There are multiple artists called The Gits: 1) A disbanded American punk rock band from Seattle Washington; and 2), an active Polish skinhead rock/Oi! band. 1) The Gits were an American punk rock band, formed in Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1986. Known for their part in the burgeoning Seattle music scene of the early 1990s, they were known for their fiery live performances. Members included singer Mia Zapata, guitarist Joe Spleen (born Andy Kessler), bassist Matt Dresdner and drummer Steve Moriarty. They dissolved in 1993 after the murder of Zapata.
1) The Gits were an American punk rock band, formed in Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1986. Known for their part in the burgeoning Seattle music scene of the early 1990s, they were known for their fiery live performances. Members included singer Mia Zapata, guitarist Joe Spleen (born Andy Kessler), bassist Matt Dresdner and drummer Steve Moriarty. They dissolved in 1993 after the murder of Zapata.
During their existence, the band released two studio albums, one compilation of early recordings, one live recording, three 7" singles and appeared on various compilations. The band also recorded on a few independent labels, and released its two studio albums on C/Z Records. In 2003, each release in the band's discography was remastered and expanded with bonus tracks on Broken Rekids.
Though the band never signed with a major label and never reached a mainstream audience, Zapata has nevertheless been cited as an influence by many female vocalists.
*Mia Zapata - vocals
*Joe Spleen - guitar
*Steve Moriarty - drums
*Matt Dresdner - bass guitar
Frenching the Bully ( C/Z records)
Enter: The Conquering Chicken (C/Z - Broken)
Kings & Queens ( Broken )
1995 (recorded 1988)
Seafish Louisville ( Broken )
2000 (recorded 1993 )
Best Of The Gits (Adrenalin)
2008 (various dates)
2) Another group called The Gits are a skinhead rock/Oi! band from Lublin, Poland, founded in 1992 as Surowa Generacja (raw generation), and renamed to The Gits in 1998. This band is in no way related to the original Seattle "The Gits".
As Surowa Generacja:
Skinheads, 1995 Fan Records (6-band compilation)
Wojownicy Ulicy, 1996 Fan Records
Rock Przeciwko Komunizmowi, 1997 Hard Records Prod (5-band compilation)
We Will Never Die! Vol. 1, 1998 Nordisc (14-band compilation)
Nie jeste? jednym z nas!, 1998 Fan Records
As The Gits:
We Will Never Die! Vol.2, 1999 Nordisc (15-band compilation)
Never say die! vol. 2, 2000 Sick Mind Records (12-band compilation)
East Side Stories, 2000 Nordisc
Chuliga?ski Trud, 2000 Fan Records
Gits & Guts, 2002 Nordisc
Papierowa Dziewczyna, 2002 NSR
As Pure As Vodka, 2003 R.A.C. Records
Tak Czyste Jak Polska W?dka, 2003 Od?am Skiny
Holiday in Majdanek, 2003 Strong Survive Records
Muzyka dla elity!, 2003 Olifant Records (split with Sztorm 68)
Polish Your Boots!, 2004 Strong Survive Records (split with Retaliator)
Muzyka Ulicy - Muzyka Dla Mas Vol. 1, 2004 Olifant Records (20-band compilation)
Muzyka Ulicy - Muzyka Dla Mas Vol. 2, 2004 Olifant Records (22-band compilation)
G?os S?owia?skiej Dumy Vol. III, 2004 Strong Survive Records (20-band compilation)
Polska Gola!, 2006 Olifant Records (12-band compilation)
Day Of The Rope vol. 2, 2006 Strong Survive Records (17-band compilation)
oi! pro patria vol. 1, 2009 Olifant Records (split with all bandits)
From The East to The West, 2009 Strong Survive Records (split with Kill Baby, Kill)
Most songs were originally done in their native Polish but they subsequently released two albums, one in English and one in Polish of the same songs (the English version called As Pure As Polish Vodka' and the Polish version called 'Holiday In Majdanek') in the year 2003. The band has been working on lots of split albums with Western Oi! and RAC bands as well, thus also releasing a lot in English these days.