Helium existed at the nexus of riot grrrl sexual politics and meat-and-potatoes indie rock, yet never really caught on with either crowd. The pinnacle of their fame probably came when Beavis and Butt-Head called frontwoman/guitar heroine Mary Timony a ho while watching the “Pat’s Trick” video. (She’s driving a bulldozer while wearing a mini skirt.) Which is a shame, because legions of surly young women lost out on a potential goddess in Timony, whose complex fretwork was as stunning as her combative, feminist lyrics, often issued in a husky monotone. Even when she declares, “You are the most beautiful thing,” in “Pat’s Trick”, it sounds like a dangerous threat. —Amy Phillips
Bloodninja: I lick your earlobe, and undo your watch.
Sarah19fca: mmmm, okay.
Bloodninja: I take yo pants off, grunting like a troll.
Sarah19fca: Yeah I like it rough.
Bloodninja: I smack you thick booty.
Sarah19fca: Oh yeah, that feels good.
Bloodninja: Smack, Smack, yeeeaahhh.
Bloodninja: I make some toast and eat it off your ass. Land O’ Lakes butter all in your crack. Mmmm.
Sarah19fca: you like that?
Bloodninja: I peel some bananas.
Sarah19fca: Oh, what are you gonna do with those?
Bloodninja: get me peanuts. Peanuts from the ballpark.
Bloodninja: Ken Griffey Jr. Yeaaaaahhh.
Sarah19fca: What are you talking about?
Bloodninja: I’m spent, I jump down into the alley and smoke a fatty. I throw rocks at the cats.
Sarah19fca: This is stupid.
Bloodninja: Stone Cold Steve Austin gives me some beer.
Bloodninja: Wanna Wrestle Stone Cold?
Bloodninja: Its cool stone cold she was a bitch anyway.
Bloodninja: We get on harleys and ride into the sunset.