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* FeedbackRule: Almost all tracks on their debut album ''Excuse Seventeen'' open with feedback noise. This is also prominent on “Watchmaker” and “Special Guest, Me” from ''Such Friends Are Dangerous''
* HarshVocals: Carrie's vocals on songs including “Vanishing Act”, “Despise” and “This Is Not Your Wedding Song”
* LeadDrummer: CJ sang lead on "Decatur H.S". In a role reversal, Carrie played drums on this song
* LongTitle: “We're The Seniors (And We Rule The School)”

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* FeedbackRule: Almost all tracks on their debut album ''Excuse Seventeen'' open with feedback noise. This is also prominent on “Watchmaker” and “Special Guest, Me” from ''Such Friends Are Dangerous''
Dangerous''.
* HarshVocals: Carrie's vocals on songs including “Vanishing Act”, “Despise” and “This Is Not Your Wedding Song”
Song”.
* LeadDrummer: CJ sang lead on "Decatur H.S". In a role reversal, Carrie played drums on this song
song.
* LongTitle: “We're The Seniors (And We Rule The School)”School)”.



* NonAppearingTitle: “Response”, “Vanishing Act”, “Two Faced”, “Despise”, “Carson”, “Code Red”, “Decatur H.S.”, “This Is Not Your Wedding Song”, “Special Guest, Me” and “Sevenwhateverteen”
* PowerTrio: Two guitarists/vocalists and one drummer. No bassist
* RiotGrrrl: The band were an active part of the scene and often shared the same bill as Heavens To Betsy and Music/{{Bikini Kill}}

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* TheNineties
* NonAppearingTitle: “Response”, “Vanishing Act”, “Two Faced”, “Despise”, “Carson”, “Code Red”, “Decatur H.S.”, “This Is Not Your Wedding Song”, “Special Guest, Me” and “Sevenwhateverteen”
“Sevenwhateverteen”.
* TheOneGuy: CJ, the drummer.
* PowerTrio: Two guitarists/vocalists and one drummer. No bassist
bassist.
* RiotGrrrl: The band were an active part of the scene and often shared the same bill as Heavens To Betsy Music/HeavensToBetsy and Music/{{Bikini Kill}}Music/BikiniKill.



* SelfTitledAlbum: ''Excuse Seventeen'' (1994)
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Carrie didn't sing lead vocals until Excuse 17's second album
* TheOneGuy: CJ, the drummer

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* SelfTitledAlbum: ''Excuse Seventeen'' (1994)
(1994).
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Carrie didn't sing lead vocals until Excuse 17's second album
* TheOneGuy: CJ, the drummer
album.



* VocalTagTeam: Although Becca was the main vocalist, Carrie also sang. In the same style as in Sleater-Kinney, she would often sing different verses against the main lyrics sung by Becca. Carrie sings the chorus on “We're The Seniors And We Rule The School” and sings lead on “Watchmaker”, “I'd Rather Eat Glass”, “This Is Not Your Wedding Song”, “The Drop Dead Look” and “Nervousness Never Fades”
* WouldRatherSuffer: "I'd Rather Eat Glass" on ''Such Friends Are Dangerous''
* TheNineties

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* VocalTagTeam: Although Becca was the main vocalist, Carrie also sang. In the same style as in Sleater-Kinney, she would often sing different verses against the main lyrics sung by Becca. Carrie sings the chorus on “We're The Seniors And We Rule The School” and sings lead on “Watchmaker”, “I'd Rather Eat Glass”, “This Is Not Your Wedding Song”, “The Drop Dead Look” and “Nervousness Never Fades”
Fades”.
* WouldRatherSuffer: "I'd Rather Eat Glass" on ''Such Friends Are Dangerous''
* TheNineties
Dangerous''.
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->'''Stake a claim, lose a friend'\\

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->'''Stake ->''"'Stake a claim, lose a friend'\\



(You can’t be anything unless we say you are)\\

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(You can’t be anything unless we say you are)\\are)"\\


The band was formed in Summer 1993 by vocalist Becca Albee and guitarist {{Creator/Carrie Brownstein}}. Brownstein and Albee both attended Evergreen State College in Olympia. They met drummer Curtis 'CJ' James at a show in Seattle that very same year and recruited him as their drummer. The band's name originated from Albee's habit of arranging her ideas and thoughts into numerical order.

