Six More Best LGBT Punk Bands
Chainlink 'cocks: Phil Barker (left), Tony Barber, Pete Shelley, and Steve Diggle.
A couple of weeks ago, I offered a list of ten LGBT punk bands using my usual scientific approach that meets my memory's criteria. While I fervently appreciate all of your clicks on the blog, I also appreciate those who took the time to jog my memory with some obvious choices that were left out of the proceedings. We here at County Grind aim to please, and today we will correctify all wrong-doings by offering six more LGBT bands of your suggesting!
Last time I got a little cheeky and threw Madonna into the list as a bonus, in today's blog I promise no such nonsense, I've been warned sternly by my handlers and Madge's people. There is a time and place for cheekiness and County Grind is not one for such shenanigans. No siree! We strive for a little humor and musical journeys you might not undertake on your own, we certainly mean no disrespect.
1. The Buzzcocks - "What Do I Get?"
Britain's Buzzcocks have been at it since 1976 (with a slight pause in the '80s) and their buzzy guitar-driven pop-punk has been an influence on many. Pete Shelley's 1981 single "Homosapien" is a gay disco classic. C'mon now! "Homo superior in my interior?" Classic.
2. Hunx and His Punx - "Lover's Lane"
Hunx and His Punx are on the contemporary tip working off the Ramones' influence as filtered through the gold lamé goggles of the 1960s girl groups. Fun, jangly and as queer as a three dollar bill, Hunx was actually in competition with Pool Party's Creep Guirdo for "Sexiest Man Alive," which ended in a dead heat.