Yet another mediocre music doc on BBC4. This time we had some female journalist carefully picking through the BBC archives ( hence no Huggy Bear ) and interviewing any woman who deemed it worthy to help fulfil said journalist's vision of "girls" in pop. Started well with a couple of Liver Birds but then proceeded to ignore the Pleasure Seekers, Feminine Complex, GTO's, Ace of Wands, Daisy Chain and every Girls in the Garage comp. Fairly good interview with one of Fanny, and Elkie Brooks told us what we all suspected, that Robert Palmer was a knob.
The Slits were referenced with the ageless Viv Albertine reminding me how violent the 70's were and Pauline Murray made a good showing. But no Raincoats or Dolly Mixture ( ok that last one was a long shot). And we suddenly rocketed into the late eighties leapfrogging the efforts of the Bangles a few years before. No Primitives, Sugarcubes or Darling Buds. No Bratmobile, Sleater-Kinney or Bikini Kill. Instead we get a lot of Lush. Oh and no P J Harvey. Ladies you're going to have to do better.
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