After formation, the band recorded a demo tape before contributing songs to various compilations on independent record labels. Their first full-length recording, ''Excuse Seventeen'', was released jointly on Atlas Records and QueerCore label Chainsaw Records. They would later release their second and final album ''Such Friends Are Dangerous'' on the IndiePop label Kill Rock Stars in 1995. They often played shows with Heavens To Betsy and even toured with the band. Both bands were an integral part of the RiotGrrrl scene and it was at a Heavens To Betsy show that Carrie Brownstein met Corin Tucker. Becca Albee also recorded an EP with Tucker (pre-SleaterKinney) as Heartless Martin in the Summer of 1993.

Brownstein formed Sleater-Kinney while a member of Excuse 17 in 1994, originally as a side project that soon evolved into her main focus as both Brownstein's and Tucker's respective groups ended. Becca Albee became a visual artist after graduating from college with a B.A and currently works as a photography professor at the City College of New York. CJ still lives in Olympia and is currently the drummer with HardRock band, Nudity.

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The band was formed in Summer 1993 by vocalist Becca Albee and guitarist {{Creator/Carrie Brownstein}}.Creator/CarrieBrownstein. Brownstein and Albee both attended Evergreen State College in Olympia. They met drummer Curtis 'CJ' James at a show in Seattle UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} that very same year and recruited him as their drummer. The band's name originated from Albee's habit of arranging her ideas and thoughts into numerical order.

After formation, the band recorded a demo tape before contributing songs to various compilations on independent record labels. Their first full-length recording, ''Excuse Seventeen'', was released jointly on Atlas Records and QueerCore label Chainsaw Records. They would later release their second and final album ''Such Friends Are Dangerous'' on the IndiePop label Kill Rock Stars in 1995. They often played shows with Heavens To Betsy and even toured with the band. Both bands were an integral part of the RiotGrrrl scene and it was at a Heavens To Betsy show that Carrie Brownstein met Corin Tucker. Becca Albee also recorded an EP with Tucker (pre-SleaterKinney) (pre-Music/SleaterKinney) as Heartless Martin in the Summer of 1993.

Brownstein formed Sleater-Kinney Music/SleaterKinney while a member of Excuse 17 in 1994, originally as a side project that soon evolved into her main focus as both Brownstein's and Tucker's respective groups ended. Becca Albee became a visual artist after graduating from college with a B.A and currently works as a photography professor at the City College of New York. CJ still lives in Olympia and is currently the drummer with HardRock band, Nudity.



* ''Youth On Fire'' (1993)

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* ''Youth "Youth On Fire'' Fire" (1993)


'''Excuse 17''' was a PunkRock band from Olympia, UsefulNotes/{{Washington DC}}.

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'''Excuse 17''' was a PunkRock band from Olympia, UsefulNotes/{{Washington DC}}.
Washington.


[[caption-width-right:350:Kill Rockstars promo photo, 1995]]

'''Excuse 17''' was a PunkRock band from Olympia, WashingtonDC.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Kill Rockstars Rock Stars promo photo, 1995]]

'''Excuse 17''' was a PunkRock band from Olympia, WashingtonDC.
UsefulNotes/{{Washington DC}}.



After formation, the band recorded a demo tape before contributing songs to various compilations on independent record labels. Their first full-length recording, ''Excuse Seventeen'', was released jointly on Atlas Records and QueerCore label Chainsaw Records. They would later release their second and final album ''Such Friends Are Dangerous'' on the IndiePop label Kill Rock Stars in 1995. They often played shows with Heavens To Betsy and even toured with the band. Both bands were an integral part of the RiotGrrrl scene and it was at a Heavens To Betsy show that Carrie Brownstein met Corin Tucker. Becca Albee also recorded an EP with Corin Tucker (pre-SleaterKinney) as Heartless Martin in the Summer of 1993.

