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A little twisted look at women and music

The history of Norwegian female rock and pop artists invites both longed-for humming and thought-provoking humming, but struggles as the course goes on.


[music history] If you want to ensure a bad mood on a gender mixed vocal, you should send out some ointments about the number of female musicians at this summer's music festivals, and then the quarrel is underway.

Because there is nothing cuter than discussing gender and music, and there is nothing smaller than reducing skilled musicians to either balls or breasts. And yet, all the time, paradoxically, both feminists and sexists do.

Long-awaited story

The book Piker, wine and song is in many ways a long-awaited tale of Norwegian female rock and pop artists for 50 years, from child star Anita Hegerland to punk vocalist Katja Benneche Osvold. Hundreds of individual artists and groups from the 50-year history of Norwegian popular music are present, both known and loved, and forgotten and displaced.

Marta Breen effortlessly moves around the entire fabric, drawing a historical thread throughout the narrative, while at the same time describing the development of the various genres and trends of the various genres and trends, all the time with the general development of society as a backdrop.

"I wrote this book to correct the skewed picture," Breen writes, and she has

certainly succeeds. She tells of the country's very first girl band, The Dandy Girls, who toured the world in the mid-1960s with great

success, without anyone in the old country taking notice of it, and who was also completely forgotten when NRK-

The series Norwegian Rock's history was shown in the fall of 2004.

She rips up a series of simple releases over the years where the main task of the female artist has been to look either innocent or sexy, and she brushes dust off important environments, milestones and meeting places, such as Club 7, Plata Reis kjerringa with the Daughters of the Official, Women's Culture Festival on Kalvøya in 1979,

the creation of Akks, RadiOrakel, the Stiff Nipples releases and the Zoom project.

Problematic discussion

Many female musicians themselves are extremely uncomfortable with gender being made a point when their music is to be assessed and analyzed. Breen responds to this – which is true – that "as long as the music industry is still very male-dominated, gender will continue to be an issue". When she saw in the chapter "The little big difference". . .

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