Hit It Or Quit It album cover
Hit It Or Quit It

Girl Trouble

1988
K

Co-released by Seattle’s Sub Pop and Olympia’s K labels, it was perhaps appropriate that the debut effort by Girl Trouble came from a band in a city in between, Tacoma. Whatever the circumstances, Hit It Or Quit It, even more so than releases by bands like Mudhoney that clearly nodded to the area’s 60s garage punk legacy, was a one-band salute to Nuggets and rockabilly comps, with snarling fuzz and guitar twang, rolling rhythms and Kurt Kendall’s swaggering vocals on songs like “Primeval,” “She No Rattle My Cage” and, naturally, “Hot Monkey Love.”

Ned Raggett

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