Bikini Kill (EP)

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Bikini Kill
EP by Bikini Kill
Released 9 October 1992[1]
Recorded 1991–1992
Length 15:15
Label Kill Rock Stars
Bikini Kill chronology
Revolution Girl Style Now!
(1991)
Bikini Kill
(1992)
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Robert Christgau A− link
Pitchfork Media (8.7/10)[2]

Bikini Kill was the first label work by the Riot grrl movement starting, punk rock band Bikini Kill lead by singer Kathleen Hanna. The six-song vinyl EP was released in 1992 on Kill Rock Stars.[1] It was produced by Fugazi's Ian MacKaye.[3] In 1994, the EP was released on CD together with the Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah EP under the name The CD Version of the First Two Records.[4]

In November 2012, Hanna founded Bikini Kill Records with the intention of reissuing Bikini Kill's discography, explaining that Bikini Kill felt their relationship with Kill Rock Stars had stagnated following several years without releasing any new material.[5] Hanna also remarked that "There's a kind of 90's revival [of feminism]" at the time that Bikini Kill decided to reissue their older releases.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Kathleen Hanna, Billy Karren, Tobi Vail and Kathi Wilcox. 

No. Title Length
1. "Double Dare Ya"   2:40
2. "Liar"   2:35
3. "Carnival"   1:30
4. "Suck My Left One"   2:24
5. "Feels Blind"   3:21
6. "Thurston Hearts the Who"   3:45

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bikini Kill artist releases". Killrockstars.com. Kill Rock Stars. 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Layne, Anni (April 15, 1998). "Bikini Kill Call It Quits". Rolling Stone. 
  4. ^ The CD Version of the First Two Records at AllMusic
  5. ^ "Interview: Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill". CMJ. 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kathleen Hanna on Bikini Kill, growing up, and being a feminist icon". A.V. Club. 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2014.