Girl Germs Episode 20 – Girl Jerks

On today’s episode of Girl Germs we’re talking about some famous music rivalries. The impetus for this show was a Mojo magazine interview with Joni Mitchell a few years ago. In it, Mitchell discussed some of the rivalries between female musicians in the 1960s and ‘70s, describing how rather than supporting each other, artists like Joan Baez and Janis Joplin feuded and competed with each other. The Guardian published its take on the phenomenon, pointing out that musician feuds, like many things in the industry, are often divided along gender lines.

Whatever your take on these feuds (is it sexist for female artists to feud with each other, or is it sexist to assume that all female musicians should get along and support each other simply because they are all women?), we hope you enjoy this episode, in which we run down some famous rivalries in the ‘90s alt-rock, modern indie-rock and ‘80s hip-hop scenes.

Bikini Kill – Hamster Baby (Pussy Whipped)
Hole – Teenage Whore (Pretty on the Inside)
Best Coast – Boyfriend (Crazy for You)
Marnie Stern – The Crippled Jazzer (This is It…)
Roxanne Shante – Roxanne’s Revenge (“Roxanne’s Revenge” single)
The Real Roxanne – Roxanne’s on a Roll (“Roxanne’s on a Roll” single)

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