April 15th, 2014.
Side A of Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah was originally released in 1993 as the BK side of their split record with the UK’s Huggy Bear, to kick off their legendary co-headlining tour of the UK in March of that year. The tracks were recorded in their Washingon DC basement practice space on a 4 track reel to reel in 1992 by Tim Green (Nation of Ulysses, The F**** Champs).
Side B features seven songs either recorded live at shows during that era or at Bikini Kill practices.
The LP also includes new photos and liner notes from David Feck (Comet Gain), Erin Smith (Bratmobile), and from the band themselves. The LP was mastered by TJ Lipple and Bob Weston. The first 500 copies ordered directly from BK Records will receive a free, limited edition poster. Pre-order now.
Bikini Kill was a feminist punk band based in Olympia, WA and Washington DC, forming in 1990 and breaking up in 1997. Kathleen Hanna sang, Tobi Vail played drums, Billy Karren (a.k.a. Billy Boredom) played guitar, and Kathi Wilcox played bass. Sometimes they switched instruments. Bikini Kill is credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early 90’s via their political lyrics, zines, and confrontational live show.Bikini Kill Records was started in 2012 by Bikini Kill to document and reissue their back catalog. We are exclusively distributed by Dischord Direct.