Grrrls Drinking Songs

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WORSE THAN QUEER is not only a line from a Bikini Kill song but also the name of a little riot grrrl inspired festival that took place for the first time in January 2012 in Nuremberg, Germany. We, eve massacre and jessthreat had the idea of a compilation accompanying it - a compilation with a topic: Grrrls drinking songs.

Why the hell 'grrrls drinking songs'?
Well, first reason: there aren't enough out there. Songs about drinking together often really are about friendship but most of the time exclusively about male friendship. It's like a blind spot, as if us females of the species wouldn't do those things. We also go out together, have our fun, have a couple of alcoholic drinks. Or we sit together with a beer and have those totally profound conversations (not about boys, Mrs. Bechdel!). Or we get ourselves up into mischief together because of some silly drunk idea. Or take life on tour: all the things that happen while you're having a beer together - it really is the perfect subject for bands. So it's no surprise that there are countless songs about it but hardly any of them from a female perspective.
The other thing is that there still is some kind of taboo about women gettin drunk: A women is supposed never to get more than just a bit tipsy. If she gets too drunk to explicitly fight back when a man sexually attacks her then she gets the blame. On the other hand a man who rapes a woman in a badly drunken state often gets excused because 'he didn't know what he was doing'. That's how implicitly women get the duty never really to let go because they are always responsible for what could be done to them. Ladies, do we always have to control ourselves? Well, I think: Oh no! We have the same right to party excessively if we want to as men have.

That's just two thoughts that made us come up with the idea of a Grrrls Drinking Songs compilation.
What we rather didn't want it to be about: Glorification of the every-weekend ritual of boozing inna Ballermann / Spring Break style, until you're unconscious, until you get all ruthless, just to forget about your shitty everyday life. Our idea is: Songs about social drinking that pour a shot of hedonism into the lap of the health police.

So we sent out mails to a few bands / artists we knew and we told them it didn't have to be a masterpiece or a high-end recording but that we would be happy with all kinds of contributions - no matter, if it's a silly song or a pissed-off one, a profound one or a banal one, a punk-singalong-hymn or a sad indiefolk song, electro or hiphop - whatever! And we got 11 wonderful songs, from all kinds of genres and backgrounds - thanks so much to everyone who sent us a track! Some of them can already be found on released albums, some are exclusives - no matter what: we included links to the artists and where you can buy some of their music if you feel like supporting them. They deserve it.
This compilation is a non-profit thing, just for the grrl idea, just for the fun of it.
Now enjoy. And spread the word, would you?

eve massacre & jessthreat
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WORSE THAN QUEER ist nicht nur eine Zeile aus einem Bikini Kill Song, sondern auch der Name eines kleinen Riot Grrrl inspirierten Festivals, das im Januar 2012 zum ersten Mal in Nürnberg stattfand. Dessen Initiatorinnen, eve massacre und jessthreat, hatten die Idee, anlässlich dessen eine Compilation zu machen - eine Compilation mit einem Thema: Grrrls Drinking Songs.

Warum zur Hölle 'Grrrls Drinking Songs'?
Nun, ein Punkt ist, dass es davon nicht genügend gibt da draußen. Was schade ist, denn Lieder über's gemeinsame Trinken sind oft auch Lieder über Freundschaft, meistens aber ausschließlich über Männerfreundschaft. Es ist wie ein blinder Fleck, als würden wir weiblichen Vertreter unserer Spezies gewisse Dinge nicht tun. Aber: Wir gehen auch zusammen aus, haben unseren Spaß auch mal unter uns, konsumieren dabei auch ein paar alkoholische Getränke. Oder wir sitzen bei einem Bier zusammen und haben diese total tiefschürfenden Gespräche (nicht über Jungs, Frau Bechdel! ;)). Oder wir bringen blödsinnige Aktionen nur aus einer albernen betrunkenen Idee heraus. Oder nimm das Leben auf Tour: All die Dinge, die da passieren während du ein Bier zusammen trinkst... es ist eigentlich das perfekte Thema für Bands. Überraschend ist also nicht, dass es zahllose Lieder darüber gibt, sondern nur, dass es kaum welche aus weiblicher Perspektive gibt.

