Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Meet The Ronettes - Compiled by eL Stinkeyes (2010)

Throughout the decades there have been many adaptations on the "Girl Group." The Go-Go's, The Bangles, En Vogue, The Spice Girls, onto the flashes in the pan of "lo-fi" bands today and you get the picture. None of these come close to the original idea. There are many factors involved here besides the ladies. There were A-list songwriters, arrangers, musicians, singers, and producers all behind them working on "the" hit. Out of all these pioneering femmes, my favorite would have to be The Ronettes.
Ronnie Spector's uncanny vibrato. Beehives. Tight-ass skirts. Attitude. Sex Appeal. All these elements added up to revolutionizing the role of woman in song and on stage. One of the first rain drops of the women's rights storm brewing in the sixties.

You go girls.

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