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Viva Zapata!

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Viva Zapata!

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
C/Z
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A

This gut-wrenching response to the drug and alcohol-related death of Stephanie Sargent, the guitarist for this all-female Seattle-based band,as well as to the unsolved murder of friend Mia Zapata of the Gits,is a howl of truth and clarity perhaps rivaled only by Allen Ginsberg. Viva Zapata!is a moving acknowledgment of excruciating loss and a sheer celebration of life. Its driving yet grunge-free riffs and insistent but screech-free feminism also make it rather revolutionary. A