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Riot Grrrl: D.C., Olympia, + Influences

One of 8 regional playlists focusing on the music of Riot Grrrl around the world, curated by artists, musicians, and publishers who were part of the original movement. Created for Alien She, the first exhibition to examine the legacy of Riot Grrrl: http://ybca.org/alien-she

Riot Grrrl: D.C., Olympia, + Influences
Curator: Allison Wolfe
Formerly: Band member, Bratmobile, Cold Cold Hearts; Zinester, Girl Germs; Founder, Ladyfest (originally in Olympia, WA 2000)
Currently: Teacher, ESL/EFL; Band member, Cool Moms; working on a Riot Grrrl photo book with Pat Graham and a Riot Grrrl oral history book

“I wanted to represent songs we listened to a lot and bands we were into at the time, that aren’t covered by the other playlists.”


Tracklist:

1. Autoclave, “Dr. Seuss” (Dischord, 1992)

2. Bikini Kill, “New Radio” (Kill Rock Stars, 1993, re-released on Bikini Kill Records, 2012

3. Chalk Circle, “The Slap” (Outside Records, 1983, re-released on Mississippi Records/Post Present Medium, 2011)

4. Babes in Toyland, “Handsome and Gretel” (Southern Records, 1992)

5. Calamity Jane, “Little Girl” (SMR Records, 1991)

6. Frumpies, “Be Good” (Kill Rock Stars, 1998, re-released on Bikini Kill Records, 2012)

7. Lois, “Bonds in Seconds” (K Records, 1992), 2:03 8. Beat Happening, “Ask Me” (K Records/Rough Trade Records, 1988)

9. Hole, “Dicknail” (Sub Pop, 1991)

10. Dickless, “Miniskirt Mob” (Sub Pop, 1990)

11.Comet Gain (w/ Kathleen Hanna), “Ripped Up Suit” (Kill Rock Stars/Milou Studios, 2002)

12. Bikini Kill, “Statement of Vindication,” (Kill Rock Stars, 1996, re-released on Bikini Kill Records)

13. 7 Year Bitch, “No Fucking War” (Rathouse/Face The Music Records, 1991)

14. The Gits, “Spear & Magic Helmet” (Broken Rekids, 1992)

15. STP, “Hey Bastard” (Circuit Records, 1990)

16. Velocity Girl, “I Don’t Care If You Go” (Summershine, 1991)

* 17. Matrimony, “Mister Popstar” (Frock Productions, 1989) - http://matrimonykrs.bandcamp.com/track/mister-popstar

18. Cold Cold Hearts, “Broken Teeth” (Kill Rock Stars, 1997)

19. Bratmobile, “Bitch Theme” (Kill Rock Stars, 1992)

20. Tiger Trap, “Supreme Nothing” (K Records, 1993)

21. Mary Lou Lord, “Camden Town Rain” (Kill Rock Stars, 1993)

22. Courtney Love, “Don’t Mix the Colors” (Kill Rock Stars, 1991)

23. Bikini Kill, “Feels Blind” (Kill Rock Stars, 1992, re-released on Bikini Kill Records, 2012), 3:22 24.Kicking Giant, “Mario” (Spartadisc, 2003)

(* recording not presently available on YouTube — if you find it, let us know at comments@ybca.org)

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Alien She Playlists:

American South: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQDhk5q2sSEbDOWCDj...

Belgium + the Netherlands: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQDhk5q2sSEZ3nAOge...

Brazil: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQDhk5q2sSEZ5JMy8V...

California: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQDhk5q2sSEaZbk6fr...

Canada: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQDhk5q2sSEb5ZvvfX...

D.C. + Olympia: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQDhk5q2sSEZanFXXO...

England: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQDhk5q2sSEYmalQrY...

Pacific Northwest: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQDhk5q2sSEa0z8sTh...
One of 8 regional playlists focusing on the music of Riot Grrrl around the world, curated by artists, musicians, and publishers who were part of the original movement. Created for Alien She, the first exhibition to examine the legacy of Riot Grrrl...
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