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Inspired with the emergence from the riot-grrrl movement spearheaded by rings like Bikini Eliminate, Bratmobile and Heavens to Betsy, singers/guitarists Carrie Brownstein and Becca Albee teamed with drummer CJ Phillips to create the Olympia, WA-based Reason 17 in 1993. Some compilation performances preceded the trio’s 1995 Eliminate Rock Superstars debut Such Close friends Are Harmful; a self-titled work for Chainsaw implemented later that calendar year, however in the wake of the split one with Lync, Reason 17 disbanded. Albee afterwards resurfaced in Motel No-Tell, while Brownstein increased to sustained heights as an associate of Sleater-Kinney.

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Full Name Excuse 17
Music Songs This Is Not Your Wedding Song, I'd Rather Eat Glass, The Drop Dead Look, Nervousness Never Fades, Forever Fired, Special Guest, Me, 5 Acres, She Wants 3-D, Decatur HS, Hope You Feel Bad, We're the Seniors, Vanishing Act, Cut and Dry, Two Faced, Code Red, Imaginary Friend, Break and Enter, Watchmaker, Groundhog's Day, Sevenwhateverteen, Designated Shutgun, Framed, Carson, Get Off, Despise
Albums Such Friends Are Dangerous, Excuse Seventeen, Excuse 17

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