Re:sound #101: The Rock Show


TCF / WBEZ, USA, 2008
Identity, Music, Parenting
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This hour: an all-woman Led Zeppelin cover band and metal-loving children.

Heartbreakers: The Story of All-Girl Zep
by Katie Burningham with Amy Jane Hall and Alan Hall (Into the Music, ABC, 2008)
Lez Zeppelin (that's right, not Led, but Lez) is an all-female tribute band that challenges prevailing ideas about rock 'n' roll and gender. They've earned the respect and adoration of rockers young and old, male and female. Their story is told by Amy, a smart, feisty, 15-year-old girl, and Alan, her radio-producing, mediocre-guitar-playing father, who's skeptical at first that a bunch of women could do his rock-gods any real justice. How wrong he turned out to be.

Children of Metal
by John Moe (Weekend America, 2007)
John Moe has an ambivalent relationship with heavy metal. He grew up in the 80s and for him, metal was ubiquitous. But he gradually grew away from the music, realizing that his most dedicated metal-head friends all seemed destined for sad, boring, and possibly violent futures. So he left it behind. But recently, his kids have been getting into it. And John is beginning to rethink his distaste. 


This episode of Re:sound was produced by Delaney Hall.


Listen to another one of our all-time favorite radio stories about boys and rock.
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Featured Music:

Ratatat, "Mirando," LP3 (XL Recordings, 2008)
Judas Priest, "Painkiller," Painkiller (Sony, 2002)
Ratat, "Falcon Jab," LP3 (XL Recordings, 2008)