SHE - WANTS A PIECE OF YOU (1964-1971)
In the litany of all-girl 1960s garage bands, there cannot be a more powerful and compelling entry than She.
100% authentic, She played their own instruments, sang and wrote their own striking original material and copped one hell of a bad attitude that would put most self-proclaimed rebel boy bands to shame. Appealingly crude in their early incarnation as the Hairem, by their later years She was truly a force to be reckoned with, and as unusual and significant as any punk band, male or female, from the golden era of the mid-to-late 1960s.
The constants in She were Nancy Ross and her younger sister Sally. It was after attending a Beach Boys concert in Sacramento in 1964 that Nancy flashed on forming a band. Sally was only 13 but immediately elected to play bass. School friend Karen Kochie joined on rhythm guitar, Kathy Pennison became the drummer, and Piper Minas was added on lead guitar. The Hairem’s music was crude, forthright and remarkably original. The songs ‘Not For Me’ and ‘Like A Snake’ are pure insolence, while ‘Come On Along’ and ‘Hey You’ are alternately innocently childlike or spookily seductive.
In 1970 She finally made a record, for Los Angeles’ Kent Records.
The single featured ‘Outta Reach’, a tour-de-force of femme-psych with Nancy’s defiant vocal, Karen’s weaving organ fills and an insistent chugging bassline from Sally. Shortly afterwards, the final She sessions showed considerable musical prowess without losing any of the rough edges that characterised the group as far back as the Hairem. ‘Roll On’ and ‘Piece Of You’ both have the assured arrogance of a female Stones, whereas the more introspective ‘Braids Of Hair’ demonstrates their versatility.
The words are from the ace records.co.uk site.
I have listened to the album very often the last weekend. To me this have a special feeling and atmosphere in the songs. I like the album very much. The ladies have done a very good job. I'm serious.
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