Favorite "Dead" Songs #6 - "Pretend that We're Dead"

@teamfreak16 (40053)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
December 12, 2016 4:12pm CST
We interrupt this most festive time of year for #6 in my Favorite "Dead" Songs, "Pretend that We're Dead" by L7. Although they formed in Los Angeles in 1985, L7 is mostly associated with the Riot Grrrl (all female bands with a punk attitude) movement of the 1990's. "L7," according to Wikipedia, was a 1950's slang term for "square." After a lengthy hiatus, the band is still at it. From their 1992 album, Bricks are Heavy (produced by Nirvana producer and Garbage drummer Butch Vig,) "Pretend that We're Dead" is a rocker that did alright for itself. The song hit #8 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, and #21 on the UK Singles chart. It was also, among other things, featured in an episode of Beavis and Butt Head, and can be heard on the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. I loved the entire Riot Grrrl thing, and "Pretend that We're Dead" is one of my favorites from that scene.
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@andriaperry (43735)
• United States
13 Dec 16
I dont know this song, its interesting
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@teamfreak16 (40053)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Dec 16
As much as it rocks, it's pretty radio friendly, but I really only heard it on alternative stations. If you weren't listening to those, you probably didn't hear it.
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• Preston, England
13 Dec 16
Blondie were often mistaken for a punk band - theis band seems to be what Blondie would sound like if they were punk
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@teamfreak16 (40053)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Dec 16
I could see that.
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@JohnRoberts (49431)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Dec 16
Did you see their photo with Joan Jett on Wiki? The first thing I thought was L7 existed because of The Runaways.
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@teamfreak16 (40053)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Dec 16
I saw that. I love Joan Jett!
@noni1959 (2988)
• United States
14 Dec 16
I had to look this one up on Youtube. Once I started hearing it I remember my son playing it.
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@teamfreak16 (40053)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Dec 16
Ah, your son has great taste!
@crossbones27 (17467)
• Redlands, California
15 Dec 16
I always loved this band need more lady punk rockers. They do it so well and has to be pretty damn liberating. Mans world and all. Do me a ladys top 10 of punk rock. I am terrible at it. Have not even got past 8 on my dog breed one and I started that over a month or 2 ago.
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• Indonesia
13 Dec 16
wow amazing :O (Y)