The Litter – Action Woman

I love garage rock and this song is what it’s all about. Distortion and feedback with a driving beat.

Action Woman is The Litter’s most well-known song. With its demonic fuzz/feedback guitar riffs and snarling lead vocal, it was an archetype of the tough ’60s garage rock and a precursor of the 70s punk movement.

The Litter was heavily influenced by British Invasion bands such as The Yardbirds and the Who, they recorded their debut single, Action Woman backed by The Who’s A Legal Matter with local producer Warren Kendrick in late 1966.

Kendrick wrote Action Woman for them. They finally signed to a major label in 1969 but their distortion was toned down a bit and their singer and guitar player was replaced. Their album Emerge peaked at #175 in the Billboard Album Chart.

The B side…Cover of The Who’s  Legal Matter

Action Woman

Hey, Miss High and Mighty
I’ve had all I can take
Walkin’ right on by me
That’s your last mistake

I’ve gotta find myself some action
To satisfy my soul
A little mad distraction
Before I lose control

You say you love me good
But why are you so cold?
You say you own the world,
But you don’t own my soul.

A little competition, now
Maybe that’ll wake you up,
Stir up some ambition, yeah
And really shake you up.

Yeah! Oh!

I’m gonna find me an action woman
To love me all the time,
A satisfaction woman
Before I lose my mind.

Yeah, I’m gonna find me an action woman
To love me all the time,
A satisfaction woman
Before I lose my mind.

I’m gonna find me an action woman
A satisfaction woman!
I’m gonna find me an action woman! (fade out)

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

17 thoughts on “The Litter – Action Woman”

  1. Never heard of them…not a bad sound, although not entirely memorable. Thanks for finding new artists for us though- it’s surprising there are still so many out there so many of us haven’t heard of!

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    1. I really like the feedback and the energy on this one. I was getting too predictable with the classic songs.
      I have one for you tomorrow. I thought of you when I wrote it up. A California Punk-Power Pop mostly female band.

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