The Horror Honeys: Sci-Friday Jams - A 'Tank Girl' Double Feature!

Sci-Friday Jams - A 'Tank Girl' Double Feature!

"Listen up, cause I'm only telling you this once. I'm not bedtime story lady, so pay attention. It's 2033. The world is screwed now. You see, a while ago this humongous comet came crashing into the earth. Bam, total devastation. End of the world as we know it. No celebrities, no cable TV, no water. It hasn't rained in 11 years. Now 20 people gotta squeeze inside the same bathtub - so it ain't all bad."

If there is an alt-girl out there who didn't grow up worshiping Tank Girl, movie or comic, I don't know who she is. I was only 12 when the film starring Lori Petty came out, and thanks to my highly permissive childhood, I got to see the movie in theaters. I think my dad fell asleep, but I was in love: not just with Tank Girl, but with the amazing soundtrack. Not only did I immediately run out (okay, immediately ask my dad to drive me to Circuit City) and buy the Tank Girl album, but I started snatching up CDs from every artist included on it. I loved them all, but my favorites then (and now actually) were Björk and Veruca Salt. One was a band fronted by badass women and the other was a weird Icelandic pixie with style like I'd never seen. Tank Girl may have been bashed by critics and taken a solid decade to find any appreciation, but there is no question: it changed my life. 

This Sci-Friday, to celebrate Tank Girl and its influence on the Horror Honeys, we are doing a Honey Jam Double Feature of Björk's "Army of Me" and Veruca Salt's "Aurora." Enjoy, kiddos! ~RH

Note: Tank Girl is FINALLY on Netflix, so watch it if you never have! And Björk has a new album out, titled Vulnicura. 2015 is shaping up to be a fabulous year, darklings!