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Australian radio station Triple J has just wound up it’s much hyped Hottest 100 (songs) Of All Time. To be honest, the list has fizzled, merely revealing with its limited scope of winners (Nirvana, RATM, Jeff Buckley and Radiohead et all), that it’s core audience hasn’t shifted since its peak of relevance in the 90’s. The only interesting thing about the list is it’s complete absence of female musicians, as noted by an outraged Clem Bastow in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Here at Sleevage, the covers of great women musicians have always been important – from Debbie Harry, Madonna and Bjork through to M.I.A. and Santogold. However, in response to what Triple J announcer The Doctor admits is a “cock forest”, we’ve decided to pay tribute to five seminal sleeves by important female artists. Proving that women have been important in the history of music is totally unnecessary of course but what a perfect excuse to celebrate some great covers! Watch each day for the latest installment in our five part series.

And please take the opportunity to share with us your favourite sleeves from female musicians, or by female artists/designers.

What’s so hot about a “cock forest”?

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Australian radio station Triple J has just wound up it’s much hyped Hottest 100 (songs) Of All Time. To be honest, the list has fizzled, merely revealing with its limited scope of winners (Nirvana, RATM, Jeff Buckley and Radiohead et all), that it’s core audience hasn’t shifted since its peak of relevance in the 90’s. The only interesting thing about the list is it’s complete absence of female musicians, as noted by an outraged Clem Bastow in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Here at Sleevage, the covers of great women musicians have always been important – from Debbie Harry, Madonna and Bjork through to M.I.A. and Santogold. However, in response to what Triple J announcer The Doctor admits is a “cock forest”, we’ve decided to pay tribute to five seminal sleeves by important female artists. Proving that women have been important in the history of music is totally unnecessary of course but what a perfect excuse to celebrate some great covers! Watch each day for the latest installment in our five part series.

And please take the opportunity to share with us your favourite sleeves from female musicians, or by female artists/designers.





7 Comments

  1. There is a reason for the lack of female artists in the Top 100, women just don't have the knack for being great/talented musicians… or comedians for that matter.

  2. That's not very nice Trev. Somewhere there's a real angry blogger putting together a tribute to 5 great female comedians now. Of course, they've got a bit more work cut out for them……

  3. it's quite amazing that it ended up that way.

  4. Couldn't disagree more. I find the female voice much nicer than a male's, for one, and female songwriters have done amazing song – from Joni Mitchell to Bjork.

    To be honest, the only problem is people like yourself who think women just can't be talented musicians. If you think they can't, you're not going to give them a fair chance.

  5. When buying music or using up my time for the arts, I value being drenched in the work of males to 'feel alive'.
    It is sad knowing just how hard local women work at being musicians/performers attempting to win some of the attention. My ratio is about 1 out of 40– being the work of females in my LP, CD collections. Enya is brilliant to make kids all sleepy. Garbage is great when I am grouchy. Lulu is amazing early female punk 60s vocals.
    I think the work of males will always make me FEEL ALIVE.

  6. Couldn't disagree more. I find the female voice much nicer than a male's, for one, and female songwriters have done amazing song – from Joni Mitchell to Bjork.

    To be honest, the only problem is people like yourself who think women just can't be talented musicians. If you think they can't, you're not going to give them a fair chance.

  7. When buying music or using up my time for the arts, I value being drenched in the work of males to 'feel alive'.
    It is sad knowing just how hard local women work at being musicians/performers attempting to win some of the attention. My ratio is about 1 out of 40– being the work of females in my LP, CD collections. Enya is brilliant to make kids all sleepy. Garbage is great when I am grouchy. Lulu is amazing early female punk 60s vocals.
    I think the work of males will always make me FEEL ALIVE.

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