The Chicago and New Haven Women's Liberation
And Riot Grrrls' and Le Tigre
Papa Don't Lay That Shit On Me
Copyright renewed Naomi Weisstein
"You blazed a trail that we had to blaze again"
Kathleen Hanna, Riot Grrrls
"The mother of Riot Grrrls, Foxcore -- any rock by women who ask no quarter"
Ben Kim, New City (Chicago)
NAOMI SAYS "BUY THIS ALBUM -- OR I'M HOLDING MY BREATH UNTIL I TURN
Back in the early `70's the Chicago and New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Bands pioneered in challenging everything about male rock. Using comedy,satire, and a diversity of styles, we overturned the assaultive macho of a standard rock performance. Audiences, in ecstatic celebration of a newly-realized sisterhood, danced and shouted and sang along with the bands and when it was over, still shouting, the audience stormed the stage, hugging the band members and our instruments and sometimes even our amplifiers.
Rounder Records (the pre-eminent roots, protest label) is reissuing our 1972 vinyl recording. So finally, you can hear a cleared-up CD of that old record you've had for 30 years but haven't been able to play since your turntable broke. (And for folks who've never even seen a turntable, here's a chance to hear what women's liberation sounded like in 1972.) This time, the CD will be as NEW as it is old -- 6 new tracks, one by Riot Grrrls' Kathleen Hanna, currently of Le Tigre.
(photo: NAOMI WEISSTEIN)
But we need money to complete the remastering. Will you help?
HERE'S WHAT YOU GET!
Chicago New Haven
1. Secretary preview 1:47
2. Papa 2:42
3. Ain't Gonna Marry 3:27
4. Defending Yoursel With Karate 2:41
5. Fuck You 0:25
6. Doctor 2:19
7. Dear Government 6:09
8. Mountain Moving Day 5:02
9. Play It Again Frenzy 0:29
10. Secretary 7:28
11. Abortion Song 4:00
12. Sister Witch 4:37
13. Prison Song 3:43
14. So Fine 3:43
15. Shot Gun 3:07
Chicago and Le Tigre
16. I'm On My Way
A joint effort of The CWLU
and Naomi Weisstein
CD-Ref Not for sale. Do not copy
Remastered by Toby Mountain
From the original "Mountain Moving Day" 1972 (Rounder, #4001)
Northeastern Digital Recording, Inc.
To be reissued by Rounder Records Group
1 Camp Street Cambridge, MA 02140
Naomi Weisstein and The Chicago Herstory Project
GIVE MONEY! GET GIFTS! HELP WITH THE CD!
For under $50 you will get a brand-new CWLU-CWLRB button with a woman's symbol inside of which is a female guitarist.
Make your tax-deductible check out to: CWLU Herstory Project - "BAND"
Send the check to:
Naomi Weisstein, Ph.D
890 West End Ave. Apt. 8B
New York, NY 10025
Fax 212 222-1624
Jesse Lemisch and Naomi Weisstein can be reached at:
890 West End Avenue, 8B
NY NY 10025
phone: (212) 222-6649;fax (212) 222-1624
If you want to learn more about the CWLUherstory project, contact
CWLU Herstory Project
PO Box 548
Oak Park IL 60303-0458
Be sure to include a SASE and the following filled out form and mail to Naomi Weisstein
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3 oz. for a button
7 oz. for a CD
Power to the feminist vision!
and the CWLU Herstory Project
NAOMI WEISSTEIN -- A Harvard grad student in pschyology in '6? she was forbidden entrance to the Lamont Library , which was closed to women, because, she was told "women are a distraction to men ." "You want distraction, she said..I'll show you distraction," and she friends with signs, a violin and a clarinet positioned themselves underneath the windows of Lamont Library that evening and serenaded the scholars. Uneasy with Harvard's male chauvinism, she changed to Chicago U , ( and to neuroscience) where, in 1966, with Heather Booth, Jo Freeman and Shulie Firestone she founded the Women's Liberation Union . IN 1970 she organized the Women's Liberation Rock Band and recorded with the New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Band. She's done stand up comedy, was in Eve Merriam's One Woman Show..She's been an invalid for several years, but collaborates with colleagues on experiments with neuroscience.