Ribbon Around A Bomb

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RAAB Radio #44: Mainstream Mania!

Believe the hype, folks, it actually happened. I created a 2-hour podcast of all mainstream women of pop, rock, and “punk” for Ribbon Around a Bomb Radio. Read the playlist below, and stream or download the show here. Don’t let the Intro song scare you off- just a 20-second joke for the true fans!

gogos[The Go-Gos]

Infect- Asesino
Liz Phair- Why Can’t I?
Nancy Sinatra- These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
Aretha Franklin- Respect
Jefferson Airplane- Someone to Love
Fleetwood Mac- Rhiannon
Heart- Barracuda
Joan Jett- I Love Rock N’ Roll
Patti Smith- Because the Night
The Runaways- Cherry Bomb
Blondie- Call Me
The Slits- Typical Girls
The Go-Gos- We Got the Beat
The Pretenders- Brass In Pocket
Nena- 99 Luftballoons
Siouxsie and the Banshees- Kiss Them For Me
Til Tuesday- Voices Carry
The Bangles- Walk Like an Egyptian
The B-52s- Love Shack
Bow Wow Wow- I Want Candy
Pat Benatar- Love Is a Battlefield
The Waitresses- I Know What Boys Like
No Doubt- Just a Girl
Hole- Retard Girl
Garbage- Stupid Girl
Alanis Morissette- You Oughta Know
Metric- Combat Baby
Avril Lavigne- Sk8er Boi
Breeders- Cannonball
Peaches- Fuck the Pain Away
The Donnas- Take it Off
Veruca Salt- Seether

raab mainstream shirley manson [Shirley Manson of Garbage.]

If you thought that was the worst playlist you’ve ever seen, listen to the rest of my podcasts! (They’re much more awesome and anti-commercial.)

raab mainstream stevie nicks [Stevie Nicks.]

3 comments on “RAAB Radio #44: Mainstream Mania!

  1. Kevin Hubbard
    September 30, 2013

    Your choice of photographs of these corporate icons seethe beyond the sacrifices they must have made to get their crafts appreciated. Some people who were vocal about the power of sisterhood in culture when I was a teen often sited Mary Hopkins as a heroine for “Those Were The Days My Friends” got the silent nod from me, having heard my first childhood out of the darkness via the sweet radio lilt of Mary Hopkins singing her song “Goodbye”. To this very day I can find “Fast Food Service” by the Plasmatics as uplifting as “The Troubles” by the Roches (they touched me when I was sick in the hospital). It was great to hear the Donnas as always. I wonder if there are enough black female fronted punk bands to do a theme show? If we all walked like egyptians, maybe we could end the tragedy of kids being bullied into suicide…

  2. David
    September 30, 2013

    The Slits are mainstream? There go some of my illusions of coolness!

    You did pick the German version of Nena’s song, so that’s an anti-sellout move right there.

    • ribbonaroundabomb
      October 1, 2013

      Haha, well the Slits were more because I never play them, but yeah, they are always requested by people with cred!

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