Brownstein formed SleaterKinney while a member of Excuse 17 in 1994, originally as a side project that soon evolved into her main focus as both Brownstein's and Tucker's groups ended. Becca Albee became a visual artist after graduating from college with a B.A.

to:

After formation, the band recorded a demo tape before contributing songs to various compilations on independent record labels. Their first full-length recording, ''Excuse Seventeen'', was released jointly on Atlas Records and QueerCore label Chainsaw Records. They would later release their second and final album ''Such Friends Are Dangerous'' on the IndiePop label Kill Rock Stars in 1995. They often played shows with Heavens To Betsy and even toured with the band. Both bands were an integral part of the RiotGrrrl scene and it was at a Heavens To Betsy show that Carrie Brownstein met Corin Tucker. Becca Albee also recorded an EP with Corin Tucker (pre-SleaterKinney) as Heartless Martin in the Summer of 1993.

Brownstein formed SleaterKinney Sleater-Kinney while a member of Excuse 17 in 1994, originally as a side project that soon evolved into her main focus as both Brownstein's and Tucker's respective groups ended. Becca Albee became a visual artist after graduating from college with a B.A.
A and currently works as a photography professor at the City College of New York. CJ still lives in Olympia and is currently the drummer with HardRock band, Nudity.



* LeadDrummer: CJ sang lead on "Decatur H.S". In a role reversal, Carrie played drums on this song



* RiotGrrrl: The band were an active part of the scene and often shared the same bill as Heavens To Betsy and [[Music/{{Bikini Kill}}

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* RiotGrrrl: The band were an active part of the scene and often shared the same bill as Heavens To Betsy and [[Music/{{Bikini Music/{{Bikini Kill}}


'''Excuse 17''' was a PunkRock band from Olympia, Washington.

The band was formed in Olympia, Washington in Summer 1993 by vocalist Becca Albee and guitarist {{Creator/Carrie Brownstein}}. Brownstein and Albee both attended Evergreen State College in Olympia. They met drummer Curtis 'CJ' James at a show in Seattle that very same year and recruited him as their drummer. The band's name originated from Albee's habit of arranging her ideas and thoughts into numerical order. Excuse 17 released two full-length albums between 1993 to 1996 as well as releasing one single and contributing to a few compilations.

Carrie Brownstein formed SleaterKinney while still a member of Excuse 17 in 1994, originally as a side project which would go on to become her main band. Becca Albee became a visual artist after graduating from college with a B.A. Becca also recorded an EP with Corin Tucker (pre-SleaterKinney) as Heartless Martin in the Summer of 1993. Excuse 17 also shared the same bills with other bands including Heavens To Betsy and {{Music/Bikini Kill}}.

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'''Excuse 17''' was a PunkRock band from Olympia, Washington.

WashingtonDC.

The band was formed in Olympia, Washington in Summer 1993 by vocalist Becca Albee and guitarist {{Creator/Carrie Brownstein}}. Brownstein and Albee both attended Evergreen State College in Olympia. They met drummer Curtis 'CJ' James at a show in Seattle that very same year and recruited him as their drummer. The band's name originated from Albee's habit of arranging her ideas and thoughts into numerical order. Excuse 17 released two full-length albums between 1993 to 1996 as well as releasing one single and

After formation, the band recorded a demo tape before
contributing songs to various compilations on independent record labels. Their first full-length recording, ''Excuse Seventeen'', was released jointly on Atlas Records and QueerCore label Chainsaw Records. They would later release their second and final album ''Such Friends Are Dangerous'' on the IndiePop label Kill Rock Stars in 1995. They often played shows with Heavens To Betsy and even toured with the band. Both bands were an integral part of the RiotGrrrl scene and it was at a few compilations.

Heavens To Betsy show that Carrie Brownstein met Corin Tucker. Becca Albee also recorded an EP with Corin Tucker (pre-SleaterKinney) as Heartless Martin in the Summer of 1993.

