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There are multiple artists called The Gits: 1) A disbanded American punk rock band from Seattle Washington; and 2), an active Polish /Oi! band.

1) The Gits were an American band, formed in Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1986. Known for their part in the burgeoning Seattle music scene of the early 1990s, they were known for their fiery live performances. Members included singer Mia Zapata, guitarist Joe Spleen (born Andy Kessler), bassist Matt Dresdner and drummer Steve Moriarty. They dissolved in 1993 after the murder of Zapata.

During their existence, the band released two studio albums, one compilation of early recordings, one live recording, three 7” singles and appeared on various compilations. The band also recorded on a few independent labels, and released its two studio albums on C/Z Records. In 2003, each release in the band’s discography was remastered and expanded with bonus tracks on Broken Rekids.

Though the band never signed with a major label and never reached a mainstream audience, Zapata has nevertheless been cited as an influence by many female vocalists.

*Mia Zapata - vocals
*Joe Spleen - guitar
*Steve Moriarty - drums
*Matt Dresdner - bass guitar

album discography:

Frenching the Bully ( C/Z records)

Enter: The Conquering Chicken (C/Z - Broken)
1993 CD/LP

Kings & Queens ( Broken )
1995 (recorded 1988)

Seafish Louisville ( Broken )
2000 (recorded 1993 )

Best Of The Gits (Adrenalin)
2008 (various dates)

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  • red0moon

    Mia Zapata Vive Carajo!! [2] Seven Year Bitch!

    15 May 2:21pm Reply
  • red0moon


    15 May 2:16pm Reply
  • Greenish0range

    Mam nadzieję, że wyginiecie jak najprędzej, skini i ojowcy. Wypierdalać! (Do końca życia nie pojmę, którędy błądziły wasze myśli, kiedy połączyły grunge w jedno z hipisami). ¡Viva Zapata!

    30 Apr 8:34pm Reply
  • sarco_pl


    25 Mar 2:09pm Reply
  • UnsilentDeath

    Only its Mia @svarg-1349

    30 Jan 10:55am Reply
  • Svarg-1349

    Fine collective! One of the best that exists in the punk! To Maya imperishable memory.

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • wlk41

    Viva Zapata!

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Lost-Cherree

    ¡Viva Zapata! ♥

    16 May 2014 Reply
  • Gro_SPb

    Занятно, тупой бонхед пытается делать вид что шарит в музыке))

    9 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Atrox43

    ¡Viva Zapata!

    2 Apr 2014 Reply
  • zuku73

    Her voice was annoying, 10% match to punk rock/oi! style. Runolife, Polish Gits have more albums than murican with Zapata so stfu russianfucker and educate yourself before you write a comment.

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Gro_SPb

    Поляки бы еще нирваной назвались.

    14 Mar 2014 Reply
  • banditsko18


    10 Jan 2014 Reply
  • nothingcold

    Mia's voice is mind-blowing.

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ceniceroheart

    Viva Zapata!

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • lateralpazwalk


    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • violettte1

    eternal grunge queen <3

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • wretched-one

    MIA KATHERINE ZAPATA AUG. 25, 1965 - JULY 7, 1993 Cherished Daughter - Sister - Artist - Friend - Git It's been 20 years since the brutal murder of The Gits singer Mia Zapata. May she rest in peace.

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Leonardoshh

    Mia Zapata Vive Carajo!!

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • JoannadD

    Frenching the Bully is an amazing album and this comes from someone who isn't really into the grunge thing. And yes, Zapata's voice is impressive.

    6 May 2013 Reply
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