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King and Queens

by The Gits

Seattle based Blues-Punk with legendary vocalist Mia Zapata.
Genre: Rock: Punk
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1. Eleven THE GITS
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2. Cut My Skin It Makes Me Human THE GITS
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4. Running THE GITS
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5. Look Right Through Me THE GITS
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6. It All Dies Anyway THE GITS
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7. Monsters THE GITS
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8. It Doesn't Matter THE GITS
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9. Snivelling Little Rat Faced Git THE GITS
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10. Still You Don't Know What its Like THE GITS
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11. Tempt Me THE GITS
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12. Gitstrumental THE GITS
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13. Kings and Queens THE GITS
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14. Ain't Got No Right THE GITS
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15. Loose THE GITS
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16. Graveyard Blues THE GITS
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Album Notes
This recording of THE GITS was made in Ohio in 1988 before their emigration to Seattle. It was recorded in a studio in one take to two stereo tracks. 100 cassettes were produced and sold in a matter of days. After the murder of Gits front-woman Mia Zapata, the band decided to release this early recording.

It shows a musical depth and feeling not heard very often in punk music. It showcases Mia Zapata's vocal range and ability to improvise like a great blues singer.

I recommend it to anyone new to the music of THE GITS, or those wanting to delve deeper into the musical contributions of THE GITS or Zapata as an artist.


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Simply Amazing
" The Gits-King and Queens" is possibly the best album I've ever heard in my life. It just has this great combination of different styles of music, and Mia's voice is just so amazing. I highly suggest this album.


Worth buying for 'Graveyard Blues' alone.
Agree with Andy--Frenching the Bully has better versions of some songs, but admirers of this band should have these original recordings, too. I wanted this CD for Mia's and the band's haunting cover of the Bessie Smith song at the end. The vocals and the music of The Gits are habit-forming!

Robin Rice Lichtig

Ordered to enjoy the music and also to SAVE ANTIOCH!


Love at first listen
It was love at first listen . "Kings and Queens"( "Private Lubs " when I first heard cuts from this masterpiece in 1989-90 )is a perfect storm of rock and roll . It captures the rawness of the first take and melds it with great lyrics, goosebump inducing vocals, great hooks, and styles ranging from blues to pop to punk .

My personal favorites are " It All Dies Anyway " ," Look Right Through Me" , " Cut My Skin It Makes Me Human " ,and "Graveyard Blues" . The haunting lyrics of " Graveyard Blues" coupled with the spare piano never cease to send chills up my spine.


Andy Veres

excellent addition to the gits catalogue
This was the last of the Gits' albums that I bought, and it was well worth the money. The last reviewer was right, the album is rougher, but the rawness definitely enhances the music. While I like the versions of "Cut My Skin..." and "It all dies anyway" from "Frenching the Bully" more, these alternate versions are great. The cover of Bessie Smith's "Graveyard Blues" is a must hear, and is worth even more than they charge for the cd by itself.


raw, real, and it should be
just got this cd along with the rest of the gits glad they released this early material. mia's performance of "graveyard blues" is absolutely stunning and worth buying the cd for this track only. it just so happens the rest of the cd fucking rocks as well. RIP Mia...

steve hickman

Kings and Queens,a brilliant album,Mia`s voice sends shivers down your back,such a loss to music,yet again there is`nt much of that around these days,The Gits are getting a nice little fan base where i live,also i have mention what a great site CD Baby is.I will be buying the dvd shortly,but i must finish by saying i have got all the Gits cds and love them all.


How could such a young band be so good?
This CD sounds a little rough at times, especially "Graveyard Blues," but it's not a bad thing. I also like the little bit of dialogue on that track. This CD has good songs all the way through. "Kings and Queens" is probably the best relationship song to me. Knowing you need to leave, but having to convince yourself... "now I am my only war." "Look Right Through Me" is so beautiful because of the voice. It's like "Madame Butterfly", beautiful even though I can't understand a lot of the words. "Tempt Me" has such a good sound, I might have my lab partner teach me drums so I can play it.