By using our website and our services, you agree to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy . ⬆. Recommended Work: Interior Scroll, in which Schneemann stood naked and removed a scroll from her vagina and read its text, literalizing the creative power of female sexuality. And it’s just a fucking snapshot. Recommended Work: She Had Her Gun All Ready (1978). She adapted her 1988 quilt Tar Beach into an acclaimed children’s picture book of the same name in 1991 and has since become a prolific, award-winning children’s book author. She has since been the subject of belated retrospectives in the U.S. and Europe, including a 2017 exhibition at the New Museum in New York. Underappreciated for too long, the Slits were an obvious influence on many Riot Grrrl bands. Let's Run: 7. (Skip to the 55-minute mark to see Ono join them for their signature song “Know Your Chicken.”) ⬆. So much bullshit but we won't give in The former Bikini Kill frontwoman had formed the feminist queer electropunk band Le Tigre, and she was determined to make a song to counteract how depressed she and her bandmates were about the tenor of the times. LT Tour Theme. The first track off of Le Tigre’s 1999 self-titled debut unleashed a riot grrrl dance-punk party time excellent. Mr. Lady, Laura Cottingham She died in 2011. “Feminist comedy is the new punk rock,” she says.) Since the 1990s, Bond (who has since adopted the middle name Vivian and the pronoun “v”) has had a prolific musical and performance career. ), The song also afforded the band the opportunity to meet some of the feminist heroes they shouted out. Yr So Crazy! ⬆. We won't stop What's Yr Take On Casavetes. Eau D'bedroom Dancing: 3. The debut effort from Le Tigre sounds like the best new wave album not to come from the 1980s. Her solo career was punctuated by activism on behalf of the coal miners she grew up with in West Virginia, and her music appeared in Barbara Kopple’s Oscar-winning 1976 documentary Harlan County, USA and John Sayles’ 1987 film Matewan. Their 1979 debut album Cut, which drew heavily on reggae and dub, is one of the best punk albums of the era. She revisited this work in 2017 at the age of 82 with CARVING: 45 Years Later. Billie Jean King! Recommended Work: “Bedouin” from their 1985 EP Confidential. Recommended Work: Watch Billie Jean King talk about that famous match, her fight for equal pay, and how she explains to Boomers that millennials are actually awesome. Her landmark 1972 installation work CARVING: A Traditional Sculpture is a series of 148 photographs of Antin’s naked body, documenting the 10 pounds she lost over 37 days of dieting. ⬆, A photographer (whose professional work is under the name Catherine Opie) who became known in the 1990s for Being and Having (1991) and Portraits (1993–97), two remarkable large-scale portrait series that depicted queer communities, and her deeply personal and painful 1993 Self-Portrait/Cutting and 1994 Self-Portrait/Pervert. (Among the subjects of Portraits are several people name-checked in “Hot Topic,” including Diane DiMassa, Justin Vivian Bond, and Vaginal Davis.). Le Tigre Track Listing CD 1; 1 Deceptacon; 2 Hot Topic; 3 What’s Yr Take on Cassavetes; 4 The The Empty; 5 Phanta; 6 Eau d’Bedroom Dancing; 7 Let’s Run; 8 My My Metrocard; 9 Friendship Station; 10 Slideshow at Free University; 11 Dude. The band broke up in 2005. This slightly haphazard approach resulted in a song that is both an essential and idiosyncratic list of feminist people and personalities, centered in New York City and Olympia, Washington, but including a North Carolina novelist, a Canadian cartoonist, and a Japanese artist. ⬆. From left to right: Kathleen Hanna, Johanna Fateman, and JD Samson. Yr So Crazy! ⬆. 03. Exclusive offer. Hot topic is the way that we rhymeHot topic is the way that we rhymeOne step behind the drum styleOne step behind the drum style, Carol Rama and Eleanor AntinYoko Ono and Carolee SchneemannYou’re getting old, that’s what they’ll say, butDon’t give a damn I’m listening anyway, Stop, don’t you stopI can’t live if you stopDon’t you stop, Gretchen Phillips and Cibo MattoLeslie Feinberg and Faith RinggoldMr. Andreas Sterzing’s iconic 1989 portrait of Wojnarowicz with stitched lips (the inspiration for the painting above) was used as a poster image for Silence = Death, a powerful 1990 documentary about AIDS, and has become an enduring symbol about the importance of expression in resistance. Recommended Work: The 2001 Mr. Lady compilation album Calling All Kings & Queens, which includes Le Tigre and a number of other artists shouted out in “Hot Topic”: Sleater-Kinney, the Butchies, Justin Vivian Bond’s Kiki and Herb, Gretchen Phillips, and Vaginal Davis’ PME. Le Tigre - Le Tigre Album Lyrics; 1. Friendship Station: 5. Cathy Sisler! Hot Topic "Hot Topic" was released as the album's only single. ⬆. ⬆. 