Phranc Song Lyrics

Genre: Folk

Phranc Bio

Phranc (born Susan Gottlieb on August 28, 1957 in Santa Monica, California) is an American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned several decades, and is also known for her cardboard and kraft paper fine art.

She began her performing career in the late 1970s and early 1980s punk scene in Los Angeles. She had a bleach blonde crewcut and wore male attire creating an androgynous persona for her first band Nervous Gender, which formed in 1978. The writer V/D wrote of her for the punk fanzine Slash, "On stage, Phranc looks like a 14-year-old runaway from a boys' reform school." The band was influential in the development of what later came to be known as 'Synthpunk'. In 1980 she left Nervous Gender to join Catholic Discipline, in which Claude Bessy, journalist for Slash punk fanzine, was the lead singer. She was also in Castration Squad, a feminist, all-girl punk band that was involved in the punk movement.


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