New York: Delilah/Putnam, 1982. 1st US Edition. Quarto, publisher's illustrated stiff glossy wraps.
Early 80s compendium of women in pop, rock, punk and new wave, with profiles, color and black-and-white photos, and discographies of over 70 artists, including Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Siouxsie Sioux, Tina Weymouth, Wendy O Williams, Nina Hagen, the Pointer Sisters, Pattie Smith, Bette Midler, Lydia Lunch, Joan Armatrading, Chrissie Hynde, Kate Bush, and many more. "If the rock music of the Seventies proved anything at all, it proved beyond doubt that women could rock 'n' roll as well as their male counterparts. Woman no longer had to fulfill the traditional role in which man had cast her – that of the decorative, brainless songbird to be used, abused and discarded by macho musicians. Nor did she have to be an introspective, intellectual singer-songwriter, the conscience of a generation" (from the introduction). Rocktastic. Published simultaneously in the UK. Slight dustiness to wraps, else fine. Item #1913