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2012 Winers - The Dicks

    

 


 

One of the First Openly Gay Hardcore Singers

Texas sprouted one of the weirdest hardcore scenes in the 80s with the Dicks, MDC, Big Boys, Really Red, and Butthole Surfers.

Gary Floyd of the Dicks was one of the biggest characters in a very wild scene. The Butthole Surfers even wrote a song about him Gary Floyd.

Floyd often taunted his audience by dressing in drag, inviting rowdy audience members to suck his dick, and sometimes pulling chocolate frosting from his underwear. Thier songs Saturday Night at the Bookstore and Off-Duty Sailor were blistering hardcore songs dealing with issues of homophobia way before others jumped on board.

 

If you haven't heard these guys, start with Dicks: 1980-1986, which includes most of their songs including DIcks Hate the Police, Rich Daddy, and I Hope You Get Drafted.

 

Spitboy - the leaders of female anarchy!!!

Though not a riot grrl band, their legendary aggressive attack on patriarchy and gender roles makes San Franscico's Spitboy amazing.

It's likely you haven't heard them but it is definately WORTH LISTENING to before you cast a vote!!! 

Check out their self-titled album.