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Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth once described her position as a woman between two boys with guitars as like being in the center of a circle jerk. Yoshimi P-We, the Boredoms’ minxy drummer, could probably relate. As the rhythm section for the Boredoms’ musical onslaught, she is at ground zero between both Eye Yamataka’s vocal hysteria and Seiichi Yamamoto’s guitar histrionics.

So in OOIOO, her all-girl group, Yoshimi has shaped a distinctly female space. “Everything is different,” she says. “From the smell in the air to the atmosphere. It’s not that one [gender] is better than the other. [Men and women] are just two different kinds of animals.”

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