Brownstein formed SleaterKinney while still a member of Excuse 17 in 1994, originally as a side project which would go on to become that soon evolved into her main band.focus as both Brownstein's and Tucker's groups ended. Becca Albee became a visual artist after graduating from college with a B.A. Becca also recorded an EP with Corin Tucker (pre-SleaterKinney) as Heartless Martin in the Summer of 1993. Excuse 17 also shared the same bills with other bands including Heavens To Betsy and {{Music/Bikini Kill}}.
A.



* HoYay: Becca and Carrie once played up the rumour that they had made-out with each other to create gossip about the band.
* TheOneGuy: CJ
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth
* TitleByNumber: The band's name
* PowerTrio
* RiotGrrrl

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* HoYay: Becca and Carrie once played up the rumour that they had made-out BiTheWay: Carrie
* FeedbackRule: Almost all tracks on their debut album ''Excuse Seventeen'' open
with each other to create gossip about feedback noise. This is also prominent on “Watchmaker” and “Special Guest, Me” from ''Such Friends Are Dangerous''
* HarshVocals: Carrie's vocals on songs including “Vanishing Act”, “Despise” and “This Is Not Your Wedding Song”
* LongTitle: “We're The Seniors (And We Rule The School)”
* MinisculeRocking: The first album packs 11 songs into barely 30 minutes.
* NonAppearingTitle: “Response”, “Vanishing Act”, “Two Faced”, “Despise”, “Carson”, “Code Red”, “Decatur H.S.”, “This Is Not Your Wedding Song”, “Special Guest, Me” and “Sevenwhateverteen”
* PowerTrio: Two guitarists/vocalists and one drummer. No bassist
* RiotGrrrl: The band were an active part of
the band.
* TheOneGuy: CJ
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth
* TitleByNumber: The band's name
* PowerTrio
* RiotGrrrl
scene and often shared the same bill as Heavens To Betsy and [[Music/{{Bikini Kill}}



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Carrie didn't sing lead vocals until Excuse 17's second album
* TheOneGuy: CJ, the drummer
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: A Summary.
* TitleByNumber: “5 Acres” and “She Wants 3-D”. The band's name also counts.



* WouldRatherSuffer: "I'd Rather Eat Glass" on ''Such Friends Are Dangerous''

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* VocalTagTeam: Although Becca was the main vocalist, Carrie also sang. In the same style as in Sleater-Kinney, she would often sing different verses against the main lyrics sung by Becca. Carrie sings the chorus on “We're The Seniors And We Rule The School” and sings lead on “Watchmaker”, “I'd Rather Eat Glass”, “This Is Not Your Wedding Song”, “The Drop Dead Look” and “Nervousness Never Fades”
* WouldRatherSuffer: "I'd Rather Eat Glass" on ''Such Friends Are Dangerous''Dangerous''
* TheNineties


The band was formed in Olympia, Washington in Summer 1993 by vocalist Becca Albee and guitarist Carrie Brownstein. Brownstein and Albee both attended Evergreen State College in Olympia. They met drummer Curtis 'CJ' James at a show in Seattle that very same year and recruited him as their drummer. The band's name originated from Albee's habit of arranging her ideas and thoughts into numerical order. Excuse 17 released two full-length albums between 1993 to 1996 as well as releasing one single and contributing to a few compilations.

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The band was formed in Olympia, Washington in Summer 1993 by vocalist Becca Albee and guitarist Carrie Brownstein.{{Creator/Carrie Brownstein}}. Brownstein and Albee both attended Evergreen State College in Olympia. They met drummer Curtis 'CJ' James at a show in Seattle that very same year and recruited him as their drummer. The band's name originated from Albee's habit of arranging her ideas and thoughts into numerical order. Excuse 17 released two full-length albums between 1993 to 1996 as well as releasing one single and contributing to a few compilations.


Carrie Brownstein formed SleaterKinney while still a member of Excuse 17 in 1994, originally as a side project which would go on to become her main band. Becca Albee became a visual artist after graduating from college with a B.A. Becca also recorded an EP with Corin Tucker (pre-SleaterKinney) as Heartless Martin in the Summer of 1993.

