RIP Kitty Wells 1919-2012

The first hour of today’s show was dedicated to songs that call out another song for being sexist, misogynist, or otherwise questionable, in honour of Kitty Wells, author of (arguably) the first feminist hollaback song.

Kitty Wells – It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels (response to Hank Thompson’s The Wild Side of Life)

Anquette – Throw the P (response to 2 Live Crew’s Throw the D)
Ann Mason – You Can’t Love Me (In the Midnight Hour) (response to Wilson Pickett’s In the Midnight Hour)
The Gypsies – It’s a Woman’s World (response to James Brown’s It’s A Man’s World)
Anna King – Mama’s Got a Bag of her Own (response to James Brown’s Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag)
Watoto from the Nile – Letter to Lil Wayne

Courtney Love – But Julian I’m a Little Older Than You (response to The Strokes’ Meet Me at the Bathroom)
Liz Phair – 6’1 (from Exile in Guyville, response to The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street)
Roxanne Shante – Roxanne’s Revenge (response to UTFO’s Roxanne Roxanne)
The Brood – He’s Telling You Lies (maybe a response to The Ramones’ I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend? I’m going out on a limb here.)
Johnny Cash and June Carter – Jackson (just a generally good hollaback song)


The Gossip – Casualties of War
Cobra & Vulture – Early Adopter
TRST – Candy Walls
TOPS – Turn Your Love Around
Beach House – Troublemaker
Yamantaka//Sonic Titan – Hoshi Neko

The Be Good Tanyas – Waiting Around to Die
First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
Patti Smith – April Fool
Mirroring – Slient from Above
Fiver – Hurt