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From the outset, then, P-whipped announces that this album is not for the tepid or the weak. Yes, this is hardcore punk, but it's punk like we've never heard before. Whipped challenges its listeners (particularly its male listeners) to handle the screeching vocals, the guttural growls, the raw lyrics. Whipped is the musical equivalent of feminist "ecriture" (I knew my French would come in handy someday). The vocals serve as a good example.Read more ›
For me it is their finest hour, and one of their earliest. Nothing sends the blood pumping through my veins as much as the sheer volatile energy on this album. And those human screams do cause the flow of genuine adrenalin... I swear it. I jog to this album sometimes, because it makes me run like a maniac. And i'm aware of the perversity of getting fit to bikini kill. ;) but it is proof of the inherent energy here...its worth listening in.
It wasn't till I was playing this CD in my car (keeps peace at home), loud, of course, that I realized this album is one of the few I've heard over 30 years that is just excellent from beginning to end.
Of course, they have their biggest hit single, or, if we had real radio stations, it would have been, 'Rebel Girl', just aching to be enjoyed by the masses but it'll never be. Instead, its up to those of us, like you folks looking them up on amazon.com, who get to track down their music and dig that high quality sound.
Inventors of riot grrl, 90's version (from what I can tell). I heard about 20 other riot grrl bands and none of them had the consistency and overall quality of BIKINI KILL. It's a mix of, as ever with any great band, very strong song writing and, in this case, intense lead vocals and winning lyrics. Carrying on with the noble punk tradition of not having records full of sappy love songs, these 3 ladies and a guy pack the lyrics with a full punch letting us know that feminist issues have not disappeared, without the band actually going out and obtaining a feminist membership card.
If only the YEASTIE GIRLZ had done as many records as BIKINI KILL did. Never heard of 'em? They only did a tape and a 7". Acappela 3 gals from Bay Area around mid 80's. Lovely. Similar lyrics and musically potent too, tho hard to really tell since, as I recall, they didn't use any instruments but their voices. Still, the songs were great.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
will forever hate tobi for letting kurt fall in the wrong hands. great record though.Published 5 months ago by Jennifer Fowler
If you wanna hear some girls rock check this album out. being an avid cd collector this is a must for your collection.Published 20 months ago by cottoncandyhigh
With early Bikini Kill my favorite songs were by Tobi Vail the drummer, who is such a great writer. She wrote lyrics in a much more clever and complex way than Kathleen Hanna did. Read morePublished 23 months ago by SarahK66
Pussy Whipped is an amazing album. For me, it is the best of riot-grrrl. The sonic assault is awesome and evokes hardcore, the tunes catchy as hell and the lyrics sharp and fun... Read morePublished on February 3, 2007 by Avid Listener
This album speaks to a cause, and this type of music usually ends up preaching to the choir, but so what the choir needs sermons too. Read morePublished on September 22, 2005 by King Jamie
This is one of the best female albums I've ever heard!! I got their tape from a friend, and I listened to it and fell in love. Read morePublished on September 5, 2005 by UsedRustyNail
First of all, this CD is awesome. The whole feminist drive is amazing. I just have to say I read reviews for it and how they are pushing the feminist movement too far. Read morePublished on July 19, 2004
I bought this cd because I heard it was a good cd through friends, though I had never heard any of their songs before. Read morePublished on April 22, 2004