Fierce feminist Rock and Roll pioneers L7 are back with a new documentary, tour, and an upcoming album next year. They're celebrating with a live set and signing of the «L7: Pretend We're Dead» Blu-ray/DVD at Amoeba Hollywood Tuesday, October 17th at 6pm! Free/all-ages show.
Purchase your copy of the «L7: Pretend We're Dead» Blu-ray/DVD in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood on October 17 (PLEASE NOTE RELEASE DATE CHANGE) to meet the band and get your copy signed after the performance.
**You'll receive a ticket to attend the 10/17 signing with purchase of the Blu-ray/DVD in-store only (no online/phone orders)
**1 Blu-ray/ticket per person
** Space is limited
** Band will sign copies of «L7: Pretend We're Dead» only
See them playing live at The Greek Theatre on September 30th with Adam Ant.
«L7: Pretend We're Dead» takes us on an all-access journey into the 1990's grunge movement that took the world by storm, and the band that helped define it as the genre of a generation. Culled from over 100 hours of vintage home movies taken by the band, never-before-seen performance footage, and candid interviews, «L7: Pretend We're Dead» is an engrossing time capsule told from the perspective of L7, these true insiders who brought their signature blend of grunge punk to the masses! Chronicling the early days of the band's formation in 1985 to their height as the 'queens of grunge,' the film takes a roller coaster ride through L7's triumphs and failures, providing never-before-discussed insight into the band's eventual dissolution in 2001.
Formed by Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner-guitars/vocals, the band completed their lineup with the addition of Jennifer Finch on bass/vocals and Dee Plakas on drums. To highlight the fact that L7 was an all-female group, however, was to miss the point. Our fans couldn't give a s**t if we're women, Sparks says. We did not set out to be an all-girl band. It just happened that way. Yet the gender issue would return time and again for the band; from shock jocks refusing to play chick rock to academics accusing the band of incorrectly embracing their feminism to hard rock press implying the band was merely riding a wave of girl power trendiness. Despite these obstacles, «L7: Pretend We're Dead» shows the thread of influence the band had not only on rock and roll but on future generations of women everywhere and is, at the end, a testament to the pioneering spirit of a band that refuses to take anything lying down. Also includes the infamous 1997 documentary «L7 The Beauty Process» that was directed by Krist Novoselic.
** Tongue-in-cheek pseudo-documentary «L7: The Beauty Process,» Directed by Nirvana's Krist Novoselic
** Bonus scenes featuring members of Faith No More, Fugazi, Helmet, Nirvana and more.
** «Pretend We're Dead» performed Live in Studio, Holland 1992
** «Shove» performed Live performed Live in Studio, Holland 1992
** Includes 12 page photo booklet