femm riot

Masterlist: iconic rock songs (by men) covered by cool(er) women

Nouvelle Vague - Blister In The Sun (The Violent Femmes) (All their songs are 80s covers but this is my favorite. But look up the rest. Seriously.) 

The Donnas - Dancing With Myself (Billy Idol) 

Cat Power - Paths Of Victory (Bob Dylan) 

Stevie Nicks - Free Fallin (Tom Petty)

 Patti Smith - My Generation (The Who) 

Sleater Kinney - Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater) 

Siouxie and the Banshees - Dear Prudence (The Beatles)

The Breeders - Happiness is A Warm Gun (The Beatles)

Fiona Apple - Across The Universe (The Beatles)

Mika Miko - Attitude (The Missfits) 

The Butchies - Your Love (The Outfield) 

Rasputina - Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) 

Tribe 8 - Rise Above (Black Flag) (Not totally sure how the lead singer of Tribe 8 identifies now, lmk if u think i should remove this.) 

Corinne Bailey Rae - Since I’ve Been Loving You (Led Zeppelin) 

Karen O - Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin) 

Shonen Knife - I Wanna Be Sedated (The Ramones) 

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (The Ramones) 

L7 - Suzy Is A Headbanger (The Ramones) 

Babes In Toyland - All By Myself (Eric Carmen) 

Dresden Dolls - War Pigs (Black Sabbath) 

The Raincoats - Lola (The Kinks)

Holly Golightly - Tell Me Now So I Know (The Kinks) 

Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) 

Cibo Matto - About A Girl (Nirvana) 

Janelle Monae - Heroes (David Bowie)

Warpaint - Ashes to Ashes (David Bowie) 

The Lunachicks - The Passenger (Iggy Pop) 

Tegan and Sara - Fool To Cry (The Rolling Stones) 

Bjork & PJ Harvey - Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones) 

St. Vincent - Emotional Rescue (The Rolling Stones) 

Frente! - Bizarre Love Triangle (New Order) 

The Raveonettes - I Wanna be Adored (The Stone Roses) 

Kristin Hersch - Wave Of Mutilation (The Pixies) 

The Runaways - Wild Thing (The Troggs)

Joan Jett - Roadrunner  (Jonathan Richman) (she obviously has billions of covers & hers are all more iconic than the originals but i had to include one) 

Dessa - I’m Going Down (Bruce Springsteen)

Downtown Boys - Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen)

