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The Frumpies

The Frumpies were a lo-fi punk rock band formed in 1992 Olympia, Washington. The original line-up consisted of singers/guitarists Tobi Vail, Kathi Wilcox, and Billy Karren (all of whom were previously part of the legendary Riot Grrrl band Bikini Kill), and Bratmobile drummer Molly Neuman. Their debut was the 7-inch single Alien Summer Nights on the Chainsaw label. Babies and Bunnies was recorded in 1993, with future Make-Up and Weird War bassist Michelle Mae signing on long enough to record "Tommy Slich." After a two-year hiatus, the Frumpies reunited in 1996, soon releasing the album Eunuch Nights. The CD collection Frumpie One Piece assembled all of the band's previous singles. The group seemed to have disappeared after the 2000 EP release, "Frumpies Forever."