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"L7" is a rock music all-women band. The band was formed in 1985 by Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner, who were later joined by Jennifer Finch and Dee Plakas. They signed to Epitaph Records for their first album and to Sub Pop in 1989. The name is taken from a slang phrase from the 1950s which means "square," but is often mistaken for a reference to a sex position, also called "69". (The slang phrase "L7" can be heard in the classic Sam Sham & The Pharohs song "Wooly Bully" - "Don't you be L7, come and learn to dance, Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully!")

In 1991 the band formed Rock For Choice, a Pro-Choice women's rights group which was supported by other bands of that era, including Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against The Machine. Rock for Choice still exists and organizes concerts today.

Their 1992 album ''Bricks Are Heavy'', produced by Butch Vig, featured in Rolling Stone's May 1999 list of 'Essential recordings of the 1990s', and is widely considered their classic.

The band gained a certain amount of notoriety for ...

years active 1985 – 2000
country United States
music genre Alternative rock, Grunge music
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