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Carrie Brownstein formed SleaterKinney while still a member of Excuse 17 in 1994, originally as a side project which would go on to become her main band. Becca Albee became a visual artist after graduating from college with a B.A. Becca also recorded an EP with Corin Tucker (pre-SleaterKinney) as Heartless Martin in the Summer of 1993.
1993. Excuse 17 also shared the same bills with other bands including Heavens To Betsy and {{Music/Bikini Kill}}.


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* HoYay: Becca and Carrie once played up the rumour that they had made-out with each other to create gossip about the band.


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* TitleByNumber: The band's name


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[[caption-width-right:350:Kill Rockstars promo photo, 1995]]



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* ''Sevenwhateverteen'' on ''Periscope - Another Yoyo Compilation'' (1994)
* ''Forever Fired'' on ''Free To Fight'' (1995)
* ''I'd Rather Eat Glass'' on ''A Slice Of Lemon'' (1995)
* ''Carson'' on ''Yoyo A Go Go'' (1996)

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* ''Sevenwhateverteen'' "Sevenwhateverteen" on ''Periscope - Another Yoyo Compilation'' (1994)
* ''Forever Fired'' "Forever Fired" on ''Free To Fight'' (1995)
* ''I'd "I'd Rather Eat Glass'' Glass" on ''A Slice Of Lemon'' (1995)
* ''Carson'' "Carson" on ''Yoyo A Go Go'' (1996)
(1996)

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* SelfTitledAlbum: ''Excuse Seventeen'' (1994)

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* PowerTrio
* RiotGrrrl
* RockTrio
* SelfTitledAlbum: ''Excuse Seventeen'' (1994)(1994)
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy
* WouldRatherSuffer: "I'd Rather Eat Glass" on ''Such Friends Are Dangerous''


* ''Sevenwhateverteen''' on ''Periscope - Another Yoyo Compilation'' (1994)
* ''Forvever Fired''' on ''Free To Fight'' (1995)

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* ''Sevenwhateverteen''' ''Sevenwhateverteen'' on ''Periscope - Another Yoyo Compilation'' (1994)
* ''Forvever Fired''' ''Forever Fired'' on ''Free To Fight'' (1995)



* ''Carson''' on ''Yoyo A Go Go'' (1996)
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* ''Carson''' ''Carson'' on ''Yoyo A Go Go'' (1996)
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* ->'''Stake a claim, lose a friend'\\
(You can’t be anything unless we say you are)\\
It’s time to fess up and make this end\\
(You can’t be anything unless we say you are)\\
''
-->--'''"We're The Seniors And We Rule The School"'''

'''Excuse 17''' was a PunkRock band from Olympia, Washington.

The band was formed in Olympia, Washington in Summer 1993 by vocalist Becca Albee and guitarist Carrie Brownstein. Brownstein and Albee both attended Evergreen State College in Olympia. They met drummer Curtis 'CJ' James at a show in Seattle that very same year and recruited him as their drummer. The band's name originated from Albee's habit of arranging her ideas and thoughts into numerical order. Excuse 17 released two full-length albums between 1993 to 1996 as well as releasing one single and contributing to a few compilations.

Carrie Brownstein formed SleaterKinney while still a member of Excuse 17 in 1994, originally as a side project which would go on to become her main band. Becca Albee became a visual artist after graduating from college with a B.A. Becca also recorded an EP with Corin Tucker (pre-SleaterKinney) as Heartless Martin in the Summer of 1993.

