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The Rebel Rockin' Roots of Punk Rock Humor

Humorists have served as the conscience of cultures ever since (and before) court jesters ridiculed omnipotent royalty for its hypocrisy, pomposity, and corruption. Punk continues to fulfill that essential social role in relation to the powers-that-be of the modern world.

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Punk Was Never the Same After the Slits Came on the Scene

There’s a lot of blood on the pages of Albertine's memoir. And she mixes it into the ink generously for an unflinching look at life in a punk and post-punk world.

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Distort Me Deadly: The Top 10 Female Punk Bands

For three decades, punk's not-so-secret weapon -- pioneering women -- have shaped the sonic template and bristling attitude of underground music's teeming core.

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The Slits: Trapped Animal

The expected socially conscious themes are supported by more polished punk-reggae styles and vocals, as well as newer dubiously successful electronic experiments, but are plagued by clumsily wrought lyrics.

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The Slits: Revenge of the Killer Slits

With one killer track and their revenge served luke-warm, this new EP is a brief and mildly successful comeback for these pioneering women of post-punk dub.

Michael Keefe
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The Slits: Live at the Gibus Club

This live set shows that the Slits, during their initial run, may have been the most explosive and vicious act in the early British punk scene.

Hunter Felt
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