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Release Date: March 0, 2009
ISBN: 9781573443432
eISBN: 9781573445993

Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division

by Jon Ginoli

"We're the buttfuckers of rock-and-roll, We want to sock it to your hole!" With these words written in a notebook, Jon Ginoli sets off on a journey of self-discovery and musical passion to become the founding member of Pansy Division, the first out and proud queercore punk rock band to hit the semi-big time. Set against the changing decades of music, we follow the band from their inception in San Francisco, to their search for a music label and a permanent drummer to their current status as indie rock icons. We see the highs—touring with Green Day—and the lows—homophobic fans—of striving for acceptance and success in the world of rock. Replete with the requisite tales of sex, drugs, groupies, band fights and label battles, this rollicking memoir is also an impassioned account of staying true to the artistic vision of queer rock'n'roll.

 
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About the author Jon Ginoli
 
 

Jon Ginoli is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member of Pansy Division, a homocore punk rock band whose cd's include Undressed, Deflowered, Wish I'd Taken Pictures, and more. An Illinois native, he's played both dive bars and arenas, and his favorite color is purple. When not on tour with the band he lives and works in San Francisco.


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"Deflowered is a must if you’re a fan of Pansy Division... an entertaining summer read for any music fan, queer or otherwise."

-- Riley MacLeod Lambda Literary

"Deflowered is a no-holds-barred memoir of a take-no-prisoners band"

-- Jerry Wheeler, Out In Print

 

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