Girl Germs

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'''Girl Germs''' was a [[Cut and Paste|cut and paste]] [[zine]] created by [[Allison Wolfe]] and [[Molly Neuman]], both members of the band Bratmobile.
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[[Image:Girlgerms1.jpg|frame|'''Girl Germs''' <br>Issue 1]]
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Published just before [[Riot Grrrl]] truly emerged, it helped pave the way for this movement, along with other proto-Riot Grrrl zines such as [[Tobi Vail]]'s [[Jigsaw]] and [[Bikini Kill]] by Vail, [[Kathi Wilcox]] and [[Kathleen Hanna]].  
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'''Girl Germs''' was a zine created by [[Allison Wolfe]] and [[Molly Neuman]], both members of the band Bratmobile.
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Contributors to '''Girl Germs''' included [[Erin Smith]] (also of Bratmobile and co-editor of the zine [[Teenage Gang Debs]]); Sue P. Fox; Kathleen Hanna; Jean Smith, of the band Mecca Normal; the editors of [[Double Bill]], [[Caroline Azar]], [[Jena von Brucker]], [[G.B. Jones]], Johnny Noxzema and Rex; [[Jen Smith]] (editor of [[Red Rover]]); and Kaia Wilson. Groups interviewed by '''Girl Germs''' included Calamity Jane, Unrest, 7 Year Bitch, Jawbox and Fastbacks.
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The two editors met at the University of Oregon and soon teamed up to create ''Girl Germs''. It was a cut and paste photocopied publication of which five issues were released. Published just before [[Riot Grrrl]] truly emerged, it helped pave the way for this movement, along with other proto-Riot Grrrl zines such as [[Tobi Vail]]'s [[Jigsaw]] and [[Bikini Kill]] by Vail, Kathi Wilcox and [[Kathleen Hanna]].  
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Both Wolfe and Neuman also published the zine [[riot grrrl (zine)|riot grrrl]].
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Contributors to ''Girl Germs'' included [[Erin Smith]] (also of Bratmobile and co-editor of the zine [[Teenage Gang Debs]]); Sue P. Fox; Kathleen Hanna; Jean Smith, of the band Mecca Normal; the editors of [[Double Bill]], [[Caroline Azar]], [[Jena von Brucker]], [[G.B. Jones]], [[Johnny Noxzema]] and Rex; [[Jen Smith]] (editor of [[Red Rover]]); and Kaia Wilson. Groups interviewed by ''Girl Germs'' included Calamity Jane, Unrest, 7 Year Bitch, Jawbox and Fastbacks.
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[[Category:Zine]] [[Category:Riot Grrrl]] [[Category:Punk]] [[Category:1990's publications]]
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Molly Neuman also published the zine [[riot grrrl (zine)|riot grrrl]], and Allison Wolfe was a contributor.
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==Archives==
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Archives that have copies of ''Girl Germs'':
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* [http://clio.cul.columbia.edu:7018/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=4790344 Barnard Library Zine Collection, New York City]
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* [http://www.glbthistory.org/ GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco, California]
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* [http://www.iprc.org The Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Oregon]
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* [http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/bingham/zines/item/bwzzn01001/ Sarah Dyer Zine Collection at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina]
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*[http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/spec-coll/msc/ToMsC900/MsC878/wolfesarahandjenzines.html Sarah and Jen Wolfe Zine Collection at The University of Iowa Libraries]
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*[http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss356_list.html Sophia Smith Zine Collection at Smith College]
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[[Category:Zine]] [[Category:Riot Grrrl]] [[Category:Punk]] [[Category:1990's publications]][[category:Zines from the U.S.A.]]
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[[Category:Sophia Smith Zine Collection]]
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[[Category:Sarah and Jen Wolfe Zine Collection]]

Revision as of 06:33, 7 August 2012

Girl Germs Issue 1
Girl Germs
Issue 1

Girl Germs was a zine created by Allison Wolfe and Molly Neuman, both members of the band Bratmobile.

The two editors met at the University of Oregon and soon teamed up to create Girl Germs. It was a cut and paste photocopied publication of which five issues were released. Published just before Riot Grrrl truly emerged, it helped pave the way for this movement, along with other proto-Riot Grrrl zines such as Tobi Vail's Jigsaw and Bikini Kill by Vail, Kathi Wilcox and Kathleen Hanna.

Contributors to Girl Germs included Erin Smith (also of Bratmobile and co-editor of the zine Teenage Gang Debs); Sue P. Fox; Kathleen Hanna; Jean Smith, of the band Mecca Normal; the editors of Double Bill, Caroline Azar, Jena von Brucker, G.B. Jones, Johnny Noxzema and Rex; Jen Smith (editor of Red Rover); and Kaia Wilson. Groups interviewed by Girl Germs included Calamity Jane, Unrest, 7 Year Bitch, Jawbox and Fastbacks.

Molly Neuman also published the zine riot grrrl, and Allison Wolfe was a contributor.

Archives

Archives that have copies of Girl Germs:

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