Music: L 7
L7 were an all-female Grunge/Punk Rock/Alternative Metal band from Los Angeles, active between 1985 and 2000. Its members were as follows:
- Donita Sparks - guitar, vocals
- Suzi Gardner - guitar, vocals
- Jennifer Finch - bass, vocals (1987-1996)
- Gail Greenwood - bass, vocals (1996-1999)
- Janis Tanaka - bass guitar (1999-2000)
- Demetra "Dee" Plakas - drums, vocals (1988-2000)
- L7 (1988)
- Smell the Magic (1990)
- Bricks are Heavy (1992)
- Hungry for Stink (1994)
- The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum (1997)
- Slap-Happy (1999)
- Bite The Wax Tadpole: The first song on their first album is called that.
- Careful With That Axe: On most tracks, be prepared for a belligerent, nasal whine to swiftly become very loud screaming.
- Cover Version: The Prodigy covered "Fuel My Fire" as the last track on The Fat of the Land. Arguably a case of Covered Up, actually.
- L7 themselves have covered: "Yummy Yummy Yummy" (Ohio Express), "Suzy Is A Headbanger" (Ramones), "Bag" (Shonen Knife), "Bloodstains" (Agent Orange), "Let's Lynch The Landlord" (Dead Kennedys), "Cherry Bomb" (The Runaways), "Hanging On The Telephone" (The Nerves, but better known by Blondie), "Three Days" (Willie Nelson), "Lion's Share" (The Germs), and "This Ain't The Summer Of Love" (Blue Öyster Cult).
- In a combination of Cover Version, Rearrange the Song, and being the backing band for the original artist, the cover/Rearrange the Song of hide's Oblaat. hide was the singer and lead guitar, with L7 as the backing band instead of his usual male solo band Spread Beaver. This is probably the song they were known most well for (especially outside of their existing fans) aside from Pretend We're Dead.
- Delinquents: At least, that's the image they give off.David Letterman: [after a destructive performance by the band] I hope the girls aren't starting to run around with the wrong crowd.
- Epic Rocking: "Uncle Bob," "Talk Box."
- Looped Lyrics: Lots of this on the B-Side "Used To Love Him."
- Metal Scream: Get used to this.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: At least a 7, which is only appropriate.
- Pretend We're Dead: Trope Namer, In Name Only (the song seems to actually be a rant against oppressive machismo).
- Refuge in Audacity: You did read that tampon thing earlier, right?
- Donita Sparks also pulled her pants down during a performance on UK series The Word. She wasn't wearing underwear.
- Single Stanza Song: "Bite the Wax Tadpole."
- Three Chords and the Truth: Played loud as shit on both counts.
- Title Only Chorus: "Riding With A Movie Star." In fact, those are the only lyrics.
- Also, "Gas Chamber" and "Baggage."