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Songs We Love: Sad Baxter, 'Baby'

Deezy Violet writes punk testimonies to the complexity of love and youth and life in general.
Sad Baxter. Source: Jenni Dickens

It's always a little irritating when women in rock bands are dubbed "vulnerable." The word is often meant as a compliment, but one given without consideration to the fact that opens up its makers to a wide range of emotions. And as if women, in particular, bear some magical burden of openness, lacking the ability to rage and strut and cause trouble like guys do.

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