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Sympathy – Sleater-Kinney

Credit: Andrew Benge / Redferns / Getty Images
Credit: Andrew Benge / Redferns / Getty Images

Sleater-Kinney aren’t just a radically feminist riot grrl band. They’re also moms (and moms who rock super hard, at that). Corin Tucker penned the outfit’s song "Sympathy" about her son Marshall Tucker Bangs, who was born nine weeks premature. The song appears on their politically charged album One Beat, which sees Tucker wearing a Marshall Tucker Band T-shirt in the CD booklet.

"It was one of those jokes my husband and I had. We just joked, ‘It would be funny to name a kid Marshall Tucker Bangs.’ But then I felt, ‘Hey, I really like the name Marshall.’" she told Rolling Stone.