!Discography:

!Singles:
* ''Youth On Fire'' (1993)

!Albums:
* ''Excuse 17 Demo Tape'' (1993)
* ''Excuse Seventeen'' (1994)
* ''Such Friends Are Dangerous'' (1995)

!Compilations:
* ''Sevenwhateverteen''' on ''Periscope - Another Yoyo Compilation'' (1994)
* ''Forvever Fired''' on ''Free To Fight'' (1995)
* ''I'd Rather Eat Glass'' on ''A Slice Of Lemon'' (1995)
* ''Carson''' on ''Yoyo A GoGo'' (1996)
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!!Excuse 17 provide examples of:

* SelfTitledAlbum: ''Excuse 17'' (1994)
* TheOneGuy: CJ






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\n\n* SelfTitledAlbum: ''Excuse Seventeen'' (1994)

Added DiffLines:

->'''Stake a claim, lose a friend'\\
(You can’t be anything unless we say you are)\\
It’s time to fess up and make this end\\
(You can’t be anything unless we say you are)\\
''
-->--'''"We're The Seniors And We Rule The School"'''

'''Excuse 17''' was a PunkRock band from Olympia, Washington.

The band was formed in Olympia, Washington in Summer 1993 by vocalist Becca Albee and guitarist Carrie Brownstein. Brownstein and Albee both attended Evergreen State College in Olympia. They met drummer Curtis 'CJ' James at a show in Seattle that very same year and recruited him as their drummer. The band's name originated from Albee's habit of arranging her ideas and thoughts into numerical order. Excuse 17 released two full-length albums between 1993 to 1996 as well as releasing one single and contributing to a few compilations.

Carrie Brownstein formed SleaterKinney while still a member of Excuse 17 in 1994, originally as a side project which would go on to become her main band. Becca Albee became a visual artist after graduating from college with a B.A. Becca also recorded an EP with Corin Tucker (pre-SleaterKinney) as Heartless Martin in the Summer of 1993.

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!Singles:
* ''Youth On Fire'' (1993)

!Albums:
* ''Excuse 17 Demo Tape'' (1993)
* ''Excuse Seventeen'' (1994)
* ''Such Friends Are Dangerous'' (1995)

!Compilations:
* ''Sevenwhateverteen''' on ''Periscope - Another Yoyo Compilation'' (1994)
* ''Forvever Fired''' on ''Free To Fight'' (1995)
* ''I'd Rather Eat Glass'' on ''A Slice Of Lemon'' (1995)
* ''Carson''' on ''Yoyo A Go Go'' (1996)
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!!Excuse 17 provide examples of:

* TheOneGuy: CJ
* ->'''Stake a claim, lose a friend'\\
(You can’t be anything unless we say you are)\\
It’s time to fess up and make this end\\
(You can’t be anything unless we say you are)\\
''
-->--'''"We're The Seniors And We Rule The School"'''

'''Excuse 17''' was a PunkRock band from Olympia, Washington.

The band was formed in Olympia, Washington in Summer 1993 by vocalist Becca Albee and guitarist Carrie Brownstein. Brownstein and Albee both attended Evergreen State College in Olympia. They met drummer Curtis 'CJ' James at a show in Seattle that very same year and recruited him as their drummer. The band's name originated from Albee's habit of arranging her ideas and thoughts into numerical order. Excuse 17 released two full-length albums between 1993 to 1996 as well as releasing one single and contributing to a few compilations.

Carrie Brownstein formed SleaterKinney while still a member of Excuse 17 in 1994, originally as a side project which would go on to become her main band. Becca Albee became a visual artist after graduating from college with a B.A. Becca also recorded an EP with Corin Tucker (pre-SleaterKinney) as Heartless Martin in the Summer of 1993.

!Discography:

!Singles:
* ''Youth On Fire'' (1993)

!Albums:
* ''Excuse 17 Demo Tape'' (1993)
* ''Excuse Seventeen'' (1994)
* ''Such Friends Are Dangerous'' (1995)

!Compilations:
* ''Sevenwhateverteen''' on ''Periscope - Another Yoyo Compilation'' (1994)
* ''Forvever Fired''' on ''Free To Fight'' (1995)
* ''I'd Rather Eat Glass'' on ''A Slice Of Lemon'' (1995)
* ''Carson''' on ''Yoyo A GoGo'' (1996)
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!!Excuse 17 provide examples of:

* SelfTitledAlbum: ''Excuse 17'' (1994)
* TheOneGuy: CJ
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth


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