April 18, 2018
- L7 “Pretend We’re Dead” Bricks Are Heavy (Slash Records) 1992
- Hole “Doll Parts” Live Through This (City Slang) 1994
- Jane’s Addiction “Been Caught Stealing” Ritual de lo habitual (Warner Bros.) 1990
- The Nymphs “Just One Happy Day” The Nymphs (Geffen Records) 1991
Where credit is due: Thumbnail photo by L7.
Craig Rosen is back at it folks, hosting another episode for ‘Guest Shot’ week! He tells an amazing L7 story that you DON’T want to miss.
FUN FACT: In an interview for SPIN in 2012, L7 vocalist Donita Sparks said that the idea for “Pretend We’re Dead” came while living in Echo Park, Los Angeles.
“I was heartbroken at the time. I was actually devastated. And the first thing that came to my mind was, “I just pretend that you’re dead.” And I didn’t mean it in a malicious way, not like I wanted him dead or anything, but I truly felt that the only way I could get through this was to pretend this guy was dead. I had to mourn him. And then immediately, in my mind, I’m like, I’m not writing that. It’s just not gonna happen. What about, “pretend we’re dead”? I liked that because that was a children’s game. And then it became kind of a commentary on Reagan/Bush–era apathy.”
Read the rest of the awesome interview here: https://www.spin.com/2012/03/l7-look-back-20-years-pretend-were-dead/