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All that made me a punk girl … and still does
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We caught the punk thing when it spread to small-town England. We formed bands, promoted gigs and eventually learned how to play. By then, punk had moved on so we made tunes with our 1990s indie-pop bands Popinjays and Po!
Years later, we met up and talked about how important the first wave of punk had been for us as young girls. So many women had been involved in punk as musicians, influencers, designers, photographers, managers and they made us believe that making music was a fun and very cool thing to do.
In 2018, we started punkgirldiaries.com as a blog. In 2020, we made printed zines and T-Shirts to sell worldwide. We are much older but still punkgirls.
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Three Chord Wonder T-Shirt
Great gift for an aspiring guitarist or a long-term trier
40 colourful pages, packed with interviews
Part Time Punk T-Shirt
Take off the uniform, the lanyard, the suit and be a PTP
The blog was just the start…. now Vim and Lene have been doing exclusive interviews with punk girls of all ages, finding weird 1970s pictures and writing new pages for their perfectly-formed and lavishly decorated square zine. Each one is limited edition and individually numbered. They also hand print quality T-Shirts with their own punkgirldiaries 1970s punk references.
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Lots of the tributes to Kay involve the word ‘formidable’, so you’ll probably be able to gather how, er, formidable Kay was.
Peaking at number 2 in the UK charts, Kids in America somehow hit the perfect sweet spot between “family friendly” and “new wave”. Yes, the WASP was good, and the catchy chorus with the “Whooaa’s” and even a surprising namecheck for “east california”, but what really makes the single really special is Kim’s utterly deadpan delivery.