In an industry traditionally dominated by men, women in music have often had to shout to be heard. This book traces the sounds, attitudes, and looks of women who refused to be silenced. Starting in the punk and post-punk scenes in Britain and following the journey over the Atlantic to grunge and eventually Riot Grrrl, Untypical Girls is a celebration of all things female in independent music. Beautifully presented, this book features hundreds of previously unpublished photos of key personalities and bands including Primitives, Bratmobile, Kim Gordon, and Courtney Love. An introduction by Julie Cafritz of Pussy Galore completes the package. Because the future is female--but the past was, too.