If the gender politics of the Raunch Hands were controversial 30+ years ago (and they were, as you will see below), I'm not surprised you don't hear them much on the air these days. In fact, I can't find reference to a single Raunch Hands spin on KEXP in recent years - even on Shake the Shack, which seems surprising. (This guy would have an opinion on the matter, I'm sure.) This might be a loss from a musical standpoint - what I've heard seems like a fine example of the genre - but personally, I can live with less music requiring disclaimers for people who are "sensitive about being female."
"I like this, but, if you are sensitive about being female, I wouldn't recommend this. From NYC."
"I'm not really that sensitive about being female but - OPINION - I hate this - substandard raunch."
"Early Cramps meets Hank Williams Jr."
"Yee HA! Whoop - Whoop - Whoop!!!"
"Ok . . . I may be sensitive about being female but this be barfy. Seems the bull on the cover is suggesting more than just the hands' rampant manhood . . ."
"Read Jorge Amado, it'll make sense then . . ."
I am learning so much today! For starters, I've found out about Rank and File, a band I was previously unaware of. They're often described as a founding band of the country-punk hybrid cowpunk genre, but with my 2017 ears they sound more like "cow-new-wave" or "cow-'80s-college-rock" - but I see ...