The First Two Records

by Bikini Kill

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nob2607 I completely missed these guys when they first came out. To be fair, I was only two years old. IDLES reminded me that my music collection would be much improved with some of their catalogue with the line "Like Kathleen Hanna with bear claws grabbing Trump by the pussy".
anabolic squirrel
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anabolic squirrel I don't know what the hell I was listening to when BK put these records out, but I clearly missed a couple of gems. Raw, feedback-drenched, hook-filled girl-powered angst! Check out white boy about 1:57 minutes into the song, one of the coolest guitar rhythms you will ever hear. Fuck Twin Peaks is pure punk heroin and the song after has a bass/drum line that is inescapable. Well-deserved infamy. Thanks BK!
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Maddie Angsty hardcore-influenced rush of feminist punk with the bouncy and fun Bikini Kill vibe throughout. Last 6 tracks of the album seem slightly random and out of place (as they weren't on the original release of this album), but they are enjoyable. You gotta listen to "Girl Soldier".
Favorite track - Don't Need You
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    Bikini Kill Records is excited to announce it’s first release on compact disc! The First Two Records is a compilation of their self-titled and Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah vinyl reissues that were released by the label in 2012 and 2014 respectively.

    The self-titled EP, originally released in the fall of 1992 and reissued on BK Records in 2012 is comprised of four songs recorded by Ian MacKaye on July 3, 1991, at Inner Ear Studios; one song from the band's 1991 demo cassette, recorded by Pat Maley (Yo-Yo Studios); and one song recorded during Bikini Kill's live performance April 4th, 1992, at Washington, D.C.'s Sanctuary Theater.

    Side A of Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah was originally released in 1993 as the BK side of their split record with the UK’s Huggy Bear, to kick off their legendary co-headlining tour of the UK in March of that year. Those tracks were recorded in their Washington DC basement practice space on a 4 track reel to reel in 1992 by Tim Green (Nation of Ulysses, The Champs) Side B featured seven previously unreleased songs that were either recorded live at shows during that era or at Bikini Kill practices. Those seven tracks are being released here on CD for the first time.

    The CD was mastered by TJ Lipple.

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Punk Singer soundtrack, Revolution Girl Style Now, The First Two Records, Frumpie One-Piece, Reject All American, The Singles, Pussy Whipped, and The Casual Dots. , and , .

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Carnival 01:29
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Feels Blind 03:21
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White Boy 02:26
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Jigsaw Youth 01:55
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Rebel Girl 02:49
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Outta Me 02:28
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Get Out 01:34
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Why 02:22
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Girl Soldier 04:15
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As the name implies this release will compile both of Bikini Kill’s iconic first releases: the Bikini Kill EP as well as the newly expanded, about to be released Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah LP. The album was mastered by TJ Lipple.

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released June 23, 2015

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Bikini Kill Olympia, Washington

Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington DC, forming in 1990 and breaking up in 1997. Kathleen Hanna sang, Tobi Vail played drums, Billy Karren (aka Billy Boredom) played guitar and Kathi Wilcox played bass. Bikini Kill is credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early 90’s via their political lyrics, zones and confrontational live show. ... more

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