Poll: Why is that?
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View poll results: Why is that?
Girls don't care enough to get anywhere
16 7%
People Just arent attracted to girl bands
51 22%
girls aren't good in bands
34 15%
there are good girl bands (im sorry ive never heard any I like)
85 37%
Other
41 18%
Voters: 227.
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ionlylookscary
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#1
Hi
I was reading around on these forums and someone said somthing like all the crappy girls bands and I'm not offended but I really started thinking about it and there really aren't very many good/ popular girl bands, right?

why do you think that is?

PS im a girl so im not sexist
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Tenacious_dex
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#2
I like girl bands- Sahara Hotnights for example.

It's because there aren't many of them, and their single style isn't what people like perhaps.

Edit: Now I see the poll... Hmmm... People aren't attracted to girl bands.
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timi_hendrix
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#4
Girls are just less interested in playing instruments?

I don't really know.
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ghettohippygrrl
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#5
None of your options. It's because more guys are in bands than girls are. Therefore, there are less girl bands. And when there is a girl band, it becomes a gimmick to people and music fans doubt them.
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#6
The Donnas are the only one that comes to mind, I'm sure there are more though

And there are some good female shredders too
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#7
There's no such thing as good girl bands. I don't think girls belong in music at all. And it's sad that I haven't seen anyone good enough to change my mind.
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#8
Kittie and Girlschool too. Arch Enemy and Otep have female singers.
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#9
when i went to see INME in manchester, there was a band with a girl singer. I forgot the name of the band, i know, useless. But neway, she didnt play an instrument but she could sing so feckin well and scream like a guy too. It was awesome.
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TheEndHasNoEnd
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#10
Quote by Tenacious_dex
I like girl bands- Sahara Hotnights for example.

It's because there aren't many of them, and their single style isn't what people like perhaps.

Edit: Now I see the poll... Hmmm... People aren't attracted to girl bands.


Sahara Hotnights are an awesome band
Xinlitik
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#11
There are very few girl singers that sound good with rock imo. Fleetwood mac is decent... so is whoever sang barracuda and heartbreaker. That's about it though. (IMO)
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#12
The Faders and Antigone Rising are pretty good.
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#13
Everyone needs inspiration from other bands to start their own band right? So if there aren't that many girl bands around then girls havent got much to look up to and to inspire them.

Another reason is that (most of the time) if girls try to sing about the same kinda things that guys sing about, eg. love, sex and drugs, it starts to sound like a crappy pop songs with little girls whining on about how this guy never notices them etc...

And then theres the fact that most girs simply dont have the same strength in their voices to yell like guys do, so things sound completely different and people dont like different things.

Remember this is MOST of the time; you get some wicked female rock and punk bands, just not many!
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#14
It's the way music is shaped today. I'll take metal for an example. Generally bands that play metal, death metal etc...usually are guys. I don't really have an explanation, but it's like put it this way. It's pretty weird seeing a chick scream out some Cryptopsy rather than a guy do it.

But in general, I don't think it has to do with the talent. It just has to do with that fact that most genres it's guys that play. I find girls tend to play more towards the pop-punk side which isn't great. Guys then don't listen and ya...

Edit: Yeah as the guy said above me, there's also a lack of inspiration. I guarantee you if there was a female Hendrix, or a female Zakk Wylde lol, girls would play more and be inspired. How do you think guys play so much? Earlier bands started rock, bands in the 90's were influenced and inspired, made music and it took off from there. Now kids today are influenced by either classic rock bands or newer bands. Either way, these bands had lots of influences and stuff...
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#15
Sleater-Kinney are the best punk-related band ever. End of Discussion. Magneta Lane are very good too. If female solo artists that write their own songs count, then Liz Pahir and Leslie Feist are quite good. And the girl in The Dresden Dolls writes all the music, and her drummer is probably replacable...
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#16
Hmmm.. I don't really know why that is? It's a good point.
But yeah, I'm a girl, and I'm really really really interested in music, and maybe one day I will be in a girl band that kicks ass
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#17
There are multiple reasons why there aren't girl bands. First of all a girl band is usually always assumed to be pop or no good which makes no sense also it's rare for four or five girls to get along creatively (I say this because I'm a girl and musically I've found guys easier to talk to about music than girls on the rare exception). Also we haven't that many female figure heads that shows us we can be "big" artists. Usually in bands the girl is the singer or keyboardist and all good/original girl bands just don't exist or are excepted in the musical buisness. Unfortunate but true.
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Quote by bobsyouraunt
when i went to see INME in manchester, there was a band with a girl singer. I forgot the name of the band, i know, useless. But neway, she didnt play an instrument but she could sing so feckin well and scream like a guy too. It was awesome.



