Sleater Kinney - The Hot Rock LP
Sleater-Kinney was an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. The band’s core lineup consisted of Corin Tucker (vocals and guitar), Carrie Brownstein (guitar and vocals), and Janet Weiss (drums). Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest.
The Hot Rock is the fourth studio album by Sleater-Kinney, originally released on February 23, 1999 by Kill Rock Stars. It was produced by Roger Moutenot and recorded at Avast studio in Seattle, Washington in July 1998. The Hot Rock reached #181 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and #12 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, becoming the first Sleater-Kinney album to enter the charts. The Hot Rock appeared at #23 in The Village Voice’s “Pazz & Jop” critics’ poll for 1999. Similarly, Spin placed The Hot Rock at #18 in its list of “The Top 20 Albums of 1999”. In 2002, Rolling Stone ranked the album at #17 on its list of “Women in Rock: The 50 Essential Albums”.