Free Kitten is a supergroup composed of Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Pussy Galore's Julie Cafritz. Originally performing under the name Kitten, they changed their name after receiving threats of legal action by a heavy metal singer performing under the same name. Boredoms member Yoshimi P-We eventually took up the task of drumming, and Pavement's Mark Ibold joined later on as bassist. They have released a handful of albums and singles, mainly on label Kill Rock Stars, including a remix 12" featuring DJ Spooky. They toured on 1993's Lollapalooza and took a hiatus between 1997 and 2008.
Links to Peel
Peel first started playing their material in the early 90's and would continue to play their songs until the late 90's, when he didn't play any tracks from their second album, which was released in 1997.
- 11 December 1992: Platinumb (10" EP - Straight Up) Pearl Necklace
- 12 December 1992: Smack / Dick / Oneness (12" - Call Now EP) Ecstatic Peace!
- 02 January 1993: 'Smack (12 inch-Call Now)' (Ecstatic Peace!)
- 03 January 1993 (BFBS): Wonders (12" - Straight Up) Pearl Necklace
- 03 January 1993 (BFBS): Platinumb (EP - Call Now) Ecstatic Peace!
- 10 January 1993 (BFBS): Oneness (EP - Call Now) Ecstatic Peace
- 31 July 1993: 'Yoshimi Vs Mascis (Split 7 inch – 1993 Japan Tour Special Edition EP)’ (Time Bomb)
- 08 August 1993 (BFBS): Yoshimi Vs Mascis (EP - 1993 Japan Tour Secial Edition E.P.) Time Bomb
- 10 August 1993 (BBC World Service): Yoshimi Vs Mascis (shared 7" with Mosquito - 1993 Japan Tour Special Edition E.P.) Time Bomb
- 20 August 1993: Yoshimi Vs Mascis (split 7" with Mosquito - 1993 Japan Tour Special Edition E.P.) Time Bomb
- 27 August 1993 (BFBS): Yoshimi Vs Mascis (EP - 1993 Japan Tour Special Edition E.P.) Time Bomb
- 15 October 1993: Oh Bondage Up Yours! (7" Oh Bondage Up Yours!) Sympathy For The Record Industry
- 30 December 1994: Harvest Spoon (7 inch) Wiiija Records
- 31 December 1994 (BBC World Service): 'Harvest Spoon (7")' (Wiiija)
- 06 January 1995: 'Rock Of Ages (LP-Nice Ass)' (Wiiija)
- 07 January 1995: Proper Band (LP - Nice Ass) Wiiija
- 13 January 1995: 'The Boasta (LP-Nice Ass)' (Wiiija)
- 14 January 1995 (BFBS): 'Rock Of Ages (CD-Nice Ass)' (Wiiija)
- 20 January 1995: 'Proper Band (LP-Nice Ass)' (Wiiija)
- 02 February 1996: ‘Punk V Punk (7 inch - Punks Suing Punks EP )’ Wiiija
- 16 October 1997 (BFBS): 'Untitled (DJ Spooky's Spatialized Chinatown Express Mix) (12"-Free Kitten With DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid / Free Kitten With We)' (Kill Rock Stars)