The Frumpies

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The Frumpies
Origin Olympia, Washington, U.S.
Genres Punk rock, garage rock, lo-fi
Years active 1992–2000
Labels Kill Rock Stars, Lookout!
Associated acts Bikini Kill
Bratmobile
The Old Haunts
Website Frumpsters
Members Billy Karren
Molly Neuman
Tobi Vail
Kathi Wilcox
Past members Michelle Mae

The Frumpies was a lo-fi 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 whom 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-Up and Weird War bassist 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. The group seemed to have disappeared after the 2000 EP release, "Frumpies Forever."

Discography[edit]

On Kill Rock Stars:[1]

  • Babies & Bunnies (7" EP) KRS213, released 1993-08.
  • Eunuch Nights (7" EP) KRS322, released: 1998-09-23.
  • Frumpie One-Piece (CD) KRS335, released: 1998-10-23.
  • Frumpies Forever (7" EP) KRS366, released: 2000-08-01.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frumpies". Killrockstars.com. Kill Rock Stars. 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 

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