Women Who Rock: Greatest Breakthrough Moments

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1990 Bikini Kill proclaim, "Revolution Grrrl Style, Now!"

Bikini Kill
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The pioneering riot grrrls start a pop-culture takeover, getting together to play politically charged punk rock in Olympia, Washington. They make a ferocious noise with anthems such as "Rebel Girl" and "Suck My Left One." Bikini Kill are a key inspiration for Nirvana and all that follows. Today, lead singer Kathleen Hanna continues to rock with her great new band, Le Tigre.

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