Wikipedia states, "Rough Trade was a Canadian new wave rock band in the 1970s and 1980s, centred on singer Carole Pope and multi-instrumentalist Kevan Staples. The band was noted for their provocative lyrics and stage antics; singer Pope often performed in bondage attire, and their 1981 hit 'High School Confidential' was one of the first explicitly lesbian-themed Top 40 hits in the world."
Take a listen to some songs:
"High School Confidential" from 1980's Avoid Freud
"All Touch" from 1981's For Those Who Think Young
The title track from 1983's Weapons
And local rock gods Goddo wrote a song for Rough Trade's singer called "Oh Carole (Kiss My Whip)"
Pic from last.fm.