BitchTapes: Bitch Pride

Sara Reihani
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In the midst of the Christmas advertising frenzy, sometimes it’s hard to remember what’s really important…. but if there’s one thing I’ve learned from all the Disney movies and Christmas specials, it’s that it’s important to re member to stay true to who you really are. If being a bitch means being honest, outspoken and sometimes really pissed off, then I’m proud to call myself a bitch. With that said, I bring you a collection of songs that represent the spirit of bitchdom; a collection of songs about anger, freedom, violence, jealousy, frustration, fantasy, revenge, pride, individualism and burping; in short, songs about the American Dream.

Also, it’s my last day in the Bitch offices, so this is sort of a goodbye type of thing.

1. She’s A Bitch - 9:00 News
Comin’ straight outta Stockton, a song for bitches and the men who love them.

2. Oh Bondage Up Yours! - X-Ray Spex
Little-known fact: the saxophone was handed down by an ambiguously gendered God in 1841 so that humans could melodiously express primal urges and unfettered joy. It has been criminally misused by Muzak Holdings LLC since.

3. Big Branch - M.I.A.
In this song, M.I.A. expresses her feminist views and cannibalistic urges.

4. Bitch - The Plasticines
Can’t… resist…. the handclaps….

5. What’s Wrong With You? - Bratmobile
The more obvious Bratmobile choice for this mix is “Bitch Theme” but I chose “What’s Wrong With You?” instead because I think it is their best song, period.

6. Becky - Be Your Own Pet
We’ve all been there, haven’t we?… Middle school, I mean. Not jail.

7. I’ll Kill Her - Soko
Yeah! Violence!

8. Untamed Girls - The Raveonettes
Pretend it’s summer for a little while.

9. Dragon Lady - The Germs
As with all Germs songs, it is recommended that you look up the lyrics. Sometimes I wonder if Darby Crash even knew what he was saying.

10. Mystery Girl - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
“The girl hit hard like a barracuda, baby/She floated on air like a crest of wave/She was a primal institution/She was a danger to herself”

11. Shut the Fuck Up - The Coathangers
Gotta love those keyboards.

12. Not Big - Lily Allen

13. Why Should I Be Nice To You - Velocity Girl
A shoegaze answer to a punk question.

14. Love Me Or Hate Me - Lady Sovereign
I couldn’t figure out where else to put this song on the mix because it’s SO obnoxious, but it was just too funny to leave off, so I tacked it onto the end.

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2 Comments Have Been Posted

Sara, WHERE have you been?

Sara, WHERE have you been?

Great post, I love Velocity Girl.

I'm not sure if he meant it

I'm not sure if he meant it to be empowering, but in terms of songs about bitches, but I like Notorious B.I.G.'s "Me and My Bitch." But then, it is his take on how awesome his girl is and not just her singing it herself, so...

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