Ein anderer Punkt ist, dass um eine betrunkene Frau immer noch so eine Art Tabu herumgeistert, grade wieder verstärkt mit dem derzeitigen wiedererstärktem Konservatismus: Eine Frau sollte nie mehr als ein klein wenig beschwipst werden. Wenn eine Frau zu betrunken ist um sich explizit und vehement gegen einen sexuellen Übergriff zu wehren, dann kommt es schnell zum Urteil: selber schuld. Auf der anderen Seite wird das Verhalten eines Mannes, der in einem übelst betrunkenen Zustand einer Frau gegenüber sexuell übergriffig wird, oft damit entschuldigt, dass 'er ja nicht mehr gewusst habe, was er tat'. Auf diese Weise wird auch heute noch Frauen implizit die Pflicht auferlegt, sich nie richtig gehen zu lassen, weil sie immer selbst verantwortlich dafür sind, was ihnen angetan werden könnte.
So ist eine zweite kleine Botschaft dieser Compilation: Ladies, müssen wir uns immer unter Kontrolle haben? Oh nein! Wir haben das selbe Recht exzessiv Party zu feiern wenn wir wollen wie es Männer haben.

Das sind nur zwei Gedanken, die zur Idee einer 'Grrrls Drinking Songs' compilation führten. Was wir nicht wollten war die Glorifizierung von allwochenendlichen Bingedrinking Ritualen, wo sich weggeknallt wird im Ballermann / Spring Break Stil, bis zur Besinnungslosigkeit, bis zur Rücksichtslosigkeit, nur um einen beschissenen Alltag zu vergessen. Unsere Idee war: Eine Compilation mit Songs über Social Drinking, die der Gesundheitspolizei einen Schuss Hedonismus in den Schoß kippen.

Also schickten wir Mails an ein Riege von Bands / Künstlerinnen, deren Musik und Attitüde wir schätzen, und die wir - manche mehr, manche weniger - auch persönlich kennen und fragten sie, ob sie Lust hätten, mitzumachen. Ziel war nicht, nur Meisterwerk und High-End-Aufnahmen zusammenzutragen, sondern dass alle einfach je nach Mitteln und Können einfach etwas machen, und dass wir mit allen Beiträgen glücklich wären: egal ob ein alberner oder ein wütender Song, ein tiefschürfender oder ein banaler, eine Punk-Singalong-Hymne oder ein trauriger Indiefolk Song, Electro oder Hiphop, lo-fi mit Handy aufgenommen oder extra im Studio gewesen - was auch immer!
Und das Ergebnis ist genauso geworden: wir bekamen 11 wundervolle Songs, aus allen möglichen Genres und Backgrounds - großes Dankeschön geht raus an alle, die uns einen Track geschickt haben!

Wir haben Links zu Alben/Singles/Downloads der Artists dazugepostet, so dass ihr auch Musik von ihnen kaufen könnt, wenn ihr sie unterstützen möchtet. Sie verdienen es. Diese Compilation aber ist ein non-profit Ding, nur für die Grrrl Idee, nur für den Spaß.
Jetzt los, genießt es. Und erzählt's weiter, ja?

eve massacre & jessthreat
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released 05 February 2012
links to the grrrls behind this:
www.jessthreat.blogspot.com
www.flickr.com/photos/_jessthreat_
www.evemassacre.org
and the facebook for worse than queer:
www.facebook.com/worsethanq

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Track Name: BEISSPONY - Mathilda's Last Summer
lyrics:

It’s summertime
So close your eyes
Eat some strawberries
And drink some cold champagne
And with closed eyes
Yield to the sweet sad pain

Cause all you have to do is stop thinking
All you have to do is stop caring
All you have to do is start drinking
And take off all the clothes you’re wearing
And all you really need now is the Ocean
For your naked body to plunge into
The cold water to cool your sunburn
And make you forget all that you’ve been through

It’s summertime
Your heart is numb
Mosquitoes feast upon your body
Your head is light
You’re kind of drunk
But the waves are now in tune
With your own heartbeat

All you have to do is stop thinking
All you have to do is stop caring
All you have to do is start drinking
And take off all the clothes you’re wearing
And all you really need now is the Ocean
For your naked body to plunge into
The cold water to cool your sunburn
And make you forget all that you’ve been through

