This year, L7 have dropped “I Came Back to Bitch,” a fiery, cowbell-assisted takedown of capitalists and fake rockstars.
“It’s about greedy fucks throwing the word ‘rock star’ around because someone made a huge profit on somebody else’s back,” Donita Sparks explained to Rolling Stone. “Do not degrade the word ‘rock star.’ [C]reative people, caregivers, civil servants — those are the people who are contributing to society… Capitalist motherfuckers are just making money off of polluting things and ruining neighborhoods.”
The grunge icons made a triumphant return last year with the topical “Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago,” their first new music in 18 years. Come catch L7 play “I Came Back to Bitch”, et al, at one of Berlin’s best surviving punk venues, SO36. They’ll be back again…but who knows what they’ll do next time; this is your chance.
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