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RAB Radio #20: Refusing to Be a Man

Every Saturday night, I DJ a radio show of all female-fronted punk, post-punk, no wave, garage rock… that kind of thing. In this installment of Ribbon Around a Bomb Radio, I actually played a song by an all-male band for the first time EVER. But at least it contained some pretty radical lyrics about “patricentricity” and the fact that, “there’s a difference between sexism and sexuality.” Experiment: successful, I’d say. The podcast can be streamed or downloaded HERE, or the playlist is below.

45 Grave- Black Cross
The Comes- Dead Body
Black Belles- Howl at the Moon
Dominatrix- Die Die
Slant 6- What Kind of Monster Are You?
Siouxsie and the Banshees- Halloween
Naked Agression- Your Nightmare, My Life
Castration Squad- Bat Thing
DxCxRx- Skull Front
Mo-Dettes- Dark Park Creeping
Ghost Walks- Fallen Angel
Flowers- After Dark
Skinned Teen- Black Cat
Lydia Lunch- Burning Skulls
Burning Witches- I Hate Your Guts
Super Heroines- Death on the Elevator
Finally Punk- Bitch Witch
Plasmatics- Living Dead
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks- Orphans
Decibelles- Vampires
Trashwomen- Nightmare at the Drag
Las Ultrasonicas- Godzilla
Witch Hunt- Fed Up
Fastbacks- Only at Night
The Brat- The Wolf
Concrete Blonde- Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
Die Montir Bats- Spread Your Legs, Release the Bats
Crass- Systematic Death
Gore Gore Girls- Where Evil Grows
Lovedolls- Now that I’ve Tasted Blood
The Eyeliners- Do the Zombie
The Bandaids- Reapers
Red Aunts- Skeleton Hand
Sacrilege- Dig Your Own Grave
Vice Squad- Young Blood
Horregias- Muerta
Hagar the Womb- Dressed to Kill


Check out other Radio Valencia shows too! And if anyone knows any other male punk band with feminist lyrics, hit me up! (I seriously can’t think of any other than Propaghandi.)

5 comments on “RAB Radio #20: Refusing to Be a Man

  1. TommyTopHat
    April 23, 2013

    I’m friends with a guy who’s very feminist and stuff…he plays music and is into activism and that sort of thing, so he’s probably done some songs with feminist lyrics.

    • ribbonaroundabomb
      April 23, 2013

      Send songs if you have ’em. ribbonaroundablog at gmail. 🙂

      • TommyTopHat
        April 23, 2013

        I shall mention your show to him if I ever get a chance to talk to him soon then.

      • Bill
        April 21, 2017

        You should check out Scrawl (80’s 3 piece band). Their 1st two albums are my favorite.

      • ribbonaroundabomb
        April 21, 2017

        Oh cool, I certainly will! Thanks for reading even though I don’t update this blog anymore!

        I do a radio show from the Mission and try to upload episodes here… erineyesore.tumblr.com


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