Suzi Gardner and Donita Sparks meet on a five day bender.
Listen to nothing but Hawkwind's "Orgone Accumulator" and Flipper's
"Sex Bomb." Decide to start a band.
After numerous psycho bass players, Jennifer Finch joins
L7 on bass.
Brett Gurewitz at Epitaph wants to sign a new band. His
choices are L7 and Jane's Addiction. He chooses L7. Oh well.
L7 release their debut self-titled album on
Epitaph Records, produced by Brett Guerwitz and L7.
L7 embark on their first US tour, opening for
Bad Religion. Play for four people in Detroit. Detroit Rock City!
After numerous psycho drummers, Dee Plakas
arrives at her L7 "audition" in a wood paneled 1976 Country Squire
station wagon. L7 knew they'd finally found their Goddess of
Sub Pop's Bruce and Jonathan come to see L7 play in
Seattle. L7 designates the smoke machine operational responsibility
to two band members of Seattle's infamous Catt Butt, who were out of
their minds on acid. Bruce and Jonathan leave the venue mid-set,
coughing in disgust. They call the following day and ask L7 to
record for Sub Pop.
L7 embark on second US tour, "Swappin' Fluids
Across the Nation," with Sub Pop label mates, the infamous Cat Butt.
Two bands, one van, oh the smell of it! It's a book in itself.
Sub Pop release L7's "Shove" backed with "Packin'
A Rod" for Single of the Month Club, produced by Jack Endino.
Due to the success and popularity of "Shove"
backed with "Packin' A Rod," Sub Pop sends L7 back to Reciprocal
Studios to record an EP with Jack Endino.
L7 headline their first European tour. Open for
label mates Nirvana on last ten dates in England. Simultaneously,
Sub Pop releases the EP Smell The Magic, produced by Jack Endino, Michael James and L7 at Radio Tokyo (Venice, CA).
L7 sign with Los Angeles' legendary Slash Records.
L7 form Rock For Choice with the Feminist Majority
Foundation. Rock For Choice is a non-profit organization raising
money and awareness for women's reproductive freedoms. The first
Rock For Choice benefit show, also held in 1991, features Nirvana,
Sister Double Happiness, L7 and Hole. Rock For Choice continues to
(For more information please call or write to:
Choice, 8105 W. 3rd St., #1, Los Angeles, CA 90048
213/651-0495 Fax: 213/653-2689)
L7 record their first major label release with
Butch Vig at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin.
Slash Records releases L7's LP,
Heavy, produced by Butch Vig and L7.
L7 shoot their first big-time rock video for the
single "Pretend We're Dead." An out-of-control camera crane conks
Suzi Gardner on the head, nearly killing her. Luckily, she survives
the mishap, but she's been a dim bulb ever since.
L7 make their network television debut on Late
Night with David Letterman, performing "Pretend We're Dead." Art
Donovan, the following guest on the show, comments, "I haven't heard
such a racket since the Japs were shooting at me in World War II."
L7 play England's Reading Festival. Mud-fest turns
to melee when a disgruntled Donita Sparks discards her used tampon
into the crowd. "They threw mud, we threw blood." This legendary
event was milked by the press for years - get over it.
L7 tour and tour and tour some more. L7 perform
extensively throughout Europe and the US and, for the first time, in
Australia and New Zealand. Helmet, Beastie Boys, Love Battery,
Cosmic Psychos and Faith No More were some of the bands they shared
deli platters with.
L7 appear live on the national British TV show,
The Word, performing "Pretend We're Dead." A disgruntled Donita
Sparks drops her pants during said performance revealing frontal
nudity as well as her bare bottom. Oh dear! This legendary event was
milked by the press for years - get over it.
L7 are treated like the Beatles in Brazil! Why
can't the rest of the world get with the program? Riots over the
lasses' shower caps and cigarette butts.
L7 tour Japan for the first time and their fans
shower them with gifts. Why can't the rest of the world get with the
After years of feeling like they're living in a
John Waters movie, L7's prophecy is fulfilled by appearing in the
John Waters classic film, Serial Mom, as the band "Camel Lips."
L7 receive "Feminist of the Year Award" from the
Feminist Majority Foundation for their work with Rock For Choice.
Hungry For Stink in Los Angeles
amidst earthquakes, fires, floods and locust.
Hungry For Stink, produced by
GGGarth Richardson and L7.
L7 make a video for "Anderes," the single they think
will be the "Teen Spirit" of 1994. MTV plays the video two times on
L7 bend over and host 120 Minutes hoping to get
more air play - it doesn't work.
"Shitlist" is featured in Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers.
L7 tour the US and Europe with the Melvins and Wool
and appear at England's Glastonbury Festival. "Tents and tofu for
all my friends!"
L7 make a video for their second single off
Hungry For Stink, "Stuck Here Again." MTV bans it. L7 re-edit
said video. MTV plays it a whopping one time on (yes, you guessed
it) 120 Minutes.
L7 survive 1995. Oh, yeah, they played that Warped Tour
thing... "Roll up for the Tragical Misery Tour."
Enter Gail Greenwood.
L7 release their mind-crushing new album,
Beauty Process - Triple Platinum, produced by Rob Cavallo, Joe
Barresi and L7. This is the band's fifth album.