Early Riot Grrl protagonists Bikini Kill get their debut 12" re-issued for a 20th anniversary special. As well as the initial six songs on the EP (four of which were produced by Ian Mackay), you get a brand new fanzine in the form of a poster featuring interviews, liner notes and photos from the bands personal archives.
Vinyl 12" £21.49 BK002
12" on Bikini Kill inc. poster /zine.
7/10 Andy 14th August 2014
The needle drops on the 20th anniversary reissue of Bikini Kill's Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah and here it is, that infamous intro to the first track, 'White Boy': a grainy recording of some eternal asshole opining about women (aka "slut rocker bitches") who "ask for it". We grin in recognition and my partner tells me her mother would complain "oh no, not that one!", whenever she played the original as a teenager because she hated all the screaming. Oh for the days when our parents were shockable. But it still grinds, this track. Kathi Wilcox's sludge-surf bass builds menacingly behind the dickhead's theories, ascending like your blood pressure, and Kathleen Hanna's opening line, delivered with sneering rage, "Lay me spread eagle out on your hill, yeah", is as powerful and disturbing as it ever was.
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