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Scream with the She-Rebels

Simon Reynolds, The Observer, 15 March 1992

WHILE ROCK'N'ROLL abounds with angry young men, female rage has always been a scarce commodity. There's been the gleeful anarchy of the Slits, Patti Smith's beatnik delinquency, the taboo-shattering lyrics and confrontational stance of Lydia Lunch, the forbidding aloofness of Siouxsie and Sinead O'Connor. But there's never really been any she-rebel equivalent to insurrectionary figures like Johnny Rotten, Axl Rose, or Nirvana's Kurt Cobain.

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