Available On Vinyl, CD & Digitally September 22 via Bikini Kill Records.
As if I need to tell you, Bikini Kill was a fierce, feminist, riot grrrl featuring Kathleen Hanna (The Julie Ruin, Le Tigre), Billy Karren (The Go Team, The Frumpies), Tobi Vail (The Frumpies), and Kathi Wilcox (The Julie Ruin, The Frumpies). Their very first release, their demo tape Revolution Girl Style Now originally released in 1991, will now be released on vinyl, CD, and digitally for the first time ever on 22nd September via Bikini Kill Records. There will also be a very limited edition replica of the original demo cassette available by mail order only.
The Revolution Girl Style Now reissue features three previously unreleased and mostly unheard tracks: “Ocean Song”, “Just Once”, and “Playground”. These songs feature a decidedly more grunge sound than the rest of the Bikini Kill catalog. Fun fact: the tape actually runs out as they’re recording “Playground”.
Watch the Revolution Girl Style Now Video Trailer featuring footage from Bikini Kill’s first Olympia, WA show above. It was filmed by Brian Ruff, and edited by Kathleen Hanna and Kathi Wilcox.
The Revolution Girl Style Now demo tape was originally self released in May of 1991. The demo was recorded by Pat Maley at the ABC House in Olympia, WA earlier that year. Bikini Kill played one of their first shows at the house the night before and left their equipment set up to record the demo the next day. The songs were mixed by Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) and mastered by John Golden for this reissue.
Preorders are up now and powered by CASH Music’s brand new shopping cart. The first 500 LP preorders come with a limited edition poster and the first 300 CD preorders come with a free button & sticker.
Revolution Girl Style Now Artwork:
Revolution Girl Style Now Track listing:
2) Daddy’s L’il Girl
3) Feels Blind
4) Suck My Left One
6) This Is Not A Test
7) Double Dare Ya
9) Ocean Song*
10) Just Once*
* = bonus tracks