One day, David Bowie told a reporter: “You Italians do not need rock, you have family”. As the typical Italian family is probably still quite traditional compared to British models, it is no coincidence that Italian rock is mostly a man’s world. However, there have been a number of women rockers since the 1980s, which saw the advent of Punk and New Wave. The playlist features a sizeable number of tunes from that decade, with a few incursions into the 1990s.