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Isis: Eight-Piece, All-Woman Band in Musical No-Man's Land

Glenn O'Brien, Rolling Stone, 8 November 1973

NEW YORK – An all-woman rock band, one that really cooks, seems to be both a contradiction in terms and a lousy pun. They've come and gone, and there has never been a band of women which transcended the gimmick, which went beyond the queer, reverse draggery of it all and explored a musical territory that was a no man's land. If only there were an all-woman Rolling Stones, then Mick and every other horny rock star could just go shove all that Midnight Rambler stuff. And woman could go it alone.

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