John on November 29, 2008 at 8:49 pm
Scott at Nova Scotia Scott found this one. An all girl hard rock band is nothing special these days, that is unless they’re from Saudi Arabia:
They cannot perform in public. They cannot pose for album cover photographs. Even their jam sessions are secret, for fear of offending the religious authorities in this ultraconservative kingdom. But the members of Saudi Arabia’s first all-girl rock band, The Accolade, are clearly not afraid of taboos.
The band’s first single, ‘Pinocchio,’ has become an underground hit here, with hundreds of young Saudis downloading the song from the group’s page on MySpace (pictured).
Now, the pioneering young foursome wants to record an album in secret places far from censorship.
All four members of The Accolade are women: Dina, the group’s guitarist and founder and her sister Dareen, bass player; Lamia, the group’s singer, and Amjad, the keyboardist.
The coolest part? They’re good:
Interesting that the painting which inspired their name is that of a chivalrous Christian knight kneeling before a queen. I imagine every part of that image would offend someone in Saudi Arabia.
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