8 Hours of Queercore Music and Interviews!
This show's been a long time coming, and is overdue, as I've never devoted an entire show to Queercore, Homocore, gay punk, or whatever you choose to call it…and those are elusive terms at best. Jon Ginoli was the catalyst. I've been a long-time fan of Pansy Division and last January when I heard that there would be a new CD, new film and Jon's book all released together this Spring, I knew this was the time. Fortunately Jon's book tour made a stop in Houston in May,
so I was able to cajole him to stop by my house for an extensive interview.

And last January I also sounded out my friend Larry Bob, of HolyTitclamps.com, on the project, and he's been of immense help in recommending artists and songs (and providing songs) and on gee, what is queercore? He knew of my fascination with the JD's Top Ten Homocore Hit Parade Tape, and got me in contact with GB Jones, who graciously agreed to an interview about the tape, and JD's…the zine she and Bruce LaBruce created that sparked the genre of Queercore…and of course her pioneering band Fifth Column. And for everyone who's ever researched Queercore and learned about that famous JD's Tape, well, this is their chance to hear every song that appeared on it, and many more featured in the zine during its 6-year run.

It took five segments to do justice to the interviews with Jon and GB, but I could not stop there. There are three more focusing on, if you will, the core of Queercore…the bands that came out in the early 90s, some later bands and early influences. Of course the choices are subjective, but having the bulk of the show as internet-only allowed me the chance to do what I could never to on my broadcast show, to not worry about the language that gives punk music its spirit and joy.

Oh, yeah, the background graphic is a real page from JD's zine, with some additional graphics.
I thought it just right to capture a flavor of the early Queercore culture.

Jon Ginoli was the founder of Pansy Division and Part 1 starts off with the radio version of the interview, and Parts 2 & 3 continue, talking about all those songs I just cannot play on broadcast radio. Parts 4 to 6 are Queercore in general, and Part 5 starts the GB Jones interview, digging deep into the story of JD's zine and the queer punk music. Part 6 wraps it up with GB talking about the band Fifth Column.

Of course additional pages are featured, showing photos of the artists and recordings for the different sections.

And, as there are so many artists on this show, instead of a separate Links section
I'm providing their site links, if known, as links to their names on the playlists.
Pansy Division
Queercore
Part 1 - 57:58 min

Pansy Division - Fem in a Black Leather Jacket (1993)
Jon Ginoli Interview (2009)
The Outnumbered - I Feel So Sorry Now (1985)
Pansy Division - Fem in a Black Leather Jacket (1991)
Pansy Division - I Can't Sleep (1995)
Pansy Division - Cowboys Are Frequently
Secretly Fond of Each Other (1995)
Pansy Division - Vanilla (1996)
Pansy Division - I Really Wanted You (1996)
Pansy Division - Manada (1997)
Pansy Division - He Could Be the One (1997)
Pansy Division - Luv Luv Luv (1998)

Part 2 - 55:46

Pansy Division - Bunnies (1993)
Common Thread Community Chorus - Luv Luv Luv (2009)
Pansy Division - Cocksucker Club (1993)
Pansy Division - Anthem (1993)
Pansy Division - Rock & Roll Queer Bar (1991)
Pansy Division - Groovy Underwear (1994)
Outnumbered - I Feel So Sorry Now (1985)/
Pansy Division - Homo Christmas (1995)
Pansy Division - Fuck Buddy (1995)
Pansy Division - Real Men (1995)
Pansy Division - Bill & Ted's Homosexual Adventure (1995)
Pansy Division - Sidewalk Sale (1996)
Pansy Division - Hibernia Beach (1996)
Pansy Division - Son of a Preacher Man (1995)
Pansy Division - Dick of Death (1996)
Pansy Division - Negative Queen (Stripped Bare) (1997)
Pansy Division - Breaking the Law (1997)
Pansy Division - Bad Boyfriend (1998)

Part 3 - 56:57

Pansy Division Film Trailer (2009)
Pansy Division - Coming Clean (2004)
Pansy Division - Who Treats You Right (2003)
Pansy Division - Pat Me On the Ass (2009)
Pansy Division - No Protection (2003)
Pansy Division - He Whipped My Ass In Tennis,
and I Fucked His Ass In Bed (2002, live)
Pansy Division - Your Loss (2004)
Pansy Division - I Know Your Type (2004)
Pansy Division - I Can Make You A Man (2003)
Pansy Division - Smells Like Queer Spirit (1995)
Pre Basso Continuo - You Don't Have To Be Gay
To Like Pansy Division (But It Helps)
Tim Cain - Fem In A Black Leather Jacket (2009)
Pansy Division - Twinkie Twinkie Little Star (2009)
Pansy Division - Obsessed With Me (2009)
Pansy Division - You'll See Them Again (2009)
Pansy Division - That's So Gay (2009)
Pansy Division - Some of My Best Friends (2009)
Pansy Division - 20 Years of Cock (2009)

