Episode 28

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23rd Jun 2021

Sleater-Kinney: Part 1

Oh we have a great episode for you, really....all bias aside...it's a belter

We look at one of the longest standing and most important bands to come out of the Pacific Northwest's Riot Grrl scene ... Sleater-Kinney

We discuss sexism in the music industry, the impact a producer can have on a band, how Sleater-Kinney inspired our guests, The start of the Riot Grrrl Revolution, and obviously a bunch of records!!

Re-joining Nick and Ewan are Cheri Amour and Fliss Kitson whose early bands were heavily influenced by the work of SK, Lexicographer and huge fan Ben Zimmer, and ...drumroll please... for this episode only.... the author of "Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrl Revolution" ; Sara Marcus!!!!!!!!


In this episode we discuss the following (Links are to Bandcamp)

Sleater Kinney - 1995

Call the Doctor - 1996

Dig Me Out - 1997

The Hot Rock - 1999

All Hands on the Bad One - 2000


As usual there's a Spotify playlist incorporating the podcast and selected songs which you can find at https://sptfy.com/tfsk1


The Guests:

Sara's book is amazing and can be bought in all bookshops, or online at Indiebound or Amazon Find out more about Sara Marcus, and find links to other pieces she has written at saramarcus.net

Cheri's many projects, from broadcaster, podcaster, journalist, to author are available at cheriamour.co.uk

Fliss is the drummer of the amazing Nightingales, buy some great and important music, and discover the documentary King Rocker at thenightingales.org.uk

Ben does loads of stuff but you can always find him in his regular column on The Wall Street Journal, or sometimes The Atlantic. Find all the links at Benzimmer.com


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Regardless of whether you can chip in, a 5 star review (if you feel like it) on Apple or Podchaser would help enormously. Or just tell your friends!!

Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his Bandcamp

Additional music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions

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About the Podcast

Temporary Fandoms
Temporary Fandoms: The music immersion podcast
Temp Fans is a podcast that explores the complete studio discography of legacy, popular, or downright obscure artists. We started out as a Facebook group where we listen to an album a day by a chosen artist, from start to finish, even the bad bits. And that's what this podcast is.

Join us as we dive through the good, the bad and the what? Take your time and listen along. Feel free to pause us and go listen on Spotify or wherever to the albums. Or go to our Spotify playlist where you will find the pod spliced up and inserted into a curated playlist of selected tracks.

To date Nick and Ewan have been joined by an ever growing roster of guests, who all have one thing in common; they want the chance to talk about artists that inspire passion in them. That's not to say this is a gushfest, there are plenty of dissenting opinions on the way.

As we dive through the discographies, why not dive through our past episodes and listen to:
John Tansey on The Pogues
Ben Zimmer, Emily Baldoni, Lael Wageneck, Steven Miller, Zoë Von Hess, Jonathan Fisher, and Emma McDermott on David Bowie
Nick Hilditch, Brendan Quigley and Aron T White on The Butthole Surfers
Ben Zimmer, Jesse Jarnow, and Jeffrey Lewis on Yo La Tengo
Aron T White and Chris Whitby on Can
Ewan, Emily Baldoni, and William Shunn on Spoon
Scott Donald and Si Sharp on QOTSA
Nick Hilditch, John Henderson, Fliss Kitson, J Fisher, Zoë Von Hess, Joe Mitchell, James Kennedy, Mike Plowman, Aaron Troy White, and Tansy McNally on The Fall
Emily Baldoni, Gavin Hogg, and Paul Hanley on Love
Christopher Whitby and Glenn Hodgson on Number Girl
​Zoë Von Hess, Cheri Amour, and Chris Whitby on ESG
​Chris Whitby, Cheri Amour, and Nick Taylor on Mclusky and Future of the Left
Aaron Troy White and Lael Wageneck on Neutral Milk Hotel
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