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Bassist/vocalist Dominique Davalos has rocked with Kathy Valentine since the Nineties, including in the ex-Violator/Go Go's current act, the Bluebonnets. Sally Gess drummed for San Francisco riot grrl/garage outfit Fabulous Disaster from 1998-2007. Though this disc, recorded by Chris "Frenchie" Smith, was cut with guitarist Laney Santana and bassist Nicole Hutchins, Davalos and Gess still ply this catchy punk/hard rock LP with guitarist Vanessa Smith. Tracks like "Never Marry Me" and "Runaway" bristle with melodic hooks and power.

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