Cootie Platoon
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Cootie Platoon

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Northwest Kicked in the Nuts Comp - Last Chance Records
MonkeyBusiness 2 Comp - Green Door Records
Cootie Platoon Sicky Sweet - Velvet Hand Records



Cootie Platoon's story: Cootie Platoons genesis has been lost to the murky depths of history. All we can offer is that it involved lots of beer, cigarettes, and rock. Since that time, Cootie Platoon has been written up in all the local and not-so local rags, and has been played on too many college radio stations to list. You can find our work on the following compilations: Northwest Kicked In The Nuts ( Last Chance Records) and Monkey Business III ( Groovie Ghoulies, Green Door Records). Melodie Beirwagen - A Portland native, she began playing in bands right after high school, beginning as the keyboard player for punk freaks Velveteen Amoeba. After that madness came to an end, she and other Amoebas carried on as The Plague ( Melodie on bass ), The Devastatements ( Melodie on drums ), and The Die Jobs ( again on drums ). Around the turn of the century, Melodie started an all-girl band called The Tourettes, this time playing guitar. Meeting up with Rico spawned Cootie Platoon in 2001. Rico De Guyo - Veteran of the San Francisco Bay Area scene. Rico rocked with The Spit Muffins ( San Jose, CA ), San Francisco's White Trash Debutantes, and Candyass ( with East Bay Ray of The Dead Kennedys ). After being asked to leave San Francisco, Rico moved to Portland, OR and formed Reverse Cowgirl. That lasted almost 2 years, until he met Melodie in 2001, and Cootie Platoon was born. Kristin Bartkowski - Like, Oh My God! We've got a valley girl playing drums. From Riverside, CA ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Kristin. Kristin is a very recent transplant to Portland, and we got her first. She played with Killing Zoe, Future Primative, Get The Girl, The Walker Trio, and The Cosmic Creeps. She says she loves tropical Portland and will never leave. We hope not.