Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Bikini Kill - Rejects All American
This was the 2nd full length and the last known studio album by these American Riot Grrrl band. Contains 12 tracks and all materials written and composed by the front female vocalist; Kathleen Hanna under Kill Rock Stars Records in 1996.
In This Album, their righteous, electrified punk had dissipated in lieu of slower, almost wistful pop melodies, many of which feature vocals by drummer Tobi Vail and bassist Kathi Wilcox. An expanded range from the two-minute slices of attitude like "Capri Pants" and "Statement of Vindication" to the alt rock of "False Start" and the classic new wave pop of the title track, Reject All American finds Bikini Kill in transition and in their element at the same time.
Bloody Ice Cream" — the most feminist song on a record by a band that built its whole existence on angry screeds — and singer Kathleen Hanna's exasperation peaks on "Jetski," in which she protests, "I ain't got no candy for you… I'm not your footnote, freakshow or your latest cause." By the time "Finale" rolls around and Hanna sings the anthemic chorus, "Time to go," you know she's right. well, If you like your punk rock tuneful, Reject All American will make a fine addition to your collection.
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