You’ve got it all
You’ve got strawberries
You’ve got the champagne
And the beach
You’ve got the sand and the Ocean
And the sunshine
And the heat
But the one thing you don’t have
Is someone to rub sun lotion on your back

All you have to do is stop thinking
All you have to do is stop caring
All you have to do is start drinking
And take off all the clothes you’re wearing
And all you really need now is the Ocean
For your naked body to plunge into
The cold water to cool your sunburn
And make you forget all that you’ve been through
Track Name: DES ARK - Girls Get Ruff
lyrics:

Let's be swingers, let's be brothers
Let's be lovers undercover at the bar tonight
Buying drinks for one another
As we fall on top each other
In the back under the light
You look beautiful tonight
With your hair piled heavy in a halo on your head
Oh no you don't need to say it
Oh I knew it when I saw you
That you were one of us girls who get drunk
As the best way we know how to open up
I will take him home
We'll start making out before we make it to the front door
Wait for it and I swear that it will come
Now you're flashing back to the days when you were younger
Woods behind my house
Whose that man covering up our mouths

When will you understand as embarrassed as I am
When I look at the body of a man
All I see is a stock piling of weaponry
Track Name: JO SNYDER - New Start
lyrics:
I'm glad you're here and you're holding my hair up high.
I'm not gonna die, it just feels like it.
Does he care? Does he wonder why I cry? Will he ever take my side?
You say he's not worth all of this.

So fuck the show, let's get another bottle. We'll both feel better when we get some water and a second wind, and a new start.

What's left of the night is on my shoes, but the vendor's open 'till 2. You reach down and pull me up.
I look at you and say "you're hot." You toss your head and laugh out loud.
Our eyes are swimming through frozen air that doesn't feel so cold, 'cuz getting drunk with you never gets old.

Fuck the show! Let's get another bottle. We'll both feel better when we get some water and a second wind and a new start, with an old friend.
Track Name: FIRST FATAL KISS - Let's Go To The Bar
lyrics:
WE'RE EATING WITH A SPOON CALLED PHRANC
WE'RE EATING CAKE IN FETT & ZUCKER
WE'RE EATING A LOT BEFORE WE GET DRUNK

WE'RE DRINKIN' CHAMPAGNE WITH PEACHES
WE'RE DRINKIN' CAMMOMILE TEA WITH POPSCH
WE'RE DRINKIN' CZECH BEER WITH GAFFA

WE'RE DRINKIN WHISKEY WITH LUISE POP
WE'RE DRINKIN BECHEROVKA IN NACHTASYL
WE'RE DRINKIN COFFEE IN FRAUENCAFÉ

WE'RE PISSING TOGETHER IN FRONT OF THE RHIZ
WE'RE KISSING EACH OTHER IN MAREA ALTA
WE'RE PUKING IN CABS - ON THE WAY HOME

WE'RE WEARING BEARDS SINCE LA MOUSTACHE
WE LOVE CHRIS, DANA AND ZACH RECORDS

WE'RE SITTING IN A HETERO BAR
WITH NORAH NOIZZE AND BAND
AND FREIE RADIKALE & SPOENK

WE PLAYED SOME SHOWS WITH BULBUL
THE TOUR WITH DELILAH WAS COOL
THERE'S NEITHER RHYME NOR REASON IN THAT

WE PLAYED SOME SHOWS WITH PLAIDED
ELEVEN TIMES IN EKH
WE NEVER PLAYED WITH FSK

WE'RE REALLY BAD AT WRITING LYRICS
BUT DRINKIN' HELPS – SOMETIMES
THIS SONG WILL LAST ABOUT THREE MINUTES

WE'RE EATING AND DRINKIN AND PLAYING
SINCE 10 YEARS - WE NEED A NEW CAR
WE CELEBRATE OUR BIRTHDAY
WITH VODKA – LET'S GO TO THE BAR!
Track Name: zOSCH! - Abendnot
lyrics:
Abendnot
Status durch Beton
Chaos in der Symmetrie
Disco mit der ARD
Vitamin ist ausgekotzt

Premiere ist Wiederholungstat
Trittbrettfahrt auf dem Schwarzmarkt
Status durch Beton
Chaos in der Symmetrie

