This might be an interesting listen. Punk on Radio 4 – whatever next?
“Sue MacGregor reunites five musicians who embraced the anarchy of punk music and created a unique style of their own.
Gaye Advert, bass player in The Adverts, was described as the first female punk star. But the industry focus on her looks caused animosity in the band.
Toyah Willcox, an aggressive tomboy, found her emotional rebellion in punk and appeared in Derek Jarman’s cult punk film Jubilee.
Gina Birch of The Raincoats played her first gig in November 1977 a few weeks after forming her all-female band.
Tessa Pollitt abandoned her A levels to join all girl punk band, The Slits.
Vivien Goldman was in the The Flying Lizards and Features Editor on the weekly music paper, Sounds. She is now a Professor of Punk in New York.
The guests discuss the impact and legacy of their movement.”