Label: Kill Rock Stars
One of the riot grrrl generation's most affective debuts, Heavens to Betsy's only LP, 1994's Calculated, is fierce, menacing and quite uncalculated in its raw passion. Before forming Sleater-Kinney, singer-guitarist Corin Tucker honed her chops alongside bassist-drummer Tracy Sawyer with this impassioned, lo-fi, sludgy garage rock band that transports you directly into the tormented head of a young woman trying to make sense of sex, relationships and her hopes for changing the world. "No man is gonna rule my life," Tucker doggedly declares. No gloss here, just straight-up frankness and fury.