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Bikini Kill

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Bikini Kill: Revolution Girl Style Now (Bikini Kill)

Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 30 May 1992

"Stop the j-word jealousy from killing girl love/Encourage in the face of insecurity." (Bikini Kill) ...

Bikini Kill: Bikini Kill EP (Kill Rock Stars) **½

Review by Chuck Eddy, Rolling Stone, 4 February 1993

ANY DECENT PARENT would be proud of a daughter who staked her claim as a "riot grrrl" these days. ...

Huggy Bear/Bikini Kill: Our Troubled Youth/Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! (Catcall)

Review by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 6 March 1993


Bikini Kill, Huggy Bear: University of London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 16 March 1993

RIOT GRRRL, a radical feminist frock movement originating in Washington state, is generating much controversy in the US. Even the New York Times has published a chin-stroking ...

Riot Grrrl: The Riot Girls And Bender Boys Tour

Profile and Interview by Sally Margaret Joy, Melody Maker, 20 March 1993

It really is happening! The Daily Star said so! Yup, one year after The Maker first reported on this new phenomenon, the whole world has ...

Who are the Riot Grrrls?

Report by Susan Corrigan, i-D, April 1993

Riot Grrrl is an American network of feminist punk bands, angry, personal fanzines and women's discussion groups dedicated to 'girl-positive' action. We visited Riot Grrrls ...

Huggy Bear: Our Troubled Youth/Bikini Kill: Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah (Kill Rock Stars) ****

Review by Evelyn McDonnell, Rolling Stone, 30 September 1993

PICTURE a punk rocker: Ian MacKaye and Emma Goldman are her heroes. She reads Maximum Rock 'n Roll and plays 'Holidays In The Sun' on ...

Bikini Kill: Bikini Kill/Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Kill Rock Stars KRS204)

Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 6 May 1994

THE BIGGEST act on this Washington label is these founding riot grrrls, whose first two mini-albums are re-released as a single tape/CD. The 32-minute running ...

Stars and Gripes: Bikini Kill: Reject All American (Kill Rock Stars)

Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 6 April 1996

BIKINI KILL. Prime movers in 1992's Riot Grrrl scene. Agitators, manipulators, punk rockers, irritants. They're back! And EVERETT TRUE still loves 'em ...

Bikini Kill: Reject All American (Kill Rock Stars) ****

Review by Mark Kemp, Rolling Stone, 16 May 1996

ON THEIR SECOND full-length album, Bikini Kill take some surprisingly gentle turns, supplementing their fiery, bash-'em-in-the-face punk with sweetly seductive pop. ...

Riot Grrrl Returns, With a Slightly Softer Roar

Comment by Evelyn McDonnell, The New York Times, 2 June 1996

AT THE HEART of feminism lies the belief in self-determination: women should define their own identities. One recent expression of that tenet can be found ...

Grrrl Power

Retrospective and Interview by Laura Barton, The Guardian, 4 March 2009

The Riot Grrrl scene brought feminism to alternative rock in the '90s. Fifteen years on, the aftershocks are still making waves, says Laura Barton. ...

The 10 Myths of Riot Grrrl

Comment by Everett True, The Guardian, 14 September 2009

YOU READ a lot of stuff about Riot Grrrl, most of which isn't true. Things such as ...  ...

Sara Marcus: Girls to the Front

Book Review by Evelyn McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, 10 October 2010

BROOKLYN-BASED writer and musician Sara Marcus deserves a medal just for daring to write a book about Riot Grrrl, the fiercely uncompromising feminist movement of ...

Bikini Kill: Revolution Girl Style Now

Retrospective by Holly Gleason, Paste, 1 October 2015

BEFORE THE internet's ubiquity, the 140-character Twitterverse and more, DIY punk meant hanging your own flyers and hand-stapled fanzines. In 1991, Bikini Kill — a ...


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