The C.D. Version of the First Two Records

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The C.D. Version of the First Two Records
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Compilation album by Bikini Kill
Released March 4, 1994
Recorded 1991-1992
Genre Punk rock
Label Kill Rock Stars
Bikini Kill chronology
Pussy Whipped
(1993)
The C.D. Version of the First Two Records
(1994)
Reject All American
(1996)

The C.D. Version of the First Two Records is the 1994 first CD release of punk rock band Bikini Kill, collecting their 1992 eponymous EP and their half of the 1993 EP Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, an album they shared with the band Huggy Bear.[1] The album includes the track "Rebel Girl", which made #27 on the Rolling Stone list of "Most Excellent Songs Of Every Year Since 1967", a playlist assembled by the magazine in 2006 to celebrate its 1,000th issue.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

In its review, Allmusic suggests that the album and its "even noisier follow-up, Pussy Whipped, might be all the Bikini Kill one needs".[4] Characterizing the compilation as "[a]ggressive, lippy, and none-too-disciplined", Rough Guides reviewer Owen James noted that it "nonetheless managed to sound like a triumph of female bonding against the odds".[1] Rolling Stone, which gave the compilation 4 stars, described it as "caustic, daring, and shamelessly didactic, a two-by-four to the chops of patriarchy".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Kathleen Hanna except where noted.

  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
  7. "White Boy" – 2:26
  8. "This Is Not a Test" – 1:59
  9. "Don't Need You" – 1:27
  10. "Jigsaw Youth" – 1:55
  11. "Resist Psychic Death" – 1:40
  12. "Rebel Girl" – 2:47
  13. "Outta Me" – 2:22

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Buckley, Peter. (November 20, 2003) The Rough Guide to Rock, 3rd ed. revised. Rough Guides. ISBN 1-84353-105-4. pp 93–94.
  2. ^ Most Excellent Songs of Every Year Since 1967 Rolling Stone (May 5, 2006). Accessed October 16, 2007.
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ The C.D. Version of the First Two Records at AllMusic
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). New York: Fireside. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. , p.72