"Because they have these crazy tunes, there's a tendency for people to reduce them to that, there's much more to it. Their songs follow them through all of their emotions and moods, so it's definitely very human and broader."
Being exposed to DiFranco's audience has been particularly valuable to B&A, as their opportunities to be heard are limited. Regarding radio airplay, Animal says wryly, "I think our whole CD is banned."
The duo frequently employs humor in its lyrics and stage banter to help compensate for the pain of being viewed as different. Although, truthfully, they're pretty well-adjusted.
Animal says Bitch taught her to be less apprehensive about what other people will think of her. "I used to be so tense, because I got harassed a lot in Chicago," Animal says. Down in the South, where people thought she was a man, "I'd get yelled at for going in the wrong restroom."