Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lisa Lopes: Ten Years Gone

Just realized that Lisa Lopes is ten years gone, killed in car crash in Honduras on 25 April 2002. That kind of thing makes you feel old. If you don't know about the importance of Lisa and TLC, just go over to youtube and listen. Some bands have to be seen and heard rather than written about to appreciate why they matter. But hey 'B-Girl feminism' (coined by Vibe magazine in a 1994 article about them) was a pretty cool term.

'TLC fires it up. Burning up the charts, burning down the house... TLC's sweet sounds, Day-Glo threads, and condom accessories led the first wave of B-girl feminism' (Vibe magazine, November 1994)

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