A quite popular Italian personality from the 80’s, Jo Squillo was formerly known as a singer for “seminal” Italian punk/new wave feminist bands like the Kandeggina Girls.
1991 marked a turning point in her career, when she teamed up with Italian singer Sabrina Salerno in singing “Siamo Donne“, whose lyrics contradict quite much her previous feminist ideals.
We found this video on Youtube, where she plays “Skizzo Skizzo” on a location my friends from the school of Architecture of Rome can easily recognise: it is the former Rome’s Slaughterhouse, (Mattatoio di Testaccio) during its abandon years.
This complex will later host a huge squat (Villaggio Globale), the Architecture faculty laboratories where we studied, a Museum of Contemporary Arts, the first gay nights of “Muccassassina” (whose name “KillingCow” is a clear reference to the building past) and a police commissary.
Quite an appropriate choice for a punk scenario.
Don’t undervalue the Kubrickian plot, including the kidnapping of a proto-yuppie in Rolls-Royce.
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