¡Viva Zapata!

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¡Viva Zapata!
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Studio album by 7 Year Bitch
Released June 28, 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Punk rock
Length 32:48
Label C/Z
Producer Jack Endino, 7 Year Bitch
7 Year Bitch chronology
Sick 'Em
(1992)Sick 'Em1992
¡Viva Zapata!
(1994)
Gato Negro
(1996)Gato Negro1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[2]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[3]
Robert Christgau (neither)[4]
Spin (favorable)[5]

¡Viva Zapata! is the second album by the American punk band 7 Year Bitch. It was released June 28, 1994 on Seattle-based C/Z Records, it was their first record to feature new guitarist Roisin Dunne who had replaced Stefanie Sargent in 1992. The album's title is in tribute to The Gits' vocalist, and friend of the group, Mia Zapata, who was raped and strangled to death in July 1993, some of the songs on this album relate to Zapata's murder directly (such as "M.I.A.", which encourages vigilante justice for her killer) as well as Sargent's death by drug overdose ("Rock A Bye").

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Vigil/Davis, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "The Scratch" 1:59
2. "Hip Like Junk" 3:50
3. "M.I.A." 3:54
4. "Derailed" 3:11
5. "Cat's Meow" 3:54
6. "Rock A Bye" 2:39
7. "It's Too Late" (Jim Carroll) 2:39
8. "Damn Good And Well" 1:59
9. "Kiss My Ass Goodbye" 2:53
10. "Icy Blue" 3:57
11. "Get Lit" (Vigil/Dunne) 1:53

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viva Zapata! Review". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (1994-05-26). "7 Year Bitch Viva Zapata! (Cruz)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-10-27. 
  3. ^ Ali, Lorraine (1994-06-12). "Summer Album Roundup: *** 7 Year Bitch, "Viva Zapata"; Atlantic/CZ". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-10-27. 
  4. ^ "CG: 7 Year Bitch". Robert Christgau. 
  5. ^ Stovall, Natasha (September 1994). SPIN. SPIN Media LLC. p. 137.