04. Mia X! Justin Bond! Julie Doucet! Hot Topic: 6. Her greatest contribution, though, has been to help define (as well as question) postcolonialism, the interdisciplinary study of European colonialism’s impact and cultural legacy. Let's Run. Recommended Work: “Dig Me Out” from Dig Me Out (1997), “Modern Girl” from The Woods (2005). One of the most important American artists of our time, whose work, featuring her signature black paper silhouettes, breaks boundaries by presenting caricatures in nightmarish antebellum scenarios, exploring race, sexuality, gender, and violence. “I’ve heard from art critics, curators, and collectors that they learned of artists from the songs; I’ve seen people discuss on Twitter how ‘Hot Topic’ was their gateway drug into Leslie Feinberg or Yoko Ono or Vaginal Davis. An American-born video and performance artist whose works were exhibited in Canada in the 1990s. And then she asked for an autograph! ⬆. album: "Feminist Sweepstakes" (2001) The song encourages them to … ⬆. A video and performance artist who has played in several punk bands in the Northwest and contributed to the first Lady Fest music and arts festival. Eau d’Bedroom Dancing: 4. A former world No. You can cancel anytime. A conceptual artist who has spent the past several decades exploring black lives and black female subjectivity. They broke up in 2001. Try disabling any ad blockers and refreshing this page. I can't live if you stop Vivienne Dick and Lorraine O'Grady The Lyrics for Deceptacon by Le Tigre have been translated into 4 languages. Benning left in 2001 and was replaced by JD Samson for the rest of the group's existence. The Serpentine Galleries in London mounted a major retrospective of Ringgold’s work this year, the first time she’s been exhibited outside of the U.S. An independent feminist and queer record label and video art distributor co-founded in 1996 by Tammy Rae Carland and musician Kaia Wilson of queercore bands Team Dresch and the Butchies. Her landmark 1985 essay “Can the Subaltern Speak?” emphasizes that since speaking is a transactional relationship between speaker and listener, those who are “subaltern”—who are truly written out of capitalist structures—cannot be heard. See more. Her song “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” dedicated to playwright Lorraine Hansberry, has become an important black American anthem. The other half of the pioneering bluegrass duo with Hazel Dickens. One of the biggest and most divisive musical stars of the 1960s, famous for her genre-defying voice and her civil rights and black power activism. One of the 20th century’s greatest writers. ⬆. Diane DiMassa! ⬆. ), Recommended Work: “Drunken Love Song” from No Light in August (2000). Her massive, ambitious fountain “Fons Americanus” occupies the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in London until April. ⬆. What’s Yr Take on Cassavetes “To me, that was a really important moment for the band. She won 12 Grand Slam singles titles in the 1960s and 1970s but is just as famous for winning the 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” against Bobby Riggs. An artist and art critic whose 1998 video essay Not for Sale: Feminism and Art in the USA during the 1970s, featuring archival footage, artist interviews, and music by Yoko Ono, was a much-needed exploration of feminist art during a time when exhibitions on the subject were still few and far between. My My Metrocard. Recommended Work: Two Nice Girls – “I Spent My Last $10 (on Birth Control and Beer)” and “The Queer Song.” ⬆. ⬆. She later formed the Butchies with former bandmate Kaia Wilson. An all-women British punk band that formed in 1976 and played alongside the Clash, the Buzzcocks, and the Jam on the 1977 White Riot Tour across the U.K.—a tour that notoriously included an actual riot by fans at the Rainbow Theatre in London. Laurie Weeks and Dorothy Allison ⬆. ⬆. To take just one example: Le Tigre and several of the musicians referenced in the song played the now-defunct Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival in the late ’90s and 2000s, and were caught up, to varying degrees, in the decadeslong, painful controversy around the festival’s trans-exclusionary booking policy, which indisputably contributed to its declining relevance among younger people. In 1997, she co-founded Critical Resistance, a formative organization in the fight against mass incarceration. She also created the cult queercore zine Fertile La Toyah Jackson. To say, ‘OK, so maybe people will come after us for not mentioning this person or whatever. Mediocrity Rules. Le Tigre (French for "The Tiger", pronounced / l ə ˈ t iː ɡ r ə /) was an American electronic rock band formed by Kathleen Hanna (formerly of Bikini Kill), Johanna Fateman and Sadie Benning in 1998 in New York City. “You know, there’s effective call-out culture where productive dialogues begin, and then there’s really ineffective call-out culture where it’s just about winning a contest,” she says. She was known for her activism and brief affiliation with the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. A lesbian anti-racist activist, writer, and scholar who organized against the Klan in the South. Recommended Work: The Anita Pallenberg Story, a 2000 collaboration with filmmaker Leslie