Petrol Girls New Single and Video
Raging feminist hardcore band Petrol Girls release a new song on 09.09.16
Phallocentric – from the forthcoming debut album Talk Of Violence.
(caution – contains nudity!)
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Petrol Girls are named after Pétroleuses, mythical women of the Paris commune who allegedly set fire to private property with Molotov cocktails made from milk bottles, and rejected traditional gender roles.
Phallocentric addresses the phallus or penis as a symbol of male dominance, as seen in art, architecture, advertising – all over the place. Culture doesn’t just reflect our values; it also produces and maintains them. This song is literally saying, “Fuck what they taught us”, ridiculing conservative attitudes and celebrating the full rainbow of sex. “I can’t get no” is also a deliberate play on the Rolling Stones song ‘Satisfaction.’ Mick Jagger definitely used his sexuality as part of his performance, and this song is also partly claiming my right to do the same.