Bikini Kill was a riot grrrl
band responsible for such stirring commands as Suck My Left One
! It broke up in April 1998, but their trademark hysterical screaming vocals, inspired angry lyrics and straightforward musical kick (some would call it incompetence) still utterly rock
. The band members often alternated who played which instrument. Many of their songs are about a new, domineering female sexuality
, a proud, untirely uncoy slut
iness that wanted sex, and went out to get it.
Former stripper Kathleen Hanna
- vocals, etc. Was responsible for the title of Nirvana
's Smells like Teen Spirit
. Toured as Juli Ruin
and now leads the band Le Tigre
The remaining three members of Bikini Kill now comprise the Frumpies
- bass, etc.
- guitar, etc.
Bikini Kill were on the Kill Rock Stars
label. Most of their ouvre is available on vinyl
1992- Bikini Kill
1996- Reject All American
The Anti-Pleasure Dissertaion
I Like Fucking/I Hate Danger
The Peel Sessions
Revolution Girl Style Now
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
(split album with Huggy Bear
There's a new Bikini Kill derived band floating around the Cornell campus, called Tankini. They cover Rebel Girl and Suck My Left One, and have one OK song about picking up boys at the bowling alley, but... they suck.
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