Radio Sloan

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Radio Sloan
Radio Sloan.jpg
Radio Sloan in 2006.
Background information
Birth name Shannon Sloan
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Labels Yoyo Records
Mr. Lady Records
Kill Rock Stars
Chainsaw Records
Associated acts The Need
Ce Be Barns Band
The Circuit Side
Courtney Love and The Chelsea
The Herms

Radio Sloan is a musician from Olympia, Washington.

She is best known as a guitarist for The Need, the band she formed with Rachel Carns; her other bands include Ce Be Barns Band, The Circuit Side, Fact or Fiction, Grandpa's Ghost Stories; and Courtney Love's short-lived all-female backing band The Chelsea along with Lisa Leveridge, Emilie Autumn, Dvin Kirakosian, and Samantha Maloney.[1] She appeared as a guest with Los Angeles band Scarling., with whom she played bass guitar. She is also a member of Electroclash punk artist Peaches' live band, The Herms with JD Samson and Samantha Maloney.

She and singer Kathleen Hanna lived in a women's house at one time called "the Curse".[2] Later, she played guitar on Le Tigre's 2005 album This Island.

Sloan performing with Peaches and the Herms in 2006.

Radio Sloan is interviewed and appears with The Cebe Barns Band in the 1997 movie She's Real, Worse Than Queer, a documentary by Lucy Thane about women involved in the Queercore scene.[3]




  • "Sam" on Destination 7" Ross Records (1996)
  • "Crown" on Yo Yo A Go Go - Another Live Record CD/LP Yoyo Records (1997)
  • "Talk Potty" on La Foresta Della Morte Soundtrack CD Toyo Records (1999)
  • "Girl Flavour Gum" on The New Women's Music Sampler CD Mr. Lady Records (1999)
  • "Vaselina", "Crown", "Majesty" on Homocore Minneapolis: Live & Loud CD Lefty Records (1999)
  • "American Woman" on Projector LP Yoyo Records (1999)
  • "Resurrection", "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)" on The Structure of Scientific Misconceptions/The System of Scientific Misconstructions compilation CD Toyo Records (2001)


Jump to filmography as: Soundtrack, Composer


... aka Don't Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl (USA: DVD box title)


  • Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007)
  • Starcrossed (2005)


  1. ^ IGN Music (2004-10-07), Courtney Love & The Chelsea Tour, retrieved 2011-01-14 
  2. ^ Kathleen Hanna Herstory
  3. ^ article

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