Personalities | Bikini Kill | Nineties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1990–98)

Named after a feminist magazine of the same name, Seattle’s Bikini Kill spearheaded the riot grrrl movement. Kathleen Hanna (vocals), Tobi Vail (drums) and Kathi Wilcox (bass) published the magazine and roped in Billy Boredom on guitar. Musically a mixture of punk and feminist lyrics, the band built up a no-compromise reputation as a live act. EPs, singles and first album Pussy Whipped (1994) documented the musical and polemical prowess of the entire riot grrrl movement.

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