Venus Weltklang, the first international women’s rock festival, took place in West Berlin, Germany from 19. – 21. June 1981. The line-up was simply amazing. After the festival, Stuttgart based Flame Records put out a compendium album featuring thirteen tracks recorded live at the event.
I found a copy of the record at the Rec Rec store in Zürich a few months ago. It came with a dedication on the back: “Für Fatima, Venus Weltklang über alle Dächer! und zwar laut.” That about sums it up for me.
The Au Pairs – “Headache for Michelle”
Die Hausfrauen – “Sacred Vow”
LiLiPUT – “Waxing Moon”
Mo-dettes – “Nasty Children”
Malaria! – “I Will Be Your Only One”
Lilidrop – “Monde Animal”
Insisters – Superelastikfrau
Wicked Lady – Suicide Star
The Bloods – Blue Chevrolet
Unknown Gender – Either Yes or No
Carambolage – Männlein
Pink Plastic & Panties – My Car
Bitchband No. 1 – Drop the Bomb