Pansy Division
Personal Best
Undressed
Captain My Captain

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Much as a new generation of gay men and women reclaimed the once-perjorative term "queer" as a badge of pride, honor, and identity, so too did gay punk bands defiantly christened their sexually charged music Queercore. What sets queercore apart from conventional punk is not its music -- which is typically intense, energetic, and raw -- but its lyrics, which explore themes of prejudice, oppression, and same-sex attraction with rare honesty and insight. The best and most provocative queercore bands, like Team Dresch and God Is My Co-Pilot, make records that harken back to punk's glory days, fueled by the same hatred of society's conventions and mores. The difference is that where punk once promoted nihilism and destruction, most queercore records are driven by an overwhelming instinct for survival -- the music celebrates its outsider status, refusing to cave in to the so-called moral majority's myopic definitions of what is right and natural. "Alternative" in the truest sense of the word, queercore is punk at its purest, giving voice to the hopes and fears of those whom the powers-that-be would rather silence.

Queercore Artists Highlights

Pansy Division
Pansy Division

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Queercore Album Highlights

Personal Best
Team Dresch
Personal Best
Undressed
Pansy Division
Undressed
Captain My Captain
Team Dresch
Captain My Captain
The Essential Pansy Division
Pansy Division
The Essential Pansy ...
The Best of God Is My Co-Pilot
God Is My Co-Pilot
The Best of God Is My ...
Population 1975
The Butchies
Population 1975

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Queercore Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Fake Fight
Team Dresch
Remember Who You Are
Team Dresch
You're Gonna Need Your Friends
Pansy Division
Behave God Is My Co-Pilot
Insult to Injury The Butchies
No Protection Pansy Division
Everything + Everywhere The Butchies
Be My Hole Mouth Congress

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