Why I never knew about the Yeastie Girlz until now is a mystery I’ll never know (perhaps because the late 1980s Gilman St. scene was before my time), but one thing is certain: Although they made their name briefly in 1988 with a mere single, Ovary Action, their voices are needed now more than ever. (And if not, will someone else please step up to the challenge, perhaps responding to Caitlin Flanagan’s articles? And, no, Peaches doesn’t really count.)
To get a sense of how marvelous these no-nonsense sistahz preach, check out “You Suck” (a collaboration with Consolidated), which spells out the gender divide in explicit and quite necessary detail.
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