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Kittie in Early 2000s: See Fun Throwback Photos From 'Spit' Era

All-female band changed the nu-metal game
kittie GETTY 2000 backstage UK 1, Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images
photograph by Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images

Kittie were just the wake-up call that the nu-metal era needed. Dropping less than year after the misogynistic conflagration of Woodstock '99, the Ontario band's first album, Spit, pretty much, well, spit right in the face of the scene's often regressive attitude toward women. The quartet's core sister duo of Morgan (vocals, guitar) and Mercedes Lander (drums) were just 17 and 15, respectively, when the band dropped its breakthrough debut; guitarist Fallon Bowman and bassist Talena Atfield (who didn't play on the album, but replaced OG bass player Tanya Candler before Spit's release) were also in their teens. The girls' young age made brash, riot-grrrl-infused cuts like "Do You Think I'm a Whore" and "Get Off (You Can Eat a Dick)" all the more shocking and impactful at the time.

As hard-hitting as they were on the record, Kittie brought it live, too. And they were tested on some of metal's biggest stages. They played Ozzfest 2000, with Ozzy, Pantera and more. They opened for Slipknot that same year on the North American leg of the Nine's first major headlining run, the World Domination Tour.

See Kittie raging and raising hell in the early 2000s below.

kittie GETTY 2000 backstage UK 2, Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images
photograph by Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images
kittie GETTY 2000 vegas, Scott Harrison/Liaison
photograph by Scott Harrison/Liaison
kittie GETTY 2000 OZZFEST LIVE, George De Sota/Liaison
photograph by George De Sota/Liaison
kittie GETTY OZZFEST 2000 signing, Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images
photograph by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images
kittie OZZFEST GETTY morgan lander 2000, Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images
photograph by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images
kittie Ozzfest GETTY 2000 talena, John Shearer/WireImage
photograph by John Shearer/WireImage
kittie GETTY 2001 posed 1, Mick Hutson/Redferns
photograph by Mick Hutson/Redferns
kittie GETTY 2001 posed 2, Mick Hutson/Redferns
photograph by Mick Hutson/Redferns
kittie GETTY 2001 posed 3, Mick Hutson/Redferns
photograph by Mick Hutson/Redferns
kittie GETTY LIVE 2002 fallon, Brigitte Engl/Redferns
photograph by Brigitte Engl/Redferns
kittie GETTY BACKSTAGE 2002, Mick Hutson/Redferns
photograph by Mick Hutson/Redferns
kittie LIVE UK GETTY 2001 1, Mick Hutson/Redferns
photograph by Mick Hutson/Redferns
kittie LIVE UK GETTY 2001 2, Mick Hutson/Redferns
photograph by Mick Hutson/Redferns