Tarantino's Death Proof isn't very good, but it did introduce me to 'Chick Habit' by April March, for which I'll be forever grateful. It's a great song in itself, but more importantly served as my gateway into the world of garage rock and more specifically, a 1999 compilation entitled Alright, This Time Just the Girls.
Released by legendary one man label Sympathy for the Record Industry, it's a 50 track treasure trove of female fronted rock and punk from the 1990s. Most of the acts are wonderfully obscure, but a few bigger names pop up such as Hole, The Muffs and the aforementioned April March, as well as stalwart of the British garage rock scene Holly Golightly. Currently producing some fantastic country blues with Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs, her career has stretched back over twenty years and comprises dozens of solo records and collaborations, most memorably with The White Stripes on 'It's True That We Love One Another'. Here she is as one fourth of Thee Headcoatees, whose rough and ready cover of Plastic Bertrand's 'Ca Plane Pour Moi' stands as one of the collection's highlights.