When Bikini Kill returned to the U.S., they joined forces with Joan Jett, whom the band held up as an early paragon of riot grrrl aesthetics. Jett produced the group's next single, the bracing "New Radio"/"Rebel Girl," and Hanna returned the favor by co-writing the song "Spinster" for the Jett album Pure and Simple.
'Rebel girl' was ruined for me by a frat-boy that polices women's groups online using that username. He has a penis, is straight, no hormones, one photo in a second hand dress and wants to set the lesbian bitches and 'old cows' straight about who is in charge of women's spaces.
Hits: "Rebel Girl," "Reject All American" Bikini Kill Tickets Kathleen Hanna, the lead singer of the all-female rock band Bikini Kill, wanted to form a punk band with a heavy take on feminist-based lyrics with a short song length. Bikini Kill got their start in 1990 in Olympia, Washington.
Upon announcing their reunion, Bikini Kill reinspired a whole generation of rebel girls. They were a band who addressed sensitive themes such as rape, sexual exploitation and abuse, which helped to shape how women were perceived within society. The establishment of Bikini Kill was completely revolutionary for women in all genres of music.
#REBELGIRLPROJECT Rebel Girl is a visual essay on women in music which started in 2010 for Ladyfest Berlin. During these last 20 years, Mona Di has photographed all kinds of women playing, dJ´, dancing or relaxing after acting, capturing the essence that they all share their passion and dedication to the world of music.