Bikini Kill (1991)
|origin||Olympia (United States)|
|Erica Dawn Lyle (since 2019)|
|William "Billy" Karren (1990–1997)|
Bikini Kill is an American punk band that shaped the riot grrrl movement in the 1990s. It was founded in Olympia in October 1990 . The band became known for their feminist lyrics and intense live performances.
Although they occasionally collaborated on an artistic and political level with well-known artists such as Nirvana (drummer Tobi Vail was dating Kurt Cobain for a while) and Joan Jett , Bikini Kill rejected major labels and the mainstream music press. After two albums and several EPs, the group broke up in 1997. The best-known successor project to Bikini Kill was Le Tigre , in which Kathleen Hanna was active. In May 1998, The Singles was another compilation album from the Kill Rock Stars label , which compiled the three published singles including the respective B-sides. The Russian group Pussy Riot named Bikini Kill as a role model.
In 2019 the band got together for a few gigs (at the Riot Fest in Chicago). A North American tour for 2020 was announced in late 2019.
- 1991: Revolution Girl Style Now! (no label)
- 1991: Bikini Kill ( EP , Kill Rock Stars)
- 1993: Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah (Split LP with Huggy Bear on Catcall Records in Europe, Kill Rock Stars in the USA)
- 1993: Pussy Whipped (LP on Kill Rock Stars)
- 1994: The CD Version of the First Two Records (LP on Kill Rock Stars)
- 1996: Reject All American (LP on Kill Rock Stars)
- 1991: Kill Rock Stars (LP / CD on Kill Rock Stars)
- 1991: Throw: The YoYo Studio Compilation (on YoYo Records )
- 1991: Daddy's Li'l Girl on Give Me Back (LP on Ebullition Records )
- 1992: Suck My Left One on There's A Dyke In The Pit (on Outpunk Records )
- 1998: The Singles (on Kill Rock Stars)