Greatest Female Rock And Roll Artist Ever

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Greatest Female Rock And Roll Artist Ever

Madonna
1
6%
Janis Joplin
4
24%
Ruth Brown
0
No votes
Joan Jett
3
18%
Connie Francis
1
6%
Dusty Springfield
2
12%
Gloria Estefan
0
No votes
Pat Benetar
2
12%
Patti Smith
0
No votes
Suzi Quatro
0
No votes
Laura Branigan
0
No votes
Whitney Houston
0
No votes
Mariah Carey
0
No votes
Donna Summer
0
No votes
Aretha Franklin
4
24%
 
Total votes: 17

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Greatest Female Rock And Roll Artist Ever

Post by Scott Reppert » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:52 pm

Got asked this question by a friend of mine a couple of days ago and I thought I would post it here.

Use the Poll to vote, but what I (and my friend) would really like to see are your comments on the subject...especially if it's someone not on the list.

Only stipulations here are: (a). non-band member (that would eliminate the likes of Chrissie Hynde and Ann and Nancy Wilson...but not Joan Jett), (b). has to be non-Country or other genre, and (c). have a solid history behind their work (ah, let's say pre-1990 women only).

Let's see what yous have to say...
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Post by Hoosier Daddy » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:18 pm

Britney Spears?????
No love for Brit anymore???!!!

I voted for Joan Jett. I think it took guts to sing "guy rock" with raw lyrics and heavy guitar riffs and all. Plus she is (or was) hot.

Tina Turner needs to be on your list.

I am also a fan of Timi Yuro from back in the day, as well as some of the early 60s girl groups, but that's probably outside the scope of your (most excellent) question.

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Post by Bob Campbell » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:20 pm

TOUGH choice. Joan Jett is awesome, Patti Smith I worship like a god, but I went with Janis because Ashley Simpson wasn't on the list....that or something about being a trailblazer or some such bullshit.

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Post by Lee » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:35 pm

I can't believe The Pussycat Dolls and The Spice Girls aren't on that list!!!

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Joan Jett and Janis Joplin are a given, we need more chicks who rocked out like that.

Pat Benetar....meh....I could take or leave...

I'd also give the nod to the underrated L7.
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Post by SPIKE NESMITH! » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:51 pm

Wow! L7! Good call!! I remember seeing them on the late Friday night show "The Word" where they decided to pull down their pants and flash their furry front bottoms at the nation mid-song. 8O

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Post by Lee » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:59 pm

Courtney Hole (as the mighty Beavis and Butt-head called her) had nothing on L7. They were heavier, dirtier, and dare I say..better looking than Courtney Hole.

How can you not like a band that throws a used tampon on a crowd or has a contest were the winner has sex with the drummer?
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Post by Scott Reppert » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:06 pm

Jeez...I forgot Tina Turner!!!

Secondly: you mean I can edit the posts all I want but I can't go back and edit the Poll itself to add her on?

Thirdly: if I had to start coming up with my list, it would probably be based on females that only had one or two hits (at most) and not a significant career.

And topping that list would be Nena...
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Post by Lester » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:29 pm

No RockBitch?

(Can't have a poll on a radio messageboard without a shit load of "Where is _______________? How could you forget HER!" :-) )

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Post by Lester » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:37 pm

SPIKE NESMITH! wrote:Wow! L7! Good call!! I remember seeing them on the late Friday night show "The Word" where they decided to pull down their pants and flash their furry front bottoms at the nation mid-song. 8O
Doesn't look like a "they", just the lead singer. You're not doing on of those "I swear I saw it" things when you actually just heard about it, are you? :-)

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Post by AmpedNow » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:39 pm

If you break it down to most Billboard hits (#1 or otherwise), then it has to come down to Madonna, Mariah, or Whitney.

But, I'm voting for Joan Jett. She's tough, yet feminine enough to be hot.

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Post by Ace Purple » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:02 am

I had trouble giving consideration to at least half of the women on the list, as they didn't qualify in my mind as "rock" chicks. Madonna is the master of reinvention, but she's pop over rock every time.

My nod went to Janis Joplin. Cliched? Maybe. But I've always enjoyed her music.
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Post by SPIKE NESMITH! » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:01 am

Lester wrote:
SPIKE NESMITH! wrote:Wow! L7! Good call!! I remember seeing them on the late Friday night show "The Word" where they decided to pull down their pants and flash their furry front bottoms at the nation mid-song. 8O
Doesn't look like a "they", just the lead singer. You're not doing on of those "I swear I saw it" things when you actually just heard about it, are you? :-)
LOL! No, I never missed an edition of "The Word" - it was required watching for teens. This was probably 15 years ago or so, and I can barely remember what I did last night....

What I do remember - and this will haunt me for the rest of my days - is a segment of The Word called "The Hopefuls". The point of the segment was that they would have a viewer on who would "do anything to get on the telly".

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So the worst one I ever saw was a bloke who made himself puke into a pint glass... and then took a drink. There was a dude who licked a fat, sweaty woman's armpit and another one who had a slobbery frenchie with a grandmother who had just removed her teeth.

And you think American TV has low standards....

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Post by Bob Campbell » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:30 am

Those all sound like contests I've had on my morning show.
Had a guy jump into a tub of rotten vegetables and dog shit as a conclusion to a truly stunning presentation involving raw eggs, worms, air horns and other weird stuff in "What would you do for $10,000" contest we did in Birmingham many moons ago.
And we did a "make out with the maintenance man" contest. He was gnarly old guy about 70. Chicks came in to French kiss him while we had his wife on the phone doing color commentary. Eeeeewwwww.

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Post by Dr. Whiplash » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:58 am

I went with Janis. The category is rock and roll artist and Janis sure as hell rocked. Half the chicks on that list got no mojo. (Also, the Holding Company could kick some ass when they were upright.)

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Post by Dr. Whiplash » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:23 am

Lester wrote:No RockBitch? (Can't have a poll on a radio messageboard without a shit load of "Where is _______________? How could you forget HER!" :-) )
Where the hell is Grace Slick? :)
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Post by Scott Reppert » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:24 am

I emailed my friend a link to this page and the poll and basically told 'em "see what you started"!

While talking we came up with a couple of omissions that we felt should be on the list that we hadn't even mentioned in our initial conversation:
Cher and Bonnie Raitt. And while just typing Bonnie Raitt I thought of Linda Ronstadt...
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Post by Scott Reppert » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:28 am

Dr. Whiplash wrote:Where the hell is Grace Slick? :)
No group members, remember?

If we were going for group members give me some Maddy Prior or Annie Haslam...
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Post by Dr. Whiplash » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:37 am

Scott Reppert wrote:...If we were going for group members give me some Maddy Prior or Annie Haslam...
OK, I'm stumped. Or just old.

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Post by Jet Black » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:53 am

Aretha was the most influencial. She was the first to belt it out blues-style on the rock charts. Also she was the best. Janis was great but she followed in Aretha's stylistic footsteps. Modonna was not so great but was mondo influencial, but her musical influence has faded IMHO while the soul-blues-gospel influence of Aretha is still a benchmark whether it be currently in fashion or not.
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Post by herdgirl72 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:14 pm

Geeze...this is tough...as one of the resident females on the
board I must vote....probably Janis, Aretha & Joan Jett in that
order....Madonna...meh...I don't know what type of influence she
is unless you're a drag queen.

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