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ELLIOTT SMITH Needle In The Hay 7” vinyl single Kill Rock Stars 1994

ELLIOTT SMITH Needle In The Hay 7” vinyl single Kill Rock Stars 1994
CONDITION: Great condition with light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice! VG++

US $19.99

Steven Paul “Elliott” Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was anAmerican singer-songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha,Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and resided for a significant portion of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. His primary instrument was the guitar, but he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, bass guitar, drums, and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style characterized by his “whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery” and use of multi-tracking to create vocal layers, textures, and harmonies. This song was featured in the movie The Royal Tenenbaums during the scene were Luke Wilson’s character tries to kill himself.

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BIKINI KILL “The Anti-Pleasure Dissertation” 7″ Vinyl Record KILL ROCKSTARS

BIKINI KILL “The Anti-Pleasure Dissertation” 7″ Vinyl Record KILL ROCKSTARS
CONDITION: Great condition with light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice! VG++ to NM

US $13.99

The band was formed in Olympia, Washington by Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox and Tobi Vail. They began working together on a fanzine called Bikini Kill and, with the addition of former-Go Team guitarist Billy Karren, formed a band of the same name. The band wrote songs together as a group and encouraged a female-centric environment at their shows, urging women to come to the front of the stage and handing out lyric sheets to them.

After an independent demo cassette, Revolution Girl Style Now, Bikini Kill released Bikini Kill EP on the indie label Kill Rock Stars. Produced by Ian MacKaye of Fugazi and Minor Threat, the album began to establish the band’s audience. In 1993, Bikini Kill went to England and began working with Huggy Bear, releasing a joint recording together and touring the UK. The tour was the subject of a documentary film by Lucy Thane entitled It Changed My Life: Bikini Kill In The U.K.. By the following year, Riot Grrrl was receiving constant attention in the media, and Bikini Kill were increasingly referred to as leaders of the movement. Hanna called for a “media blackout” amongst Riot Grrrls, as those within the group felt the band and the movement were being misrepresented and commodified.

Upon their return to the United States, the group began working with Joan Jett of The Runaways, whose music Hanna described as an early example of the Riot Grrrl aesthetic. Jett produced the single “New Radio/Rebel Girl” for the band. The band’s final album was Reject All American (1996). Shortly before breaking up in 1998, a collection of singles released only on vinyl between 1995-1996, titled The Singles was released.

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BRATMOBILE “The Real Janelle” 12″ LP Vinyl Record Kill Rock Stars Records

BRATMOBILE “The Real Janelle” 12″ LP Vinyl Record Kill Rock Stars Records
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great with almost no light wear. VG+

US $15.99

Bratmobile formed when University of Oregon students Allison Wolfe and Molly Neuman collaborated on an influential feminist fanzine, Girl Germs. The band played its first show as a two-woman act at Olympia’s North Shore Surf Club on February 14, 1991, with Molly and Allison sharing duties on guitar, drums, and vocals.

During spring break 1991, Allison and Molly went to Washington, DC to follow Beat Happening and Nation of Ulysses on tour and try to work on a new form of Bratmobile that, at that time, included artist Jen Smith and Christina Billotte, of Slant 6 and Autoclave, in the line-up. Together, they recorded and released a cassette tape entitled Bratmobile DC. Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson had previously introduced Molly to nascent guitarist Erin Smith from Bethesda, Maryland during the Christmas holiday in December, 1990 at a Nation of Ulysses show in Washington, DC. Smith was co-author, with her brother, of the much-revered TV pop culture fanzine Teenage Gang Debs when Allison and Molly asked her to jam with them. It clicked, and in July 1991 the trio played their first show as a 3-piece with Molly Neuman on drums, Erin Smith on guitar, and Allison Wolfe on vocals. They were just in time to play at the historic International Pop Underground Convention in Olympia, Washington, becoming the only band to appear twice.

From their first shows, Bratmobile were considered an exciting and important addition to the fertile early ’90s NorthWest scene. From 1991 to 1994 Bratmobile released a classic album, Pottymouth, and an EP, The Real Janelle, on Kill Rock Stars, as well as The Peel Sessionrecording before the intense media scrutiny and inner pressures of the Riot Grrrl movement hastened the band’s breakup (on stage, no less) in 1994.

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BIKINI KILL “I Like Fucking” 7″ Vinyl KILL ROCK STARS

BIKINI KILL “I Like Fucking” 7″ Vinyl KILL ROCKSTARS
CONDITION: Great condition with light surface wear on sleeve, residue from a price sticker. Vinyl looks very nice! VG++

US $15.99

The band was formed in Olympia, Washington by Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox and Tobi Vail. They began working together on a fanzine called Bikini Kill and, with the addition of former-Go Team guitarist Billy Karren, formed a band of the same name. The band wrote songs together as a group and encouraged a female-centric environment at their shows, urging women to come to the front of the stage and handing out lyric sheets to them.

