L7’s Donita Sparks discusses ‘hot in Bakersfield’ moment, beauty pageant sashes

Sometimes a band's success can't be measured in album sales. L.A.-based L7 is a case in point. Even though their albums never reached platinum certified status, L7's influence far outweighs that. The influence extends to other genres too as Prodigy covered “Fuel My Fire” on their 1997 album “Fat Of the Land.” “I think every band has their own recipe. I don’t think anyone has quite gotten our recipe,” explains L7 vocalist/guitarist Donita Sparks. Sparks also talks about her "hot in Bakersfield" moment and the band donning beauty pageant sashes to raise awareness about abortion clinics that were firebombed in 1993.