Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chicks Who Shred: The Final!!!







So, bringing to an end, the very very exciting series that has been Chick Who Shred, it's final time!

Facing off are The Breeders, who destroyed all who crossed them on the way through. A late underdog contender The Bangles, and not forgetting this year's last minute wild card entry from Elastica (who I had unfairly forgotton about until now).

Which one is the best? Who shreds the hardest? Who is the most badass?

Who is your winner?


21 comments:

CaroleBristol said...

I had already decided that if you picked Cannonball as The Breeders track, there wasn't going to be any other winner, No Way Pedro!

So, for me, it simply has to be the sheer awesomeness that is The Real Deal, The Breeders.

ToffeeBoy said...

@ blimpy -

Which one is the best? Who shreds the hardest? Who is the most badass?

Damn, I thought this was purely about who we fancied most. How very 1970s of me ....

(Has to be The Bangles)

Mnemonic said...

Breeders all the way

sourpus said...

If its a competition of sounds only, Cannonball is the best.

B=Mc2 said...

@toffeeboy - and that too of course!

it is nigh on impossible to separate sexuality and music (but that may be a topic for another time/post)

Chris said...

I haven't paid attention to all the heats, semi-finals, demi-semi-quarter finals and so on but I'm a little surprised you've ended up with these three songs. They're all pretty unremarkable examples of someone (chick?, monkey? giraffe?) playing simple chords on a distorted guitar.
This is a great dis-service to chick-kind. Which is an even greater dis-service to womankind. Boo!
(Of the three, I find the Elastica the most interesting. But not for the 'shredding'.)

TracyK said...

Breeders!

Fintan28 said...

Gotta be the Bangles.

B=Mc2 said...

@Chris - did you check out Sourpus' Kaki King post, down below somewhere - her guitar playing is amazing (i got 3 of her albums off the back of that post)

B=Mc2 said...

My vote is for The Breeders, by the way.

Chris said...

Mr B: I've been back to listen to Kaki King and I like.
But no shredding that I can hear. Do we really only expect 'shredding chicks' to play chords and simple leads? No Neil Young equivalent anywhere?

Abahachi said...

This is really quite tricky; the Bangles track sounds considerably better on the album rather than this live version, and they are by miles my favourite band of these three for a number of reasons. And then there's Cannonball, which is a classic song, and while I've been championing the Bangles all this way I do feel that it's a remarkable achievement that they got as far as the final (still struggling to comprehend the PJ Harvey failure, I must admit; the draw was clearly fixed). So, I have to say Breeders.

Now we need to respond to Chris's challenge by setting up a separate competition for proper rock chicks rather than these wimpy indie types. I return to my previous mention of Girlschool, though still not a lot of widdly widdly guitar solos, I must admit.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4d5fz_girlschool-hit-and-run-screaming-bl_music

Life Is A Mr.B said...

@chris - as I pondered in one of the earlier rounds - the best chicks shred by not shredding, ya dig?

B=Mc2 said...

@aba - the breeders paid me off, what can I say?

CaroleBristol said...

So, have the Breeders won?

Chris said...

I suspect I only had a tenuous grasp on the definition of 'shred' in the first place, Mr B. Now it's disappeared down the rabbit hole.

The Girlschool track is more what I thought the competition would consist of, even though I can't claim to be bowled over by their rawk prowess.

I'll second Aba's head-scratching over Polly. Of all I've heard (and I do like several girl-guitar bands), she's closest to a CWS. (That term threw me first time I saw it: 'I used to work for them?!')

CaroleBristol said...

When I was little, digestive biscuits often had CWS embossed on them.

Blimpy said...

I've always liked that Nice biscuits have "nice" written on them, and are indeed nice.

CaroleBristol said...

Keith Emerson used to sign all the Nice biscuits personally until the band split up.

Blimpy said...

Half Man Half Nice Biscuit

Shoey said...

If you posted this debarkle on Twitter, would it be a shredded Tweet?