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Bikini Kill

Bikini Kill is an American punk rock band formed in Olympia, Washington, in October 1990. The group consists of singer and songwriter Kathleen Hanna, guitarist Billy Karren, bassist Kathi Wilcox, and drummer Tobi Vail. The band is widely considered to be the pioneer of the riot grrrl movement, and was known for its radical feminist lyrics and fiery performances. Their music is characteristically abrasive and hardcore-influenced. After two full-length albums, several EPs and two compilations, they disbanded in 1997. The band reunited for a tour in 2019.

Links to Peel

Peel seemed to discover the band through various compilation albums in 1992. The band released a shared album with Huggy Bear, the latter getting extensive airplay from Peel, including two sessions and an entry in the 1993 Festive Fifty. In 1993, Bikini Kill did a session for Peel's show. However, he seemed to have lost interest in them, when the Britpop scene dominated the alternative music scene in the mid 90's.

Sessions

Bikini Kill - Peel Session 1993

Bikini Kill - Peel Session 1993

1. Recorded: 1993-03-28. Broadcast: 30 April 1993. Repeated: 01 October 1993

  • New Radio / Demi Rep / Star Bellied Boy / Not Right Now

Other Shows Played

1992
  • Suck My Left One

    Suck My Left One

    30 May 1992: Suck My Left One (VA EP - There's A Dyke In The Pit) Harp
  • 13 June 1992: Suck My Left One (7 inch EP – There’s A Dyke In The Pit) Harp Records / Outpunk Records
  • 19 June 1992: 'Candy (v/a LP-Throw - The Yoyo Studio Compilation)' (Yoyo)
  • 21 November 1992: 'Carnival (12"-Bikini Kill)' (Kill Rock Stars)
1993
  • Bikini Kill - Jigsaw Youth

    Bikini Kill - Jigsaw Youth

    23 January 1993: Jigsaw Youth (split album with Huggy Bear - Our Troubled Youth)  Kill Rock Stars
  • 12 February 1993: 'White Boy (split LP with Huggy Bear - Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah / Our Troubled Youth)' (Kill Rock Stars)
  • 13 February 1993: Jigsaw Youth (v/a album - Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah / Our Troubled Youth) Kill Rock Stars
  • 20 February 1993: Resist Psychic Death (split album with Huggy Bear - Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah / Our Troubled Youth) Kill Rock Stars / catcall PUSS001LP
  • 12 March 1993: Jigsaw Youth (split album with Huggy Bear - Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah / Our Troubled Youth) Kill Rock Stars
  • 13 November 1993: 'Alien She (CD-Pussy Whipped)' (Kill Rock Stars)
  • 19 November 1993: Rebel Girl (album - Pussy Whipped) Kill Rock Stars
1996

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