The Band



Carrie Brownstein (ex Excuse 17) and Corin Tucker (ex Heavens To Betsy) hooked up in '94 in the Pacific Northwest and started their project, Sleater-Kinney. The inspiration for their band name is of a road in Lacey, WA where they had first practiced. With drummer Misty Farrell (?) they released a 7" for Villa Villakula Records with tracks, "You Ain't It" and "Surf Song". After Misty, came Aussie drummer Lora McFarlane. With Lora, Sleater-Kinney released two LPs for Chainsaw Records (Sleater-Kinney, Call The Doctor) and even did a couple shows in the Outback. Lora didn't work out, so Toni Gogin was called in for the Call The Doctor tour.

Sleater-Kinney then decided to switch to another indie label, Kill Rock Stars, for their 3rd album. Chainsaw, at the time, was pretty busy with other bands. Kill Rock Stars is a bigger label compared to Chainsaw, and they would give Sleater-Kinney the attention that they need. Now enter Janet Weiss. Janet made her debut with Sleater-Kinney in Dig Me Out and has been the drummer for Sleater-Kinney ever since.

Combine Janet as the world's greatest drummer, Corin and her unequivocal, vibrato vocals, and Carrie's catchy and twisting riffs, it is safe to say that Sleater-Kinney is one of the greatest bands that has ceased to exist. and Unlike other bands, they're still thriving and rockin' through the indie and mainstream scenes. Right on.

That's it for now.

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