The Rebel Beat Podcast 051 – Viva Vi Subversa!


Frances Sokolov, aka. Vi Subversa of the UK anarcha-feminist punk band Poison Girls. Rest in Power!


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Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! This week on the show, we start off with some ideal tracks that we’d love to have blaring over a loudspeaker during a riot, and then we went into a musical obituary for Vi Subversa. Vi Subversa was the lead singer of the UK anarcho-punk band Poison Girls, and she sadly passed away last week at the age of 80. Rest in power!

In honour of Vi, we also played a ton of punk from some bad-ass ladies, and then topped it off with a bit of soul.



Playlist – February 24, 2016


Jam Jarr – Rock a riot

Santigold & Beastie Boys – Don’t play no game that I can’t win

Ryaam – Le poing en l’air

Rafeef Ziadah – Choices

Blackbird Raum – Adder

Poison Girls – State control

Poison Girls – Crisis

Poison Girls – Reality attack

Crass – Berketex bribe

Chin Chin – Never surrender

The Avengers – I believe in me

The Slits – Typical girls

X-Ray Spex – Oh bondage, up yours!

Downtown Boys – Wave of history

Heathers – Downtown cop

Lungbutter – Vile

The Shondes – Are you ready?

New Bloods – Doubles

Bad Cop/Bad Cop – Sugar cane

Gil Scott Heron – The prisoner

Larry Saunders – Free Angela

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Angela

The Lumpen – Free Bobby now

Nina Simone – A little sugar in my bowl



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