Free Kitten

Free Kitten is an American alternative rock band formed by Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Pussy Galore's Julie Cafritz. Originally performing as Kitten, they changed their name after receiving threats of legal action by a heavy metal singer performing under the same name. Boredoms member Yoshimi P-We took up drums, and Pavement's Mark Ibold joined later on as bassist.[1] They have released a handful of albums and singles, mainly on label Kill Rock Stars, including a remix 12" featuring DJ Spooky. They toured on 1993's Lollapalooza. A studio album, 2008's Inherit, on Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace label, is the group's most recently available.

Free Kitten
Free Kitten (1993)
Background information
OriginNew York City, New York, United States
GenresAlternative rock, indie rock
Years active1992–1997, 2007–present
LabelsWiiija, Kill Rock Stars, Ecstatic Peace
WebsiteFree Kitten at Ecstatic Peace
MembersKim Gordon
Julie Cafritz
Yoshimi P-We
Past membersDJ Spooky
Mark Ibold



Title Release Date Label
Unboxed 1994 Wiiija
Nice Ass 1995 Kill Rock Stars
Sentimental Education 1997 Kill Rock Stars
Inherit 2008 Ecstatic Peace


Title Release Date Label
Straight Up (as Kitten) 1992 Pearl Necklace[2]
Call Now 1992 Ecstatic Peace
Punks Suing Punks 1996 Kill Rock Stars


Year Title Label
1992 "Yoshimi Vs. Mascis" split Time Bomb
1993 "Oh Bondage Up Yours!" Sympathy for the Record Industry
1993 "Lick!" In The Red
1993 "Special Groupie" SOS
1994 "Sex Boy" Radiation
1994 "Harvest Spoon" Wiiija
1997 "Chinatown Express" Kill Rock Stars
2008 "Seasick" Ecstatic Peace


  1. Raha, Maria (2005). Cinderella's Big Score. Seal Press. p. 137.
  2. Pearl Necklace discography at Discogs