Playlist: Lez the Fuck Out (The B-Sides)

You either know the classics (or have intentionally avoided them all your life) — Indigo Girls’ Closer to Fine, Melissa Etheridge I Wanna Come Over, Tracy Chapman Fast Car, Ani DiFranco Untouchable Face and so forth.

But let’s take a slightly deeper look into the Lez the Fuck Out Canon — all the musicians on this list have kissed a girl and liked it.

Lez the Fuck Out

This Is Everything -Tegan & Sara
Blood And Fire – Indigo Girls
To Feel Real – Melissa Ferrick
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone -Sleater-Kinney
The Promise – Tracy Chapman
Parentheses – BLOW
Where I Stood – Missy Higgins
What Can I Say – Brandi Carlile
TKO – Le Tigre
Camp Out – An Horse
At Seventeen – Janis Ian
Crying – KD Lang
Troubled Mind – Catie Curtis
School Night – Ani DiFranco
Cruel and Clumsy – Chris Pureka
Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
Genius – Murmurs
Not An Addict – K’s Choice
I Need This – Jessie J
The Weakness in Me – Joan Armatrading
You Don’t Own Me – Dusty Springfield
Everytime I Go to Sleep – Holly Miranda
Lovertits – Peaches

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    I made a Perils of Lesbianity mix for a friend last year. I tried to cater for both her reasonable cluelessness about lesbionic music, and the more experienced ears of others who would listen.
    1. MEN – Credit Card Babie$
    2. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Dear Prudence
    3. Jens Lekman – Postcard to Nina
    4. Cibo Matto – Know Your Chicken
    5. Nellie McKay – Cupcake
    6. Team Gina – Butch/Femme
    7. The Bites – My Heart Your Heart
    8. Antigone Rising – Fat-Bottomed Girls
    9. Frances Faye – My Baby Just Cares For Me
    10. Regina Spektor – Somedays
    11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – 10×10
    12. Dolly Mixture – Shonay Shonay
    13. Polly Perkins – Coochy Coo
    14. Blossom Dearie – I’m Hip
    15. of Montreal – Bunny Ain’t No Kind of Rider
    16. Belle & Sebastian – She’s Losing It
    17. Tori Amos – Raspberry Swirl
    18. Acid House Kings – This Heart is a Stone
    19. Agent Ribbons – Chelsea, Let’s Go Join the Circus
    20. The Vaselines – Molly’s Lips
    21. Junior Senior – Can I Get Get Get

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    Autostraddle Confession: I can’t do dyke music.

    there i said it. i’ve felt guilty about that for years. i’ve tried, i swear…forcing myself to “really listen” this time to tegan and sarah and the countless lesbionic playlists exes and friends have made for me and it just doesn’t work.

    i even tried with this playlist and i just can’t lol.

    but i do like me some dixie chicks, tori amos, ani difranco…maybe i just like old lesbian music.

    i feel so left out haha.

    *note on tegan and sarah: i am 100% a fan of the track “Feel It In My Bones” w DJ Tiesto.

    so maybe i just like to dyke out to a fist pumpin beat…?

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    Brandi Carlile? Oh man, Brandi Carlile. I’ve had a girl crush on her for years. She’s gay?

    I guess I should have noticed all the love songs with names like “Caroline” and “Josephine”

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