Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Legend has it that New York’s Lunachicks were rescued from a life of street gangs, drinking, idolatry and terrorism against humanity by being discovered by Sonic Youth, who recommended the all-female band to Blast First Records so vociferously that the Lunachicks’ 1990 debut, Babysitters On Acid, was barely recorded before it was let loose upon an unsuspecting public. The ‘not-at-all-nice-girls’, who had originally formed the band in 1987, turned their rebellious behaviour into a stage act. Becky (Susan Rebecca Lloyd, USA; drums), Squid Sid (b. Sydney Silver, 11 November 1969, USA; bass), Gina (b. Gina Volpe, USA; guitar) and Sindi (b. Sindi Benezra Valsamis, USA; guitar) were the musicians with a taste for excessive volume; Theo Kogan (b. 23 December 1969, USA) was the singer with a predilection for blood-splattered wedding gowns.

The Lunachicks could only be described as ‘different’, although 1993’s Binge...

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