Donita Sparks is an American vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and creative director most notable for being the co-founder of the band L7. She also initiated, performed, and released original material with her solo project, the band Donita Sparks and The Stellar Moments.
GET READY!!! This week on the show Damian is joined by a legend: DONITA SPARKS of the godly L7! Listen in as the two discuss not fitting in & having to create your own scene, punk as an attitude. Also, the trials & tribulations of headlining the first Warped Tour.  NOT TO BE MISSED!  Also Touched On: Sisters with great taste Hearing the Ramones & finding your band Not liking bands that buy shit off the rack Punk or New Wave B-52s were crazier than the Cramps The Dead were a deal breaker Going to dance clubs in the Northside of Chicago Hating hardcore The LA art punk scene gives rise to L7 Opening for Bad Religion Redd Kross were true glam Not being a part of the hip LA scene Grunge up end rock Meeting Sub Pop Writing Shove Covering Bloodstains & turning it into the Mencies Anthem  The Dick Dale influence The half-step  Suicidal’s dirge Everyones is opening for the riot & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
L7 founder Donita Sparks dropped into the WFPK studio to talk with Kyle Meredith about the band's first album in 20 years, Scatter the Rats, particularly how the album balances big issues with humor. They also discuss the documentary that made their reunion a reality, how the band helped start Rock 4 Choice in the early '90s and its current fight today, signing to Blackheart Records, and, of course, their history with Joan Jett. Then, the two dial the clock back to '99 to get the story behind Slap-Happy, the band's final record before breaking up. Then, it's back to 1994 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hungry For Stink, which featured a song that would be covered by Prodigy on their Fat of the Land album, financially saving the band and leading to a moment where she gave a bouquet of flowers to the late Keith Flint and David Bowie. For information regarding your data privacy, visit --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
On the heels of their new album “Scatter The Rats” the legendary Donita Sparks of L7 stops by to talk about the band’s new album, their recent reunion and all about their long and turbulent history. So join Saucey, Odell and Donita for all the Fast and Frightening Podcasting we can Verbally Wargasm into your Stink Hungry EarHoles.
On today's episode, Matt and Bill chat with Donita Sparks of L7! They talk about meeting punk legends, L7's history of plane pranks and because this is the Hard Times Podcast, there's a stabbing story.  Be sure to check out our patreon to support The Hard Times
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Apr 8th, 1963
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3 hours, 29 minutes
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