Bikini Kill discography

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Bikini Kill discography
A rock band performing live. To the left, a woman plays a white guitar and in the centre, a woman plays a red bass.
Bikini Kill in 1991
Studio albums 3
Compilation albums 2
EPs 1
Singles 4
Split albums 1
Other appearances 6

The discography of Bikini Kill, an American punk rock band, consists of three studio albums, one split studio album, two compilation albums, one extended play (EP) and four singles.

Bikini Kill was formed in Olympia, Washington in October 1990 by vocalist Kathleen Hanna, guitarist Billy Karren, bassist Kathi Wilcox and drummer Tobi Vail.[1] The band's debut studio album, Revolution Girl Style Now!, was released in 1991. Consisting of demo recordings, the album was a limited independent release on cassette—in accordance with the band's DIY ethic. Bikini Kill later signed with the independent record label Kill Rock Stars and released its eponymous debut EP in October 1992. Following its release, the band began touring the United Kingdom with fellow riot grrrl band Huggy Bear, with whom Bikini Kill released a split studio album, Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, in March 1993. The band's second studio album, Pussy Whipped, was released in October 1993 and following its release, Bikini Kill was referred to as the pioneers of the riot grrrl movement. Bikini Kill's final studio album, Reject All American, was released in April 1996. The Singles, a compilation of non-album singles released between 1993 and 1996, was released in 1998 following the band's dissolution.

None of Bikini Kill's releases experienced commercial success—except Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, which peaked at number 12 in the UK Albums Chart upon its release—however, the band received critical acclaim from underground and mainstream publications during its career. Bikini Kill has been noted as an influence on a number of alternative rock bands, including Sleater-Kinney, Sonic Youth, Gossip, Tegan and Sara, Nirvana and Pussy Riot.[2]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Album information
Revolution Girl Style Now!
Pussy Whipped
Reject All American
  • Released: April 5, 1996 (US)[4]
  • Label: Kill Rock Stars (260)
  • Formats: CD, LP

Split albums[edit]

List of split studio albums with chart positions
Title Album information Peak chart positions
UK
[5]
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
(with Huggy Bear)
  • Released: March 1993 (US)[4]
  • Labels: Kill Rock Stars (206), Catcall (001)
  • Formats: LP, CS
12

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums
Title Album information
The C.D. Version of the First Two Records
  • Released: March 4, 1994 (US)[4]
  • Label: Kill Rock Stars (204)
  • Format: CD
The Singles
  • Released: June 23, 1998 (US)[4]
  • Labels: Kill Rock Stars (298)
  • Formats: CD

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album information
Bikini Kill
  • Released: October 9, 1992 (US)[4]
  • Label: Kill Rock Stars (204)
  • Format: 12"

Singles[edit]

List of singles
Title Year Album
"New Radio"/"Rebel Girl" 1993 Non-album single
"The Anti-Pleasure Dissertation" 1995
"I Like Fucking"

Split singles[edit]

List of split singles
Title Year Album
"Take on Me"/"Capri Pants"
(with Team Dresch)
1996 Reject All American

Other appearances[edit]

List of other appearances on compilation albums
Song Year Album Notes Ref.
"Feels Blind" 1991 Kill Rock Stars From Bikini Kill. [6]
"Suck My Left One" 1994 There's a Dyke in the Pit [7]
"New Radio" 1997 Some Songs: From the Kill Rock Stars Singles From "New Radio". [8]
"Candy" 2001 Throw: The Yo-Yo Studio Compilation From Revolution Girl Style Now!. [9]
"Capri Pants" 2005 Whatever: The '90s Pop & Culture Box From Reject All American. [10]
2006 Rough Trade: 30 Years of Rough Trade [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Bikini Kill – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ Hopper, Jessica (November 15, 2012). "Sisters Outsiders: The Oral History of the Bikini Kill EP". Spin. Buzz Media. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ Smith, Rachael (September 22, 2011). "Revolution Girl Style, 20 Years Later: The Record". NPR. National Public Radio. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Selected Discography". bikinikill.com. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bikini Kill/Huggy Bear | Artist". Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 13 March 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Kill Rock Stars – Various Artists: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "There's a Dyke in the Pit – Various Artists: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Some Songs: From the Kill Rock Stars Singles – Various Artists: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Throw: The Yo-Yo Studio Compilation – Various Artists: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Whatever: The '90s Pop and Culture Box – Various Artists: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Rough Trade: 30 Years of Rough Trade – Various Artists: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 8, 2013.