Singer, which explores sexual politics, rock ’n’ roll, and the art world through the figures of the Rolling Stones and Pallenberg, a model-actress often thought of as the band’s “muse.” ⬆. Borrowing a page from Hanna's…. Nina Simone! indisputably contributed to its declining relevance among younger people, 2017 exhibition at the New Museum in New York, an inspiration for the character of Maude Lebowski, leading voice in movements in the 1960s and 1970s to open museums to women and artists of color, major retrospective of Ringgold’s work this year, independent feminist and queer record label, A lesbian anti-racist activist, writer, and scholar, Irish filmmaker and important contributor to no wave cinema, exploring black lives and black female subjectivity, Olympia’s Maid: Reclaiming Black Female Subjectivity, pivotal activist, scholar, and speaker about social change, Davis’ speech at the 2017 Women’s March, a totally strung-out story of lesbian love in 1990s, poverty, family and sexual violence, and trauma, were known for swapping out instruments and vocals and constructing their songs through improvisation, turntablist, DJ, and Pinay-American activist, prompting the Whitney to respond with new wall text, U2 amplified his work to mainstream pop culture, performed at the end of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery protest marches, An all-women British punk band that formed in 1976, Elias left ATR in 1999 to pursue solo work and her own label, the coal miners she grew up with in West Virginia, a book he was warned would only alienate his audience, many of us found ourselves reading it again and again, Watch her patiently and hilariously explain, massive, ambitious fountain “Fons Americanus”, Dr. Frockrocket’s Vivifying (Re-Animatronic) Menagerie and Medicine Show, Riot Grrrl Convention held in D.C. in 1992, Carns’ ferocious stand-up drumming technique. Yayoi Kusama! Gayatri Spivak and Angela Davis In her novels Bastard Out of Carolina (1992) and Cavedweller (1998) and her short story collection Trash (1988), she explored poverty, family and sexual violence, and trauma in deeply powerful and empathetic ways. Hanna was once on a panel with Carolee Schneemann, and the first thing the trailblazing feminist artist said to Hanna was, “It’s SHNAY-man, not SHNEE-man.” “She chastised me for pronouncing her name wrong,” says Hanna, “And I was like, Oh no, SHNAY-man’s mad at me. Aretha Franklin! ⬆. Tongues Untied, his 1989 documentary about black gay men, is in Slate’s Black Film Canon; the film became a flashpoint in the culture wars after it was scheduled to be shown on PBS, and Pat Buchanan cited the film during his 1992 presidential primary run to attack National Endowment for the Arts funding. After a brief tour in 2010, Ut reunited again this year to perform a series of shows to support the reissue of their back catalog. ⬆. And so it kind of became this, like, downwardly mobile beauty pageant in reverse.”. This is a really good record, though a couple of the tracks can get rather shrill and irritating. In her 1973 Up to and Including Her Limits, she created a kinetic work by suspending herself from a harness and drawing on spaces with crayons. Dude Yr So Crazy!! Bridget Irish! Le Tigre - Hot Topic by xsurfy published on 2015-02-06T16:38:40Z. Don't you stop We won't stop Don't you stop Recommended Work: “Speed” from Burn, Berlin, Burn!, which was later included on the soundtrack to The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. But making any list of this sort carries some risks. “Hot Topic” was the perfect way to close out a decade that had seen the feminist ire that had once animated Riot Grrrl defanged and repackaged into more palatable “girl power” pop music. Slate is published by The Slate Group, a Graham Holdings Company. ⬆. Tammy Rae Carland and Sleater-Kinney Please include at least one social/website link containing a recent photo of the actor. ⬆, Recommended work: All of it, but start by watching Amazing Grace. In addition to decades of performance and visual art, Davis was in several art-punk bands, including the Afro Sisters and Pedro, Muriel, and Esther (PME). The Slits! So many roads and so much opinion Recommended Work: Her signature work is Action Pants: Genital Panic (1968), in which she strolled through a Munich art-house theater wearing crotchless pants and a leather jacket, her exposed vagina at eye level of the seated theatergoers, and challenged them to look at her instead of the women on screen. An Irish filmmaker and important contributor to no wave cinema, an underground, avant-garde film scene centered in the Lower East Side of New York City in the late 1970s and 1980s that rejected traditional filmmaking and aesthetics. Vaginal Creme Davis! And you'll never see this message again. Phanta. (That might sound like something to scoff at now, but spoken word was crucial in the 1990s, and D.C.was the epicenter for spoken word and poetry slams at that time.) Submissions without photos may not be accepted. Kusama, who turned 90 this year, has broken records for being the