After an independent demo cassette, Revolution Girl Style Now, Bikini Kill released Bikini Kill EP on the indie label Kill Rock Stars. Produced by Ian MacKaye of Fugazi and Minor Threat, the album began to establish the band’s audience. In 1993, Bikini Kill went to England and began working with Huggy Bear, releasing a joint recording together and touring the UK. The tour was the subject of a documentary film by Lucy Thane entitled It Changed My Life: Bikini Kill In The U.K.. By the following year, Riot Grrrl was receiving constant attention in the media, and Bikini Kill were increasingly referred to as leaders of the movement. Hanna called for a “media blackout” amongst Riot Grrrls, as those within the group felt the band and the movement were being misrepresented and commodified.

Upon their return to the United States, the group began working with Joan Jett of The Runaways, whose music Hanna described as an early example of the Riot Grrrl aesthetic. Jett produced the single “New Radio/Rebel Girl” for the band. The band’s final album was Reject All American (1996). Shortly before breaking up in 1998, a collection of singles released only on vinyl between 1995-1996, titled The Singles was released.

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FRUMPIES “Babies and Bunnies” 7″ Vinyl Record Kill Rock Stars

FOR THIS AUCTION: FRUMPIES “Babies and Bunnies” 7″ Vinyl Record Kill Rock Stars
CONDITION: Great condition with light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice! VG++

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The Frumpies was a punk rock band formed in 1992 Olympia, Washington. The original line-up consisted of singers/guitarists Tobi Vail, Kathi Wilcox, and Billy Karren (all of which were previously part of the legendary Riot Grrrl band Bikini Kill), and Bratmobile drummer Molly Neuman. Their debut was the 7 inch single Alien Summer Nights on the Chainsaw label. Babies and Bunnies was recorded in 1993, with future Make-Upand Weird War guitarist Michelle Mae signing on long enough to record “TOMMY sLiCh.” After a two-year hiatus, the Frumpies reunited in 1996, soon releasing the album Eunuch Nights. The CD collection Frumpie One Piece assembled all of the band’s previous singles.

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HEAVENS TO BETSY “Calculated” 12″ LP Vinyl Record Kill Rock Stars Records

FOR THIS AUCTION: HEAVENS TO BETSY “Calculated” 12″ LP Vinyl Record Kill Rock Stars Records
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG++

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Heavens to Betsy was an American indie-punk band from Olympia, Washington, most notable for being the first band of Sleater-Kinneyvocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker. They were part of the DIY riot grrrl movement in the punk rock underground in the early 1990s.

The members were Tracy Sawyer on drums and occasionally bass guitar, and Corin Tucker on guitar and vocals. One of their first appearances was at the International Pop Underground Convention organized by independent record label K Records in 1991. For one night an all-female bill, dubbed “Love Rock Revolution Girl Style Now” commanded the stage with Heavens to Betsy, Bratmobile, Jean Smith of Mecca Normal and 7 Year Bitch appearing, an event that is widely considered one of the pivotal events in the inception of the Riot Grrrl movement. Their first record was a split single on K Records with Bratmobile, considered an essential Riot Grrrl recording. The band recorded three singles, produced one LP/CD, Calculated, and contributed to many compilations while they were together. These recordings are now sought after by collectors. One of these compilations, Free to Fight, also included a song contributed by the band Excuse 17, of which Carrie Brownstein was a member. Corin and Carrie began to play together, and when Heavens to Betsy disbanded in the mid 1990s, the two women founded Sleater-Kinney.

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GODHEADSILO Thee Friendship Village EP 7″ Vinyl Record KILL ROCK STARS

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CONDITION: Great condition with light surface wear on sleeve, small tear on sleeve lip. Vinyl looks very nice! VG+

US $6.99

godheadSilo was a noise rock duo from Fargo, North Dakota.

The band consisted of Mike Kunka on bass and Dan Haugh on drums. The two met growing up near Fargo, North Dakota. The band originally started as a three-piece, with Phil Leitch playing guitar. Leitch left the band after their first show at Fargo’s Moose Lodge. From then on, the band was a two-piece. Known for their loud “wall of sound” live performances were full of raging drums, screaming and a gigantic heavy bass sound. Mike employed many effects pedals and a large wall of amps to create his thunderous sound. Fans of BMX biking and Mountain Dew, godheadSilo played shows all across the United States and inspired countless noise rock bands.

Although the band has been on hiatus since the release of Share the Fantasy in 1998, Mike and Dan joined forces with Murder City Devilsvocalist Spencer Moody in a band called Smoke and Smoke, releasing the album Love Suffers Long in 2004.

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