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"Gurl(s) 29" Gina Birch and Ana da Silva, members of the post -punk phenomenon The Raincoats, escape a gig in Philly and record a live album at The Kitchen in NYC.
Sound mixing was mostly a mans world until "Gurl 28" Sandy Friedman took the reins of the soundboard at Storyville and blazed her own sonic trail.
"Gurl 27" Joyce Linehan raised music management to an art form in the post punk universe, mentoring a slew of artists before moving her talents into politics.
"Gurl 26" Agnes De Vril was a passionate whirlwind in the decadent, thrill ride, surrealistic, experiential fever dream that was New York City in the early 1980's.
New York City in 1982 was like a gun without a safety. You could put it in your mouth. You just could never be sure when it might go off. At the center of it all was Danceteria.
Fad Gadget and his wife and manager, "Gurl 24" Barbara Tovey, lived a life out of a French movie, replete with smokey extremes, wild adventure, and an unforgettable night at Bond's Casino.
Looking back, it is astounding that she, like so many “gurls,” is so giving of her gifts and free with her insight and inspiration to such complete and utter dolts.
"Gurl 22" Thalia Zedek carved a signature sound in her post punk sonic whirlwind, mining darker raw emotion throughout a succession of projects and bands.
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".