Pansy Division, latest line-up

www.PansyDivision.com

Part 4 - 58:07

Tribe 8 - Manipulate (1992)
Jon Ginoli comments (2009)
Tribe 8 - Wrong Bathroom (1996)
Tribe 8 - Tranny Chaser (1996)
Bikini Kill - Suck My Left One (1992)
Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl (1993)
7 Year Bitch - Dead Men Don't Rape (1992)
Power Snatch - Booty Go (1993)
Swine King - All Broke Down (1993)
Hyperdrive Kittens - Rock 'N Roll Drag Queen (1993)
Mukilteo Fairies - Queer Enough For You (1993)
Limp Wrist - I Love Hardcore Boys,
I Love Boys Hardcore (2000)
Limp Wrist - The Ode (2002)
Vaginal Davis - Queens Make the World Go Round
PME - Closet Case (1991)
Glen Meadmore - Boy Like You (1991)
God Is My Co-Pilot - Out In The Streets (1992)
God Is My Co-Pilot - Queer Disco Anthem (1995)
Halflings - Oi Oi We Fuck Boys (1997)
Mouthfull - 16 (1993)
Homomilitia - Homofobia (1997)
Decembrists - Heterosexual Panic (1997)
The Parasites - Letdown (1993)

Part 5 - 59:02

Team Dresch - Fagetarian and Dyke (1994)
Team Dresch - Uncle Phranc (1995)
Excuse 17 - Forever Fired (1995)
Heavens to Betsy - Get Out of My Head (1995)
Sleater-Kinney - I'm Not Waiting (1996)
Sleater-Kinney - One More Hour (1997)
The Butchies - The Galaxy Is Gay (1998)
The Butchies - Sex (I'm a Lesbian) (1999)
The Vegas Beat - Pitfall (1994)
Kicking Giant - Lucky (1994)
The Need - Girl Flavor Gum (1999)
The Need - Rim Me Isabella (1997)
Cheesecake - Straight Girl Soundtrack (1994)
Fagbash - Another Freak Out (1993)
Fagatron - Asskickatron (1998)
Go - Section 28 (1991)
Go - Fear of a Gay Planet (1991)
Sally Strugglers - Big Boy (1996)
Huggy Bear - Pansy Twist (1994)
Scott Free - Just Don't Touch Me (1997)
Victim's Family - Homophobia (1986)
Extra Fancy - What I Have (1996)

Part 6 - 58:08

Third Sex - Love in the Basement (1996)
Sta-Prest - Double Your Chances for a Date (1995)
Boy's Entrance - Queer Punk Folder #2 (1998)
Best Revenge - Cockring for Christmas (2000)
Best Revenge - Punk Rock Fag (2002)
Mavis's - Do You Have a Brother (1996)
Ste McCabe - Hate Mail (2008)
Superchunk - Train From Kansas City (1989)
Slojack - Let Me Be (1997)
Nip Drivers - Nips Get Pissed (1984)
Nip Drivers - Quentin (1984)
Mighty Spincter - Fag Bar (1984)
Bazooka Joe - We Are Everywhere (1988)
Sparkmarker - Tom Foolery (1997)
Skinjobs - Might As Well Be You (2002)
Tough Tough Skin - Manwhore (2008)
Tough Tough Skin - Stranger Danger (2008)
CWA - Chickenhawk (1995)
CWA - Only Straight Girls Wear Dresses (1995)
Sister George - Handle Bar (1995)
Sister George - 100 x no (1995)

GB Jones Interview
Part 7 - 64:50

Nikki Parasite - Male Call (1985)
GB Jones Interview (2009)
Fifth Column - Fairview Mall Story (1985)
Aryan Disgrace - Faggot in the Family (1983)
Angry Samoans - Homo-sexual (1982)
Zuzu's Petals - Bert (1985)
Big Man - Too Scared to Be Queer (~1985)
Toilet Slaves - Toilet Slave Trouble (~1985)
Nikki Parasite - Male Call (Reprise, 1985)
Bomb - Be a Fag (1989)
No Brain Cells - I'm Queer (mid-80s)
Robt Omlit - Bang (mid-80s)
Gorse - Tell Me Why (mid-80s)
The Apostles - To Hell With Leviticus (1986)
The Cheifs - (At the Beach At) Tower 18 (1980)
Ugly Americans - Weenie Man (1985)
Ugly Americans - Homophobia (1985)
Dicks - Off-Duty Sailor (1985)

Part 8 - 67:44

Fifth Column - Don't (1994)
GB Jones Interview (2009)
Fifth Column - Hit the Dirt (from "Urban Scorch," 1982)
Fifth Column - Boy/Girl (1983)
Fifth Column - To Sir With Hate (1985)
Fifth Column - Like This (1990)
Fifth Column - All Women Are Bitches (1994)
Lesbians on Ecstacy - Bitchsy (Kids on TV remix) (2006)
Fifth Column - Donna (1994)
Anti Scrunti Faction - Slave to My Estrogen (1986)
Comrades In Arms - Stonewall Was a Riot (1990)
The Apostles - Forbidden Love (1989)
Academy 23 - The Boy Next Door (1989)
Academy 23 - Gay and Proud (1991)
Fifth Column - I Love You But (1995)
Fifth Column - Yo Yo (1991)
Fifth Column - Imbecile (2002)

 

Fifth Column with Bruce La Bruce

Fifth Column with Bruce LaBruce

 

Larry-Bob

Above, my friend and Queercore consultant Larry-Bob. Click on him to visit his site.

Other sites you should know:

Homocore

Queer Zine Archive Project

Kill Rock Stars

Chainsaw Records

List of Queercore Bands

Wikipedia article on Queercore

PD magnet

the book  the DVD

I highly recommend both the book and the DVD