Punk Women: 40 Years of Musicians Who Built Punk Rock
by David A. Ensminger Editor and Katy Otto Foreword
Interviews with and photos of canonical rockers
In this far-reaching anthology, David Ensminger delves underground to explore the oft overlooked community of badass women who shaped the punk scene. There is a common thread of women being excluded and gatekept from the hardcore music scene but this anthology challenges that notion and shows that women have still been able to overcome, kick ass, and shred alongside the best of them. Biographies, interviews, band anecdotes, and never-before-published photos showcase the talent and artistry of bands like Bikini Kill, The Guttersluts, Bratmobile, Spitboy, the Germs, The Slits, and dozens more. Through its intimate aesthetic analysis and raw zine-like presentation, this is an essential resource for anyone looking to discover, rediscover, and cherish punk history.
Includes a foreword by Katy Otto of Trophy Wife and Exotic Fever Records
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Comments & Reviews
"[Punk Women] has a cool, loose vibe and look, like the old ‘zines that fans used to print up themselves. And David A. Ensminger is certainly a fan of the music. His passion is evident on every page...."
In addition to honoring big names, Punk Women acknowledges many smaller forces that have paved the way for others across the decades...speaks to the timelessness of their contributions."
"...[A] fascinating deep dive..."
“David is passionate about capturing history—his photographs are brilliant as are his descriptions of those he chooses to include.... He is punk rock’s number one fan!”