Okay, so i've recently been playing a lot of bass, and being a female bassist, it got me thinking hard about what female musicians I admire the most and why... So here's what I got:
For those reading who are unaware, Ruyter (Pronouced: Rider) is the lead guitarist for sleazy American southern rock band Nashville Pussy, and man, this bitch is fucking crazy! Always armed with her trademark Gibson SG, Ruyter writhes on the floor mid-solo in her lace underwear, swigs from a bottle of Jack or downs a beer between songs- She seriously plays up to the renowned trashy nature of the band perfectly (And it makes me want an SG bass SO bad!). I cannot wait to see her & the rest of Nashville in action at the Espy next month!
80's icon Lita Ford first gained attention as lead guitarist in all-girl band The Runaways (w/ Joan Jett) and then later on became popular for her solo career. I absolutley love her style: big blonde hair and clad in leather, studs & stilettos! Famed for her killer looks, Lita was the original poster girl of heavy metal.
Bassist to one of my favourite bands White Zombie, Sean is pretty much the reason I started playing. She just blows my brains with the rumble & groove of her bass. I can't even describe it. I admire her abilities so much (plus she is totally badass!) For that reason, La Sexorcisto is my all-time favourite album to play along to.
Urgh!!! If only I could have Ruyter's attitude, Lita's style and Sean's shred skills...