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The Gits Documentary Movie – Mia Zapata, The Band And More

Tweet Mia Zapata’s band called themselves the Gits. The name was shortened from the original Snivelling Little Rat Faced Gits, a phrase taken from a famous skit by Monty Python. They really were her band since she was the singer, songwriter, and front- woman. Her voice was a distinctive, strong, almost bluesy instrument, and the band was  centered around her. In the growing Seattle music scene of the early 1990s, the Gits thrived after the move from the more provincial Ohio. They quickly established a fan following due to their energetic shows and creative musical abilities. They began recording as … Continue reading

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The Gits Tragedy: 27 Club Member Mia Zapata Death, Murder

Tweet Mia Zapata was murdered on July 7, 1993 at the age of 27 years and 316 days old. She was the last musician to become a member of the 27 club before Kurt Cobain, and ironically they died in the same city. She was a member of a band called The Gits, and was a guitarist, singer and songwriter. Zapata was born in Kentucky and was a prodigy of sorts, playing piano and guitar by the age of 9. She attended Antioch College in Ohio, and it was there that she formed the band with 3 other friends in … Continue reading

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