"For a Second Wave feminist like myself, Girls to the Front evokes wonderfully the way the generation after mine soaked up the promise and the punishment of feminist consciousness....A richly moving story." -Village Voice writer Vivian GornickGirls to the Front is the epic, definitive history of the Riot Grrrl movement-the radical feminist punk uprising that exploded into the public eye in the 1990s, altering America's gender landscape forever.
Author Sara Marcus, a music and politics writer for Time Out New York, Slate.com, Pos, and Heeb magazine, interweaves research, interviews, and her own memories as a Riot Grrrl front-liner.
Her passionate, sophisticated narrative brilliantly conveys the story of punk bands like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy-as well as successors like Sleater-Kinney, Partyline, and Kathleen Hanna's Le Tigre-and their effect on today's culture.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 28/09/2010
- Category: Punk, New Wave & Indie
- ISBN: 9780061806360