ha, i was at that gig
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#20
Youre all crazy. Have you ever heard of Heart or Vixen. Listen to about any of their stuff and then come and tell me that females can't play instruments
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#22
Well I think the reason is that alot of girls (at least in my Highschool) don't really want to be in a real band besides just sing like everyother lip-syincing gimmic. If there is a lead singer that is a girl and the rest are guys, its because she is hot as hell and they can sing but with a ****load of EQ.I think the greatest all girl band is the IRON MADIENS, they are great musicians, do Iron Maiden covers, and they are hot, whats not to like?
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#23
Quote by Xinlitik
There are very few girl singers that sound good with rock imo. Fleetwood mac is decent... so is whoever sang barracuda and heartbreaker. That's about it though. (IMO)


By the way Heart sings Barracuda and heartbreaker is Pat Benatar
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#24
girlschool were good saw them supporting motorhead.
A band i saw recently was an all girl heavy rock band called mcqueen who were actually very decent. They're brits from brighton i believe and are currently supporting the brilliant band viking skull on their tour.
I'd reccommend them.

I bought their wristband, i managed to get one for £2.10 rather than the £3 caus i was talking to the lead singer and i only had £2.10 left in my pocket.
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#27
i think the problem is that more guys are attracted to rock music and playing in bands than girls are. there are good girl bands, but since a large part of the fan base is male, they tend to probably feel threatened by girls playing rock music, and the idea that maybe theyre actually like omg good, and dare i say better than quite of few of the male rock bands!
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#28
I don't think girls belong in music at all.


how very 17th century of you.
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#29
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There's no such thing as good girl bands. I don't think girls belong in music at all. And it's sad that I haven't seen anyone good enough to change my mind.

agree completely, feel sorry for girls but it's just exacly how i feel.
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#30
Quote by JkHalen
agree completely, feel sorry for girls but it's just exacly how i feel.


Why shouldn't girls be in music?..there just as good in music as guys....I'm a guy, and I believe there are ton's of good bands with girls in them, if you look in the right places.
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#31
Quote by TimiHendrex33
Why shouldn't girls be in music?..there just as good in music as guys....I'm a guy, and I believe there are ton's of good bands with girls in them, if you look in the right places.

I just haven't heard a girl band good enough to convince me that girls do have a place in rock music..
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#32
Quote by GnRrelease_it
how very 17th century of you.


I am a girl. I just think they suck in music. Maybe there are exceptions but I won't change my mind until I see them.

Quote by TimiHendrex33
Why shouldn't girls be in music?..there just as good in music as guys....I'm a guy, and I believe there are ton's of good bands with girls in them, if you look in the right places.


Care to tell us which girl bands you think are good? The only one that comes to mind is L7.
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#33
One all girl band that I really enjoy is the Devotchkas. Check 'em out. They had two singers (that I know of). Both sounded really different. They're all girls and I think they're pretty ****ing good.

Also The Germs bassist was a girl. The Diffs also have a girl bassist.

EDIT: My girlfriends also in an all girl band. They don't have any MP3's, but they're pretty good. Their singer moved though...
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#34
there are good girl bands, but there aren't as many women in the music industry. here's some good female musicians:
the Great Kat: amazing shredder
Ani DiFranco: nice voice, good guitarist
Janis Joplin: great songer
Carol Kaye: bassist, jazz guitarist
Sister Rosseta Tharpe: good guitarist, vocalist

there are many, many others

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#36
LOL, the Go-Go's, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, The Bangles, Deborah Harry, Veruca Salt, Kim Deal/The Breeders, Bif Naked, Neko Case...theres chicks in rock and they belong just as much as anyone else.
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#37
Heart and the Runaways are good, even though Heart wasn't all girls, and Katrina Johannsen is Michael Angelo Batio protege, and she can play better than any female, and most males I have ever seen.
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#38
it is so close-minded to say that no girl bands are good, or girls aren't good in bands, as if gender affects musical ability.

i think at times the thing is that girls tend to approach music differently than boys do.
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#39
Im not applying the following to all females.

Alot of the females I know who play guitar/bass/sing/drum/etc are more into playing from their heart and playing emotion and what not while a lot of guys i know learn technique etc. Girls tend to begin writing songs earlier into their time as a guitarist while it takes guys longer. That doesn't mean that either gender(which is different than sex) is better or worse than the other, more or less a step sideways (i.e. a different approach).

discuss.

Joan Jett, Wendy O'Williams, Janis Joplin...just naming a few good ones.

Otep Shamaya, to name a shitty one.
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#40
The obvious one that comes to mind
Doro Pesch

The not so obvious
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There are women in bands. Examples include Kamelot (extra vocals), My Dying Bride (keyboardist), Lacuna Coil (singer), Arch Enemy (singer), old nightwish (singer). Those are the only ones that come to mind.