Bikini Kill "Playground"
Published Aug 18, 2015Riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill are celebrating 1991's groundbreaking Revolution Girl Style Now demo with a reissue next month. It has been expanded to include three extra tracks, and one of these extra cuts has now been rolled out.
"Playground" is a heavy, grungy track with lumbering chords that recall the prevailing music trends of the early '90s in the Pacific Northwest. There are also some playground-style taunts along with "na-na na-na boo-boo"-style riffs and a speedy punk crescendo, with the sloppy sonics serving as a reminder that this was a demo rather than a polished recording. The tape runs out at the song's end, hence the abrupt finale.
Hear the song below [via Rolling Stone].
Revolution Girl Style Now will be out on September 22 through the band's own Bikini Kill Records. It will be available on vinyl, CD or digital formats, with a cassette version exclusive to mail order.