The L7 reappreciation thread aka you won't find with the search engine
Going back through some of my old cds boxed up and had a pleasant surprise when I saw I still had all my L7 cds, so I started going through them and was instantly reminded how great they were. Some of their tracks are real belters that stand up just as they did back then. They were the queen's of the riot girl scene and far more relevant and representative than Hole ever were despite the post Nirvana revisionism claiming otherwise. The sad thing is they seem to have been neglected over the years to a point where very few people seem to mention their relevance to the scene or even remember. I miss the feminist riot girl scene, looking back it seems unthinkable today that a group of girls could have made the type of music they did and been mainstream successful at it, especially in today's music industry which pushes the mass sexual objectification of female popstars and discourages real creative talent.
Bit strange to essentially say we've regressed musically to a pre-grunge era where women aren't making music unless they're taking their tops off. I barely listen to any new music where there's not a woman involved at some part of the process. I did a quick check and more than half of the albums The Music Fix picked out as the best of 2011 were either by female artists or acts with female members. And it's all mainstream stuff - or at least as mainstream as L7 ever were.