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In Women Singer-Songwriters in Rock: A Populist uprising within the 1990s, Ronald D. Lankford Jr. argues that ladies singer-songwriters shaped a considerable flow inside renowned track through the Nineteen Nineties, creating a major social and aesthetic contribution that driven feminism into mainstream American tradition. Lankford examines intensive the paintings of a number of artists―including Alanis Morissette, PJ Harvey, Liz Phair, Courtney Love, Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, and Sheryl Crow―offering thorough descriptions and analyses in their song, lyrics, and album paintings. by means of taking a look at either the wider circulation and person performers, this publication presents a complete and available review of the stream and its message.

Lankford introduces the singer-songwriter circulate and the artists and genres that cleared the path for those Nineteen Nineties rockers, developing the arch of the preferred flow of girls in rock because it reflected the increase of 3rd wave feminism and sketching the cultural and political panorama that served as a backdrop to the women's singer-songwriter circulation through the Nineties. Drawing from assets in books, journals, and zines, Lankford specializes in the exploration of women's concerns in the track via analyses of its lyrics and album paintings and examines how the customarily hard-edged feminist content material used to be in a position to clear out into mainstream pop culture. to assist illustrate this, the publication contains a decide on discography of albums and singles, together with their placement and variety of weeks spent on a variety of charts. an entire bibliography and index around out this crucial examine, that is a needs to for enthusiasts and students of tune, pop culture, and women's experiences.

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