Ten Best Girl Bands Ever

Holy mother of period-prone angst, you guys.

Veruca Salt just got back together and performed for the first time in 18 years on Conan. We were immediately transported to that time when we were 10 and our mom bought us the Eight Arms to Hold You cassette, with the warning not to play it at our friend's houses because there was cursing.

That record changed our lives. We were growing up into little women, looking for the world of rock 'n' roll to save us, but our wide, expectant eyes met only the starshine of men. Some of them were androgynous, but being an androgynous man isn't the same as having a real vagina.

We needed more female rock idols, and Veruca Salt was our first taste of that fem ferocity. Of course, we soon realized there are tons of kick-ass girl bands, especially during the glory days of the '90s. Here are some of our favorites.

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.