Angepisst um die Ecke zieh'n
wasch dir die Hände, denn es ist Abendnot

Plattenbau, Chaos im Zweckaufbau
Tierbeschau, Disco in der Tagesschau
Ideenklau, Trittbrett rostgrau

(zOSCH!s Erklärung aus dem Textblatt:
...everything is made out of cold, grey shit and we are full of pain, hate and bad feelings, even if we wash our hands after a long and hateful day.)
Track Name: EVE MASSACRE - We Drank Away Our Enemies
lyrics:
Hitchhiking through the rain
Drinking cheap champagne
In a lorry whose driver lost his tongue

I'm your Thelma, you're my Louise
We drink away our enemies
I will let no one ever bruise you

Off at a rest stop at midnight
Nowhere to go, nowhere to hide
Another drink and we laugh the fear away

I'm your Thelma, you're my Louise
We drink away our enemies
You will let no one ever bruise me

Just to look at you made me strong
You so deserve this drinking song
I wish that summer would be more than past

I was your Thelma, you my Louise
We drank away our enemies
I'd have let no one ever bruise you

Just to look at you made me strong
You so deserve this drinking song
I wish that summer would be more than past

I was your Thelma, you my Louise
We drank away our enemies
You'd have let no one ever bruise me
Track Name: VIVIAN VOID - Wednesday Night
lyrics:

does anybody know
the time we meet
it‘s so important to us
to be complete

the one who has the key
is always late
we talk about the weekend
we smoke and we wait

seven pretty people
are lying on the floor
does anybody know
what this cable is for?

does anybody know
how to tune the guitar
oh no, i forgot
the bass in the car

the noise is incredible on wednesday night
the noise is incredibly good
the week should have a lot more wednesday nights
we think it really should

hey,
are you already on your way?

would you buy
the beer for tonight?

would you buy
the beer for tonight?

would you buy
the beer for tonight?

would you buy
the beer for tonight?
Track Name: SCREAM CLUB - Drunk
Sorry for callin' and wakin' you up when we were drunk drunk drunk drunk
its just that we really like you, we think you're so cool
we want to be friends with you

Cuz you stay motivated to be creative and I've seen you in the magazines flippin through the pages like WOW
there they are
how inspiring to finally meet some real rock stars, especially being a fan for quite some time
you might have a lot of fans but they won't all write you rhymes
but i will give you something that you can remember
so call us if you ever want another couple members on your team
if you're up for a game of kick ball
cuz im just tryin to kick it with y'all
and get involved
and maybe one day we'll surf but to tell you the truth
i hate the way i look in women swim suits
but i'd do it, even if it looks outrageous
cuz i belive that magic is contageous
and i feel it all around you
see it in your faces
so i'm just trying to get back in your good graces so

Sorry for callin' and wakin' you up when we were drunk drunk drunk drunk
it's just that we really like you, we think you're so cool
we want to be friends with you

i'm the kind of friend that you need in your life
there'll be no room for doubts cause i'll always treat you right
and if we went to middle school together
we would have had charms that said best friends forever
and i'd let you wear my clothes before i'd even worn 'em
i'd pass you notes in class to keep you from boredom
plus i'd cover for you if you cut out at lunch
and i'd never leave you looking for a seat on the bus
and i'll tell you where you'll be during PE
you'll be smoking a cigarette behind the school with me
but i realize this is not 8th grade folks
but me hanging out with you is no joke
i mean why not, i'm a dj on pirate radio
i could play all your favorite songs on my show
plus i'm a tremendous speller i know a lot of words
i could help you win in scrabble for sure
so what are you waiting for
give me a try
i'm the coolest friend you'll have and i won't even lie
and besides i can promise you one important thing
the next time i get drunk you won't hear your phone ring
Track Name: CHRA - Partyfucker
i'm a partyfucker
you're my fucking party
man kann es nehmen wie man will,
Sie sehen die sache wieder einmal rein formal
man kann es nehmen wie man will,
das ist ein unterschied
Track Name: GROUPWORK - Western (demo)
lyrics:
all women that i've seen were riding horses
whiskey drinkers dirty thinkers risky lovers great train robbers
all women that i've seen were binge drinkers