so my last “radfems to follow” list got a lot of love so i decided to make an extended one! again, these are not all radfems; some are rad-leaning, some are lesfems, some are womanists… but they all blog about issues concerning females, so they’re all worth a look! and again, i couldn’t include everyone, so feel free to comment or reblog about wanting to be included and i’ll note you for the next list i’ll make 😊 – mod alicia @2ndwave @69loko @78novagrrrl @a-terfdom @aawb @adsvm @actually-a-lesbian @actuallylesbian @aferret @alienspriviledge @allm0ther @angrrygrl @angrybrownwomxxn @angryfuckingwoman @angrysapphist @anleispiach @antigonesque @antiporn-activist @antipornprincess @aphroditelesbians @apositiveforce @arealgsywoman @arminonalert @attachedt @auntiewanda @aurorevallee @awaitingthematriarchy @babyradfemh @badkittyradkitty @bisexual-radfem @bitter-badfem-harpy @blackswallowtailbutterfly @blindbabyhasitsmotherseyes @bsambins @borderlandsghost @butchclover @butchmarceline @butterbutch @callioscope @caribbeanradfem @celtyradfem @cherryalligator @clit-lit-101 @clitterbag @comebackbreathing @controversial-feminist @cornerstorebitch @criticalpeach @cosmic-entityy @cuddly-trash @curiousradfem @cutedeadgal @cyberradfem @daisybeam @daisydeadhead @daisyheartt @danielradfem @daokaygirl @dateaterfwhosuggestion @ddoppelmoral @de-bauched @deepgreenfeminist @delascaphyon @destroymales @dirtwife @dogfem @dolores-del-bosque @donde-estas-yolanda @dworkin-it @dworkinsghost @dyke-psych @dykewym @e-sadg @earth-lesbian @eartheld @eatmenshearts @ebullient-giraffe @eco-feminist88 @eco-rad @eeridescent @elaenathedefiant @empress-radfem @ethereal-blackgirl @exlibfem @fall-and-shadows @fallopian-toob @fallopianfury @feathered-friend @female-only @female-tribbers @femalestothefront @femfang @feministarchives-internet @feminist-female @feministtraysh @femmefrequency @femnms @ficklewitchsupporter @fighting-female @fisadeepforestgreen @flowerlygirls @funky-girl69 @furiosa-of-the-vulvalini @furiosafemale @furiousfem @furiousradfem @gallicinvasion @geiger-counter-fem @gendercriticalpineapple @genderdontreal @genderiswar @generaldistaste @giant-lesfem @girlgastly @girlsempowergirls @grandhighwitchofalltheworld @grassbian @gothradfem @grumpy-radfem @guideonragingstars @gynocentric-aesthetic @hannah-bee @harsh-girl-positivity @havenothingtoprovewearesomebody @hawleyqwin @highonthesoundd @hmsindecision @homereker @homosuperior-jumped-the-gun @hormoaning @horsequeen666 @houroftheanarchistwolf @humblekitten @iamalittlebifurious @identitypolitics @ididnahht @ifhellwasagirl @imagine-men @immunetothezombievirus @irl-rad-lesbian @isohels @itsajungle0utthere @jayspeakswords @jendahsucks @joanofrad @killgender @kinksaregross @kittyit @lecielcoulesur @leeeeeeeshy @lesbian–positivity @lesbian-lizards @lesbiancomrade @lesbianpriority @lesbigender @lesbomancies @leylinn @lezmeya @lia-pachia @light-blue-bad @lilterf @lostinatlantictimes @lowkey-radical @lunalit @lusterdustt @m0rg4nne @madicalfeminist @marsinlibra @mautlyn @mcdyke @millennialsfabwlw @misandry–queen @myterus @narcotist @nevertrustamanwho @nikkipotnick420 @noodlez3 @northernwoman @notcisjustwoman @oatmealtrash @omgsufferingsappho @ophelias-revenge @parliamentaryinquiry @pastathecreep @penguradfem @perra-diabla @pinkcat-radfem @pillersofcreation11235 @piscesradfem @pistachioannie @please-call-me-terf @pomeranianprivilege @powerdyke @protectwomen @prayawaythestraight @prediculouss @prettyprincessdolphin @prettyvulva @pro-uterus-agenda @probably-hates-you-already @probablyghosts @qualitynighthideout @queef-machine @rad-bad-and-dangerous-to-know @rad-feminism @rad-femmes @rad-mist-riot @radbifem @radcityrat @raddes @radfem-chronicles @radfem-dork @radfemsideblog @radfem-suggestion @radfem-suggestions @radfemcatmom @radfemcoven @radfemdreamer @radfeministing @radfemkinda @radfemlands @radfemming @radfemmm @radfemprincess @radgirlbadgirl @radgyrl @radical-sabatical @radical-sloth @radicalfemale @radicalfeministdragon @radicalfeministpraxis @radicalfmist @radicallyhaley @radicallymadically @radicalsquirrel @radicalwitch @radmoon @radsansa @raeucherweibchen @rageclit @randomstabbing @rapunzalis @recoveryfortheradical @rewolusie @rosegoths @royalbloodedradfem @s-adfem @s0wingseas0n @sadfemradfem @selfengineeredradical @sephoriasskeleton @shadowalker9 @shamelesslyunladylike @sleepyducky @smalldarlinglesbian @smo-queen-pukester @sophine @spearmint-milkshake @spencer-shay-against-gender @stepdaughters @suffixbattle @sweetradleaningconfessions @swerfin-n-terfin @teenageradfem @tehbewilderness @tempetesirene @terf-suggestions @terfamisu @terfs-r-us @terfy-mcterferson @terfysummers @terfzilla @thecisbian @thedeathofthe-moth @thegynocrat @thentheysaidburnher @theoldlesbianwithcats @theversatilist @thixophobia @tiffany-the-terf @tightbra @tired-bi-radfem @toppdyke @transgender-harms-women @transhumanistfem @treadingonyourcape @u-haulers @unapologeticdyke @uter-fist @uterusbear @uterusperson @vaginafetishizingwitch @vegan-radfem-euphoria @veganxwomyn @victoriassecretion @vulvacrat @vulvafluid @vulvafuriosa @vulvapunk @vulvapunx @vuvaliniterf @walkyriesrising @wayward-womyn @weary4u @weloveradfems @whimsical-vanilla @whiskey-and-c41 @whyyoualwayssoradical @wimminwomynwomon @women-questioning-sexuality @womensliberationfront @woowiiiiie @yourkinkisnasty @yana-lyoness @yoursocialconstructsareshowing @yuiopaze @yxahlae

sorry some of the links don’t work and sorry it’s not in perfect alphabetical order, but there you go! 😊 – mod alicia

I remember being extremely disappointed when I found out that Violent Femmes weren’t a riot grrrl band but instead a couple of non-threatening guys from Wisconsin.

This just makes me want to see both a band called Non-Threatening Guys From Wisconsin made up of actual violent femmes, and a band called Gentle Butches that actually is just gentle butches, without any irony. Whether either band is a Violent Femmes cover band is up to them.