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  • Audio CD (7 July 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Epitaph
  • ASIN: B000001INO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 235,270 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By purpleglittergirl@btinternet.com on 12 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
While this album is not as immediately ear-bleedingly good as the later ones, in my opinion, this shows the recorded beginnings of one of the best all-female rock bands ever. The lyrics are L7 classics, such as I Drink (a refreshing change to rock songs about pain and love, and the pain that love causes), and Bite The Wax Tadpole (the Japanese translation of 'Coca-Cola') gave the girls the name of their own label, Wax Tadpole. Snake Handler is one of my favourite L7 tracks of all time, and I thik that makes it worth owning this album. If you like L7 already, buy this! If all you know of L7 is Pretend We're Dead, and their appearance on 'The Word', buy it. The CD label's cool too.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Not for squares. 19 Oct. 2003
By H3@+h - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Released when "The Donnas" were still in elementary school, this sounds like what you would expect their debut to sound like. Raw, sloppy, and still pretty good. It's no "Hungry For Stink", but it's worth a listen for the "L7" fan. "Bite the Wax Tadpole" sounds like something from "Smell the Magic", and "Lets Rock Tonight" is just as good. My favorite by far is "Metal Stampede". One of my favorite "L7" songs. The rest is good, but not great. Die-hards should get this, casual fans go directly to "Bricks are Heavy".
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Not perfect but not terrible either 6 Sept. 2004
By Erica Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was a big L7 fan back in the early to mid '90s. While everyone was into Nirvana and Pearl Jam, I was into L7. I felt that L7 was vastly superior to Nirvana and Pearl Jam. I bought everything L7-related that I could get my grubby hands on. Before drummer Dee Plakas joined the band, L7 actually had a male drummer (as if that would make any difference since the production on this cd was awful). I eventually bought their self-titled debut album. I have to admit that this was not the band's best album. Brett Gurewitz's production was less than stellar. Their sound on this album was pretty bad. The songs on the cd were not nearly as catchy as what I heard on "Smell the Magic" and "Bricks Are Heavy". Nevertheless there were some songs that I did like on this album like "Cat-O'Nine-Tails" and "Metal Stampede". The self-titled debut album by L7 may not be their best work but I have heard much worse music by other artists/bands than this album.
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
For hardcore L7 fans only 7 Oct. 2002
By Eric Brothers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This record is so bad that founding members Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner have completely disowned it and have retired it from their live shows. The record is hampered by the inept and lackluster drumming of Roy Koutsky, who was soon thrown out of the band for his unprofessional attitude. The material lacks any sort of focus or originality, and the only positive comment I can make is that the band's progress since then has been tremendous.
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O.K!! 12 Mar. 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I found their first cd very good! I love "metal stampede" and "ms 45"!! it's full of anger! It's power, adrenaline!! Not the best L7 album but....I LIKE IT
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
one of their best albums ever!!!!! 8 Sept. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is one of their lesser known albums. Comming out in 1988 they were one of the first of the Epitaph bands, before Epitaph was trendy. This is by far one of their hardest albums with some clasic anthems, such as Uncle Bob and Metal Stampede. They aren't just another female rock band they paved the way for alot of other rock/punk bands. Their 10 year rock career proves that. This album is a must for those how like punk rock!
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