If there was any justice in the world (and last night’s Donald Trump documentary has proved that there isn’t), Corin Tucker would be spouted from the mouths of those pub bores discussing “guitar gods” along with the Claptons, Pages and Gilmours of this world. Fortunately the sub-Clarkson species’ loss is Spin magazine’s gain, who listed her among their list of the 100 top guitarists (presumably fitting in with the magazine’s US alt-rock canon).
The former co-frontwoman and lead guitarist of cult Washington indie-rock favourites Sleater-Kinney released her debut solo album Kill My Blues last month, and this cut, while not directly referring to the Bill Murray comedy of the same name, explores the unhealthy gender inbalance across the globe, and the frustrating lack of progress in tackling the divide:
“Tell me almost equal, almost good enough. Almost had a woman go and run the White House.”
For daring to shake the bloated complacency out of the Western world in frustration alone, Tucker and her band deserve my song of the day.