Thursday, January 2, 2014

Julie Ruin - Julie Ruin (1998)

Just watched and loved the Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill/Le Tigre) documentary, The Punk Rock Singer ; if you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend that you do. Among other revelations, I learned that shortly before Bikini Kill split, Hanna put out a solo album of lo-fi bedroom electro-punk under the pseudonym Julie Ruin. This probably is common knowledge. Having given it a few spins, I now agree with her hubby Ad-Rock's assertion that it's "a fucking masterpiece."

Track listing:
1. Radical or Pro-Parental
2. U.G.I.
3. A Place Called Won't Be There
4. Tania
5. Aerobicide
6. Apt. #5
7. My Morning Is Summer
8. I Wanna Know What Love Is
9. The Punk Singer
10. On Language
11. Crochet
12. Interlude
13. Stay Monkey
14. Breakout a Town
15. Love Letter

You make me want to... CROCHET!


  1. I refuse to take this seriously just like bands as Shonen Knife or Beat Happening.

    1. I don't think she took it that seriously, either - there's a song about crocheting your anger away - I just enjoy it. It's fun and homemade.

    2. beat happening and shonen are both great bands and this is great lo-fi. I'm sorry you have your head up your ass cause you must be missing out on a lot of good music.

  2. I want this CD but there are very few copies available...and so f'in expensive!!!

    1. I know! I guess it's super out of print, as Amazon's best price for it currently is $174. Ridonculous.

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