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Subject: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: eightiesfan on 12/29/04 at 8:04 am

These are all very talented women, it's so hard to pick one, but I'm going to pick Vixen - I love their song
"Living on the Edge of a Broken Heart" and it was so cool to see them get back together recently on Bands Reunited on VH1.  8)

(FYI: Joan Jett and Lita Ford started out their careers in a band together called The Runaways)

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: gord on 12/29/04 at 9:37 am

I voted for the Wilson sisters from your list, although "Hearts" music was best in the late 70s it carried into the 80's and is classic today. A close 2nd from the list would be Pat Benatar. Stevie Nicks would be right up there too for me :)

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: Tanya1976 on 12/29/04 at 7:33 pm

I'm voting for Pat b/c Joan only had two songs I cared for, Lita was more sexpot than anything, the Wilsons were better in the 70s, and well, don't get me started on Vixen!

Tanya

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: woops on 12/29/04 at 7:48 pm

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders

Also Heart, Joan Jett, and Vixen  8)

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: Dagwood on 12/29/04 at 8:05 pm

Pat Benatar

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: RockandRollFan on 12/29/04 at 10:32 pm

Pat Benatar then Heart followed by Lita :)

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: redhead007 on 12/29/04 at 11:19 pm

All of those women listed in the poll are great, but I picked "other" for Debbie Harry, followed by Heart and Lita Ford.  :)

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: MonkeyTaco on 12/29/04 at 11:33 pm

although I agree with Woops, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is the best female rocker... joan Jett was the hottest!
When I first left the nest, I moved in to a small apartment and had a big Joan Jett poster above my bed... as cool as I
thought it was, the girls I brought home didn't... I just don't get it :-\\

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: Rio_Rhodes on 12/29/04 at 11:53 pm

I had to go with other....


Debbie Harry, she is one of my biggest idols!! Even today!


Rio

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: bj26 on 12/30/04 at 7:38 am

Dale Bozio of Missing Persons was ok, as they had some nice poppy songs.  Also Martha Davis of the Motels I liked.

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: _adam_ on 12/30/04 at 9:08 am

I voted gor heart.
But you forgot Bangles.

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: bj26 on 12/30/04 at 9:25 am


I voted gor heart.
But you forgot Bangles.

You are right, I would probably say Suzannah Hoffs was my favorite female vocalist of the 80s even to recent times I like to listen to her.

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: eightiesfan on 12/30/04 at 9:26 am

I wish I could have thought of these other artists you guys have mentioned when I started this poll.  I like the Go-Go's as well, although some might consider them more pop than rock.

Melissa Etheridge is another great musician whose career started to take off in the late 80's.

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: PrettyInPink on 12/30/04 at 3:12 pm

Pat Benatar

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/30/04 at 4:25 pm

Other(s):

NINA HAGEN
http://www.sempel.com/fanshop/nina.jpg


SIOUXSIE SIOUX
http://home.rhein-zeitung.de/~tommi.s/images/siouxsie.jpg

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: MonkeyTaco on 12/31/04 at 1:02 pm

Nina Hagen, I almost forgot about her... kinda sorry I still remember!  I don't know how I got a hold of that Nina Hagen tape
but I can still hear her whimpering, growling and barking like a dog in one of her ungodly awful songs.

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: slayer62 on 01/30/05 at 3:19 am

I don't know what you are all talking about the only clear choice would have to be Belinda Carlisle!! >:(

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: slayer62 on 01/30/05 at 3:22 am


I don't know what you are all talking about the only clear choice would have to be Belinda Carlisle!! >:(
But Pat Benatar is the best looking!!

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 01/30/05 at 5:30 am

Pat Benatar
Heart

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: SuspiciousMinds on 01/30/05 at 8:20 am

Best voice,best tunes and best looking - Pat Benatar
I agree Heart was better in the 70s...
Joan Jett had some cool tunes..
The Go Gos, I like them to,but as someone mentioned,other then a couple of tunes they seem more pop to me, and the words "Female Rockers" doesnt quite fit with them.

