In the Realm of Utopian Desire
Women's Liberation Rock Band pioneered in challenging everything
about male rock and roll. Using comedy, satire, and a diversity
of song styles, it overturned the grim macho of a standard rock
performance. Audiences danced and shouted and sang along with
it, and when the performance was over, still shouting, the audience
stormed the stage, hugging the band members and their instruments
and sometimes even the amplifiers.
Who we are and how we got here The liner notes to the 1972 vinyl LP.
"One By One You're Gonna Know Our Power" : The Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band and the Politics of Cultural Transformation A 2004 seminar paper from University of Chicago student Hillary Resor.
Suffragette City A brief history of the Rock Band by Ben Kim which originally appeared in Chicago's New City alternative paper in 1994.
all of the songs in MP3 format
|Photo donated by Virginia Blaisdell. Graphic from Rounder Records|