most expensive living female artist in the male-dominated world of art auction sales. Recommended Work: She contributed to the 1995 Free to Fight double album and book promoting women’s self-defense. All lyrics by Le Tigre with videoclips, background information and opinions. ⬆, Probably best known for the Bikini Kill song “For Tammy Rae,” Carland deserves a bigger profile for her multivalent contributions to feminist art and music in the ’90s. ⬆. A Japanese sculpture and installation artist who’s been influential in the avant-garde world since she appointed herself “High Priestess of Polka Dots” in the New York art scene of the 1960s. Other members included Johanna Fateman and JD Samson. So much shit to give in, give in to “Rather than continuing Feinberg was also a driving force for Camp Trans, the annual event protesting trans exclusion at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. Mab Segrest and The Butchies, man Her 1994 essay collection Skin: Talking About Sex, Class, and Literature is both frank and artful in its treatment of Allison’s sexuality, her activism, and her writing life. Friendship Station. Although her work spans painting, sculpture, and performance, she is best known for her story quilts, the first of which was her 1983 quilt Who’s Afraid of Aunt Jemima?, which reimagines the pancake mascot’s narrative as a successful entrepreneur. (She now spells her name Tammy Hart. Recommended Work: We are blessed that video of Kiki and Herb circa 1999 is on YouTube. ), Recommended Work: Her 1989 film Grapefruit is an all-lesbian retelling of the John and Yoko story (featuring a young Susie Bright—pioneering feminist sex writer—playing John Lennon). referencing Le Tigre, CD, Album, MRLR-07 At first I thought this band was just a second rate Bis clone, but then this record gets a lot more interesting. Stream Le Tigre - Hot Topic by xsurfy from desktop or your mobile device. ⬆. The Need! Although they used keyboards in the studio, the band was known for their stripped-down performances featuring Carns’ ferocious stand-up drumming technique, which is a sight and sound to behold. (Don’t forget that in 1999, we were still accessing the internet via dial-up and Wikipedia was two years away from being launched. A performance, installation, and video artist. Her short films Joe-Joe (1993) and Coal Miner’s Granddaughter (1991) were part of the indie film movement to shoot on Fisher-Price Pixelvision cameras. A self-portrait of Carland serves as the cover of Bikini Kill’s Pussy Whipped album. If that doesn't work, please visit our help page. As a feminist in my 40s, I can see the generational fault lines around “Hot Topic.” Many of the artists referenced were trailblazers in decades past and their achievements were—and still are—radical. Kohl's TV Spot, 'Game On' Song by Le Tigre. Fateman echoes that sentiment: “Ultimately, as we are against canon building, and the list is arbitrary in some ways due to it its inherent state of incompletion, to me it represents our spirit of experimentation and excitement at the time,” she says. Hot Topic from Le Tigre's self titled album Genre electroclash Comment by Olivier Domergue. Recommended Work: It’s still difficult to find good selections of Rama’s work online, but this video offers a good survey. Gretchen Phillips and Cibo Matto Hot Topic. sort by album sort by song. An attorney and activist, Vaid was a prominent champion of gay rights in the 1990s. ⬆, A film and performance artist who explored queer identity in the late 1980s and 1990s through experimental film. Krystal Wakem! She created her autobiographical comics Awkward, Definition, Potential (which was nominated for an Eisner Award), and Likewise between 1997 and 2000.Schrag went on to write for The L Word and wrote the controversial 2014 novel Adam and the screenplay for the recent film adaptation. Recommended Work: “They’ll Never Keep Us Down,” written as the closing song for Harlan County, USA and included on her 1980 album Hard Hitting Songs for Hard Hit People. A singer and songwriter who helped define the Memphis soul sound and was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2014. Tami Hart! The members of Ut—Nina Canal, Jacqui Ham, and Sally Young—were known for swapping out instruments and vocals and constructing their songs through improvisation. Her LPs Unlady Like (1997) and Mama Drama (1998) are quintessential Southern rap albums. Lady, Laura CottinghamMab Segrest and the Butchies, man, Don’t stopDon’t you stopWe won’t stopDon’t you stop, So many rules and so much opinionSo much shit to give in, give in toSo many rules and so much opinionSo much bullshit but we won’t give inStop, we won’t stopDon’t you stopI can’t live if you stop, Tammy Rae Carland and Sleater-KinneyVivienne Dick and Lorraine O’GradyGayatri Spivak and Angela DavisLaurie Weeks and Dorothy Allison, Stop, don’t you stopPlease don’t stopWe won’t stop. So many rules and so much opinion In 1997, Walker became the second-youngest person to win a MacArthur “genius” grant.
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