Fallopian Rhapsody: The Story of the Lunachicks | Jeanne Fury
Me and my mate Paul went to see the Lunachicks supporting Dinosaur Jr at the Mean Fiddler in 1989. We'd heard their version of The Cramps 'Get Off The Road', and loved it, but live they were something else - trashy, righteous, fully feminist and full-throttle. This band memoir is long overdue and should, hopefully, put the 'Chicks back where they belong, atop the '80s and '90s punk pantheon.
FALLOPIAN RHAPSODY Is a coming-of-age tale about a band of NYC kids who forged a sisterhood, found salvation, and fervently crashed the gates of punk rock during the '90s, accidentally becoming feminist icons along the way. More than that, this is a story about the enduring friendship among the book's three central voices: Theo Kogan, Sydney Silver, and Gina Volpe. They formed the Lunachicks and landed a record deal as teenagers, whisked into the studio by Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore.
For thirteen-ish years, the Lunachicks brought their brand of outrageous hard-rockin' rebelliousness around the world countless times, touring with bands like the Go-Go's, No Doubt, Rancid, and the Offspring; and rocking the main stage at the Warped tour-twice. Yet beneath all the makeup, wigs, and hilarious outfits were three women struggling to grow into adulthood under the most unorthodox of conditions. Together onstage they were invincible B-movie superheroes-but apart, not so much; depression, addiction, and identity crises loomed overhead.
Filled with photos and illustrations, and featuring contributions from Lunachicks drummer Chip English, founding member Sindi B., and former bandmate Becky Wreck, Fallopian Rhapsody is a bawdy, gripping, warts-and-all account of how these city kids relied on their cosmic creative connection to overcome internal strife and external killjoys, all the while empowering legions of fans to shoot for the moon.