The Punk Girl Diaries are special to the Dutch affiliate of the Punk Scholars Network, which might not have been founded without them. After reading at the PGD that the December 2020 international Punk Scholars Network conference would happen on the internet, Terry and Herman, in 1979 co-founders of the band Cheap ‘n’ Nasty, participated. In early 2021, they became co-founders of the Dutch PSN branch.
Also an article on the late Vi Subversa, singer/guitarist of Poison Girls. Cheap ‘n’ Nasty opened for Poison Girls in 1980 and 1981.
Finally, Lene and Vim will ask: what’s the actual point of Soundchecks? For Terry, the answer to that question is clear. A few days before playing in the Milky Way in Amsterdam in November 1980, she wrote Covergirl on her bass. The rest of the band heard it first at the Milky Way soundcheck. The song clicked immediately with everyone. They played it at that show, also as an encore. In spring 1981, Covergirl became the title track of Cheap ‘n’ Nasty’s EP, on the band’s own label.