Through these alliances she joined the band The Flowers of Romance with guitarist Viv Albertine. Having met year old Ari Up at a Patti Smith concert, they formed the all-women punk band, The Slits, playing gigs with The Clash, the Sex Pistols, the Buzzcocks, and others. In , she joined the all female punk band. 6 Mar "Girls invented punk rock, not England," reads one of Sonic Youth co-leader Kim Gordon's famous feminist shirts. While Gordon wasn't in an all-female act herself, she knew the importance of them: bands made up entirely of women may feel like a rarity now, but more pop up every day and others are still. 8 Aug Punk's open door finally let in self-directed girl artists; in reality, many punkettes first learned to play on their boyfriends' instruments. Some of us lot were curious to see if we could make a very new sound, being women and all. There arose a very British arrhythmia, often molded more by dub and free jazz.