's, and Pylon, featuring the Dionysian presence of "Gurl Seventeen" Vanessa Briscoe.
"Gurl Sixteen" Emily Kaplan was fiery, inspiring, profane, whip smart, unafraid and indulgently infuriating, creating passionate drama like a raucous scene from a John Cassavetes movie.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1980 - It is and has always been twisted. A bizarre ritual of exploitation and excess in pursuit of one thing only....sex....
The Dance were a more sophisto NYC band, with Lower East Side sensibilities, and featured "Gurl Fifteen", the mysteriously extraordinary Eugenie Diserio.
The death of the hippie dream and the pursuit of artistic license led to the thundering punk rock of Bush Tetras, featuring "Gurl Fourteen" Cynthia Sley.
When Lydia Lunch burned her way through Boston one night at The Underground she was as fierce and fearsomely brilliant as her reputation.