since circa 1977
Originally known as Dee Dee and the Dishrags, the band was formed in 1976 in Victoria, and included the trio of high school students Jade Blade (lead guitar, vocals), Carmen "Scout" Michuad (drums), and Dale Powers (bass guitar). Moving to Vancouver, with its burgeoning punk rock scene, the Dishrags opened for the city's first punk concert, sharing the bill with the Furies at the Japanese Hall on July 30, 1977.The band performed sporadically thereafter while also attending high school in Victoria, and inspired the formation of three other punk female groups, the Visitors, Devices, and Zellots

Past Is Past - Modern Records (MR1), 1979
Death in the Family - [self-published], 1980

Compilation albums
Love/Hate - Other People's Music (OPM-2112), 1996
There's No Dee Dee - Jem Records (none), 2006
Past Is Past - Base Records (BASE-019), 2008
Three - Supreme Records (SE-07), 2015

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Jade Blade
70s - 80s
Dale Powers
70s - 80s
Kim Henriksen
70s - 80s
Sue MacGillivray
70s - 80s

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Documentary tells story of Dishrags, Central Saanich all-female punk band

Red and Madame Dishrags are bios of Vancouver’s Red Robinson, the most famous radio disc jockey in B.C. history, and the Dishrags, a key but little-known female punk group from Victoria.
Author: Mike Devlin

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