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  1. 5minutes
    5minutes at |

    And this list even got published on my birthday! 🙂

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  2. lou
    lou at |

    Good one. What is your policy on re-blogging? Non commercial blog with all proper attributions given of course. Lou

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    1. 5minutes
      5minutes at |

      As the author, I can give you my permission, but ultimately, it’s up to the admins here at TopTenz. Hopefully, they’ll respond.

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    2. Shell Harris
      Shell Harris at |

      Hi Lou, We always appreciate being asked. We would prefer that you only take a portion of the article (5 or less list items) and link back for the reader to read the rest. Thanks.

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  3. woody2327
    woody2327 at |

    No mention of Suzi Quattro?

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    1. 5minutes
      5minutes at |

      Shoot! She was supposed to be in the “others” list. Thanks for bringing her up!

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      1. mrclam
        mrclam at |

        Other honorable mentions: Kira Roessler (Black Flag/Dos) Lorna Doom (Germs) and Michie Nakatani (Shonen Knife)

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        1. 5minutes
          5minutes at |

          I’ve also been told I should include Emma Anzai by at least one fan who thinks she’s got a hot bod… I mean someone who admires her talent.

  4. E
    E at |

    Este Haim!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Bodd
    Bodd at |

    Tracy Wormworth. Started with the Waitresses, Played with the B52s on and off for 20 years, toured with Sting, and recorded with Lena Horne and Paula Abdul.

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  6. ParusMajor
    ParusMajor at |
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  7. ParusMajor
    ParusMajor at |

    Oh, snap. I can mention one female bass player over here in Finland that you probably don’t know about (but you should): Aija Puurtinen. Check her out at YouTube. And her band Honey B & The T-Bones: http://www.hbtb.net/

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  8. Mark
    Mark at |

    ummmm….what about Sara Lee??? Gang of Four, B-52’s, etc.!!!

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  9. Gary
    Gary at |

    Sandy Horne of seminal Canadian new wave band The Spoons.

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  10. dapeda
    dapeda at |

    Tal Wilkenfeld! Hot and perfect. “River of Life” from her solo album “Transfomation” is pure awsomeness

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  11. joe
    joe at |

    What about Tracy Wormworth!?

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  12. Pelle Bauer
    Pelle Bauer at |

    😉 The most beuatiful bass player in the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EDPPDzRfTI

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  13. JRyder
    JRyder at |

    Metal? Is this a serious list? Kim A. Clarke (the ex-Defunkt bassist) is better than all of these people, except for (maybe) Esmerelda.

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    1. cumulus&nimbus
      cumulus&nimbus at |

      Metal sucks, and who the fuck is esmerelda, an esmerald sister? esperanza (hope) spalding? Are you serious?

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    2. The Annoyed Elephant
      The Annoyed Elephant at |

      Metal’s fine. And she’s solid.

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  14. waxy
    waxy at |

    Why does there need to be a gender qualifier? This practice only helps to negate a woman’s place in music today. “Here’s your special woman’s feature, now back to what we regularly cover for the remaining 11 months of the year”. The intention I’m sure was of the highest morales, but this practice needs to stop. If not, then replace “women” with “black” or “bald overweight men” or “size ten in footwear” and see how bizarre this actually reads.

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    1. John Skelly
      John Skelly at |

      Because I looked up all those women and almost none can be found on dvd.If you do find most of these things they charge an arm and a leg. Where as they just give terminator movies away. Sure if it’s like Celine Dion or a female made love story there easy to find. Not that there is anything wrong with Celine,but there are women who jam out too,why can’t I find them. I don’t want a CD,and I don’t want to spend 90 bucks. Men hold this stuff back.

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  15. pjiricka
    pjiricka at |

    And now also Mohini Dey. Her, plus Tal Wilkenfeld, plus Esperanza are my favorites.

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  16. Ben Niderberg
    Ben Niderberg at |

    Huh? What about Catherine Popper? Is she excluded because she plays upright as well as bass guitar, or because she’s equally adept at so many styles of music?

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