Friday, November 20, 2015
Friday Night Videos: Women Rock!
When asked who I found attractive or "liked" I would always say names like Stevie Nicks, Deborah Harry or Joan Jett. For me it was always about the rock girls.
It is also no surprise that most of the female PCs and NPCs I have or have had were based on the women whose albums, tapes and CDs I would buy.
So with the new Supergirl show on now and Jessica Jones on tonight in the US here are some of my favorite ass-kicking superheroines.
This should not be a surprise to anyone I have already featured great performers like Shirley Manson of Garbage, Stevie Nicks, So here are a just a very few of my favorites.
I have always loved Joan Jett. She is just so goddammed cool and can rock with the best of them. She has SOOO many great songs, but this one always gets me going. Plus it is the "theme song" for the Grazzt/Iggwilv love affair. That's their dirty little secret...they actually love each other.
Ever hear a song and thought "man I need to do something with that!", Pat Benatar's "Shadows of the Night" from 1982's Get Nervous was always that song to me. It is very, very likely that the "Midnight Angel" later became Nox. I always loved her and yes I did have a witch character that looked like her in the 80s. I never liked the video for it to be honest. If had been thinking about this I should have made my own video with footage of her on Charmed. Yes. She was on Charmed for an episode.
Speaking of Nox. "Because the Night" was written by Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen thanks to the manipulations of Jimmy Iovine (who is immortalized in my games as well). Patti Smith is such a powerful singer that most people can't do this song justice. Bruce can. Natalie Merchant did a good job, so did Shirley Manson. But they can't compare to her version. This is one of my favorite songs.
I was once asked if I thought Siouxsie Sioux was attractive. I said yes without hesitation and then I showed them the video for "Kiss Them For Me". It's not the most iconic Banshees' song, but I really like it.
One of my favorite bard characters looks just like Aimee Mann. What can I say, she is so damn cute and more talented than a truckload of pop-princesses.
Even Darth Vader loves Blondie. "The Tide is High" is not really related to any gaming, but damn. Deborah Harry in her prime.
What do a Gateway 486, an HP Desk Jet and Hormonally Yours all have in common? They were the essential ingredients to the first time I sat down to collect all my notes for the Witch class. I mention the printer because I still have that printout with a couple hundred hand written notes.
Hormonally Yours was the second album from Shakespears Sister featuring former Bananarama singer Siobhán Fahey. "Stay" was a big hit with me in 92. I thought she was so hot back then, still do in fact.
Very, very, very few people (not just singers) have left such a mark on my psyche as Sinéad O'Connor. Seriously. I can divide time into two very distinct and very different points. The time before I heard The Lion and The Cobra and the time after. I have talked about Sinéad before, but the amount I have talked about her doesn't reflect what her music has meant to me. "Troy" is not my favorite song on this album, but it is damn close.
I think this a good place to stop. I can do a part 2 later!