Monday, June 21, 2010

Frightwig - Wild Women Never Die (compilation)

Wild Women Never Die
(Southern Records compilation, 1993)

File Size: 74.94 MB (RAR file) 21 tracks total
Album comes in a RAR archive file, so you must have the necessary software (i.e. WinRAR, WinZIP, etc) to open and extract files from them already on your computer. All tracks are in the MP3 format with a bit rate of 128kbps (with the exception of track 7, which is encoded at 320kbps).


01 Wanque Off Song
02 My Crotch Does Not Say 'Go'
03 Jeri's Song
04 I Got Lost
05 Hot Papa
06 A Man's Got To Do What A Man's Got To Do
07 Vagabondage
08 Only You
09 Take This And Fuck Yer Head
10 I'll Talk To You And Smile
11 Tomorrow Never Comes
12 Something's Gotta Change
13 Beverly Hills
14 Crazy World
15 Big Bang
16 Punk Rock Jail Bait
17 Manifest Destiny
18 Booby Prize
19 American Express
20 I Don't Want To Be Alone
21 Freedom

tracks 1-12 from the 1984 album Cat Farm Faboo
tracks 13-21 from the 1986 album Faster Frightwig: Kill! Kill!!

While not a household name, raunchy and rockin' San Francisco-based all-girl band Frightwig, were highly influential on the likes of Courtney Love, Kat Bjelland and Jennifer Finch who individually would go on to be a part of some of the most notable girl rock bands of the 90's. Bands with dudes in 'em liked 'em too: Sonic Youth, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faith No More and Nirvana were all fans of the troupe (A Frightwig shirt can even be seen on Kurt Cobain in their MTV Unplugged performance), and Jeffrey and Steven McDonald from Redd Kross were so enamored with the 'Wig that they not only produced 1989's Phone Sexy EP, but also covered the bands song "Crazy World" on their 1993 Phaseshifter album.

This album is a compilation of their first two LP's, 1984's Cat Farm Faboo and 1986's Faster, Frightwig: Kill!! Kill!! and is definitive listening for anyone interested in the evolution of Grrl Rock. Key tracks: "My Crotch Does Not Say 'Go'", "A Man's Got To Do What A Man's Got To Do", "Crazy World", "Punk Rock Jail Bait", "Booby Prize"

1 comment:

  1. These girls are incredible roccers and i see why they where such an inspiration to cobain