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: maddog on 01/30/05 at 10:28 am

I voted for Joan Jett, of course. I may have mentioned this before ( ;)) but I was a big fan of The Runaways and latterly Joan Jett in the 1970s and 1980s. Joan has a fantastic voice for rock'n'roll and is a great live performer. Perhaps that's why she's best known for cover versions (including "I Love Rock'n'Roll") and for her live shows, which she still takes on the road to this day, although she appears to tour only in the USA and Canada  :(.

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: jiminy on 01/30/05 at 10:57 am


Nina Hagen, I almost forgot about her... kinda sorry I still remember!  I don't know how I got a hold of that Nina Hagen tape
but I can still hear her whimpering, growling and barking like a dog in one of her ungodly awful songs.
Do you remember her unshaven pits? All I can remember from her was the red balloon song that was done in both English and German, The chick from heart was hot untill she packed on about 100+ pounds, what's so hot about pat benatar, she has more teeth then Mr Ed the talking horse, joan jett looked good, who would of thought she was a dyyke? Oh! I got it Doro Pesch http://www.doropesch.com/ she still looks hot and still rocking unlike lita "i did ozzy" ford :D

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: Howard on 01/30/05 at 6:49 pm

Joan Jett 8)


Howard

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: mr.smith s on 01/30/05 at 8:04 pm

Heart all the Way

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: NostalgicOne on 01/31/05 at 10:44 am

I'de have to go with Heart

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: rubixgirl on 01/31/05 at 10:48 am

Pat Benetar

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: bj26 on 01/31/05 at 11:06 am


Do you remember her unshaven pits? All I can remember from her was the red balloon song that was done in both English and German, The chick from heart was hot untill she packed on about 100+ pounds, what's so hot about pat benatar, she has more teeth then Mr Ed the talking horse, joan jett looked good, who would of thought she was a dyyke? Oh! I got it Doro Pesch http://www.doropesch.com/ she still looks hot and still rocking unlike lita "i did ozzy" ford :D
If Nina hagan would have done 99 luft balloons, they would have exploded! She would have probably done something like 99 methane balloons in the tortured ozone layer...Nina Hagan was kind of a punk protest singer. You mean Nena which was a poppy group, Nena probably shaved :)

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/31/05 at 11:18 am

Cherrie Curie was the hottest Runaway....IMHO ;)

http://perso.club-internet.fr/fperfect/fperfect/runaways.jpg

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: Howard on 02/03/05 at 6:29 am

Pat Benatar


Howard

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: danootaandme on 02/03/05 at 8:32 am

Helllloooooo!!    TINA TURNER(what is she? black)

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: goodsin on 02/03/05 at 11:53 am


Helllloooooo!!     TINA TURNER(what is she? black)

Tina Turner? The thread is about female singers from the eighties, not in their 80's... ;D

I once saw Nina Hagen on a ferry to France. She was playing a loud drinking game with several companions, all looked very much "the worse for wear"...

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: Howard on 02/03/05 at 2:54 pm


Tina Turner? The thread is about female singers from the eighties, not in their 80's... ;D

I once saw Nina Hagen on a ferry to France. She was playing a loud drinking game with several companions, all looked very much "the worse for wear"...


Tina Turner will be 65 and still looks in great shape.

I'll say Susanna Hoffs :)


Howard

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: danootaandme on 02/03/05 at 4:27 pm


Tina Turner? The thread is about female singers from the eighties, not in their 80's... ;D

I once saw Nina Hagen on a ferry to France. She was playing a loud drinking game with several companions, all looked very much "the worse for wear"...


Maybe you should check back in the 80's and see what Tina Turner was doing.  Those were
her best years, I don't know a man with a pulse who could look at those famous legs without
begging for mercy, and in performance she could put all the others to bed and still keep going.
To paraphrase:  What's age got to do with it?

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: whistledog on 06/03/06 at 11:54 pm

Other:  Lee Aaron

She was an icon here in Canada, and also she was born in the same city I was 8)

Subject: Re: Best Female Rockers of the 80's

Written By: Woops (logged out) on 06/04/06 at 1:12 am

Chrissie Hynde

Maybe Debbie Harry

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