Valerie Agnew

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Valerie Agnew
Born (1969-01-11) January 11, 1969 (age 48)
Origin Ohio, United States
Genres Grunge, punk rock, Riot grrrl
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1990–97
Labels C/Z Records, Atlantic Records, Man's Ruin
Associated acts 7 Year Bitch

Valerie Agnew is best known for her relationship with the band called the Gits and as the drummer of 7 Year Bitch. She started out in Ohio and was dating Steve Moriarty, the drummer of the Gits. She was a very close friend of Mia Zapata. The Gits, when they moved to Seattle Valerie went along with them, since she was good friends with them. When Valerie comes to Seattle she meets up with the musicians that would soon to be her future band mates Selene Vigil (vocals), Elizabeth Davis (bass) and Stefanie Sargent (lead guitar), forming the band 7 Year Bitch. Eventually signing with C/Z Records when they made their debut album Sick 'Em in 1992.

In 1993, her longtime friend and the Gits frontwoman Mia Zapata was brutally raped and murdered while walking home late at night. In reaction she and 7 Year Bitch made the album named ¡Viva Zapata!, dedicated to Sargent and Zapata. Later in 1995 the band signed with Atlantic Records, then a year later made their final studio album, Gato Negro. With the recent departure of their guitarist, Roisin Dunne and the geographical separation between bandmates, Seven Year Bitch's career came to a close after a final tour with San Francisco's Lost Goat. The band ended up breaking up.




  • "Lorna" b/w "No Fucking War," "You Smell Lonely" (Rathouse/Face The Music Records), (1991; reissued by C/Z Records in 1992).
  • "Antidisestablishmentarianism EP" (Rugger Bugger Records, 1992)
  • "7 Year Bitch" / "Thatcher on Acid" "Can We Laugh Now?" / "No Fucking War" (Clawfist Records, 1992)
  • "7 Year Bitch EP" (C/Z Records, 1992)
  • "Rock-A-Bye Baby" b/w "Wide Open Trap" (C/Z Records, 1994)
  • "The History of My Future" b/w "24,900 Miles Per Hour" (promo only) (Atlantic Records, 1996)
  • "24,900 Miles Per Hour" (promo only) (Atlantic Records, 1996)
  • "Miss Understood" b/w "Go!" (Man's Ruin, 1996)

Other contributions[edit]

  • "8-Ball Deluxe" on Kill Rock Stars (Kill Rock Stars, Nov '12).
  • "Dead Men Don't Rape" on There's A Dyke in the Pit (Outpunk/Harp Records, 1992).
  • "The Scratch" on Power Flush: San Francisco, Seattle & You (Rathouse/Broken Rekids, 1993).
  • "In Lust You Trust" on Rawk Atlas (promo only) (C/Z Records, 1993).
  • "Dead Men Don't Rape" on Progression (Progression, 1994).
  • "The Scratch," "Icy Blue" on the Mad Love Motion Picture Soundtrack (Zoo Records, 1995).
  • "Kiss My Ass Goodbye" on Seattle Women in Rock: A Diverse Collection (Insight Records, 1995).
  • "Damn Good And Well" on Space Mountain (Rough Trade Publishing, 1995).
  • "The Scratch" on Take A Lick (promo only) (BMG, 1995).
  • "M.I.A." on Notes From The Underground, Vol. 2 (Priority Records, 1995).
  • "Mad Dash" on Home Alive: The Art Of Self-Defense (Epic Records, 1996).
  • "24,900 Miles Per Hour" on huH Music Sampler No. 23 (promo only, RayGun Press, 1996).
  • "Knot (Live)" on Hype! The Motion Picture Soundtrack (Sub Pop Records, 1996).
  • "Damn Good And Well" on Rough Cuts: The Best Of Rough Trade Publishing, 1991–1995 (Rough Trade Publishing, 1997).
  • "Rock-A-Bye Baby" on She's A Rebel (Beloved/Shanachie Records, 1997).
  • "Shake Appeal" on We Will Fall: The Iggy Pop Tribute (Royalty Records, 1997).
  • "M.I.A." on Whatever: The 90's Pop & Culture Box (Flying Rhino Records/WEA, 2005).
  • "The Scratch" on Sleepless in Seattle: The Birth Of Grunge (LiveWire Recordings, 2006).

Music videos[edit]

  • "In Lust You Trust" (1992)
  • "Hip Like Junk" (1994)
  • "24,900 Miles Per Hour" (1996)

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The Gits Movie (2005)
Mad Love (1995 film)


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