KJERRINGROKK – KJERRINGROKK FOR JENTER (1975)
Kjerringrokk was a feminist music group that was active in the mid-1970s based in the Bergen area. The group was the first in Norway to release a women's political LP on a commercial record label. Kjerringrokk was formed in 1974 by six student teachers in Bergen: Torunn Bakken, Maud Birkrem, Ingrid-Karin Gilje, Bente Gudbrandsen, Camilla Nortvedt and Sophie "Phie" Slaatta. When Camilla moved from Bergen in the summer of 1974, she was replaced by Ragnhild Lund.
Everyone in the group sang and played several different instruments. The motivation for starting the group was to combine their own musical development with dissemination of women's issues, and the group held its first concert on 8 March of the same year. Their repertoire was a mixture of self-written songs, folk music, translated songs and poems set to music by authors such as Edvard Hoem and Arnljot Eggen.
The texts addressed issues such as porn, abortion, violence against women, employment law and other women's political issues. Terje Rypdal is on board as producer, and the record was recorded at Rosenborg Studios in July 1975.
1 Å Jenter
3 Våler Skurlag
4 Dei Grønne Enkers Melodi
5 Å, Kvi Skulle Eg Gå Stad Å Gifte Meg (Angloamerikansk Folkevise)
6 Kjerringråd (Irsk Folkevise)
7 I Fjol Var Jä Sjutton (Folkevise Fra Härjedalen)
8 Eit Lite Ynskje
9 Du Sit Og Blar
11 O Alle Gamle Kjerringa (Skjemtevise Fra Etnedal)
12 Eg Er Ei Kvinne
13 Kapitalens Reservearmé