The Queers

The Queers



The Queers are an American punk rock band, formed in 1981 by the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, native Joe King (a.k.a. Joe Queer), along with Scott Gildersleeve (a.k.a. Tulu), and Jack Hayes (a.k.a. Wimpy Rutherford). With the addition of Keith Hages in 1982 the band started playing their first live shows. The band originally broke up in late 1984, but reformed with Joe Queer and a new line-up in 1986. In 1990, the band signed with Shakin' Street Records and released their first album Grow Up. The album earned the band notability within New England, but with the release of their next album 1993's Love Songs for the Retarded, on Lookout! Records, their following grew larger.[4]

In 2006, after releasing six albums on Lookout!, the band rescinded their master rights from the label, citing breach of contract over unpaid royalties. Later that year they signed with Asian Man Records.

The Queers' cover of "Wipe Out" was featured in the 2007 Columbia Pictures and ImageWorks Studios mockumentary film Surf's Up, produced by Sony Pictures Animation and National Geographic Films.[5][6]



A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late And A Dollar Short is a compilation album of early songs by pop punk band The Queers.
Rocket to Russia
Rocket to Russia is a Ramones cover album by pop punk band the Queers.
Love Songs for the Retarded
Love Songs for the Retarded is the second full-length album by pop punk band The Queers.
Don't Back Down
Don't Back Down is the fifth album by pop punk band The Queers released on Lookout!

Photos - The Queers6

Popular Albums27

Album Appearances & References1

Popular Live Albums1

Popular Songs4

Minor Film Appearances & References1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles32


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