Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Queers RAWK

Joe King might be the only man left in America who understands punk rock.

OK, y'all calm down, I'll wait.

The Queers make PRETTY SONGS and they make them defiantly, and they reference the Beach Boys, and they don't apologize to you, to me, to anyone. They make gritty bubblegum that you'll sing along with whether you want to or not.

I think that's Punk As Fuck. So do they.

They took the Beach Boys and the Ramones and they smashed them together in a confessional, ironic, knowing way.

Joe King's sister's a novelist. At least memoirist. Look it up. The fambly ain't dumb.

Go see this band at the Hi-Note Lounge next Friday. It will make you a beter person, like Jesus and tofu.


Tom Clancy said...

Wow, had no idea they're from one town over. Any recommendation on a first album? You owe me something because I clicked on that Youtube link and made the mistake of reading the comments about Avril being punk and Sum 41 being "one of the most influencial punk rock bands nowadays!!!"

Scott said...

I agree, wholeheartedly. In fact, they're playing here in Dallas on Monday. I need to go. Maybe (just maybe) they're poppy enough that I can convince my SO to join me.

Thanks for the reminder. I need to send some text messages to find out if anyone else I know is going.

Bitter Old Punk said...

tom clancy -- I'd recommend that you start with "Love Songs for the Retarded", then maybe "Punk Rock Confidential". My post was inspired by listening to their newest record, "Munki Brain".

And if I were responsible for YouTube comments I'd hang myself by my own intestines. :)

scott -- play your SO the new record, especially the last song, "Brian Wilson". It's really, really poppy and sha-la-la pretty.