The Queers

The Queers

 

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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In 2006, after releasing six albums on Lookout!, the band rescinded their master rights from the label, citing breach of contract over unpaid royalties.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]

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Highlights10

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 Albums28

Album Appearances & References1

Popular Live Albums1

Popular Songs5

Minor Film Appearances & References1

Collaborators & Influencers4

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News Articles5

The Queers' Joe Queer Once Fought Nazis. Now He's Being Called One
  –  July 6, 2017
Since forming the Queers in Portsmouth, New Hampshire ... “I didn’t go to college, so I learned through music,” King says. “I always thought you’d have to be Bob Dylan’s roadie or guitarist to pick up these little bits of wisdom, but I realized ...
God save The Queers
  –  July 5, 2017
The Queers, with Reel Big Fish, The Expendables ... King, who says he's so leftist that he's "over the cliff," misses a music scene where irreverence was still the norm. "When I started out years ago, people had more of a sense of humor" he says.
The Ataris and The Queers, metal band Texas Hippie Coalition schedule shows at new One Centre Square in Easton
  –  June 12, 2017
will play Easton’s new music entertainment venue One Center Square with classic punk group The Queers, it has been announced. A show by heavy metal band Texas Hippie Coalition also has been announced at the venue, which plans to open Friday with a dual ...
The Ataris and The Queers, metal band Texas Hippie Coalition schedule shows at new One Centre Square in Easton – Allentown Morning Call
  –  June 12, 2017
Pop-punk band The Ataris, who had a gold record Top 20 hit with its cover of Don Henley's “Boys of Summer” in 2003, will play Easton's new music entertainment venue One Center Square with classic punk group The Queers, it has been announced. A show …
God save The Queers
  –  July 5, 2017
In the nearly three decades since releasing their prematurely titled debut album Grow Up, The Queers have played countless stages, gone through dozens of bandmates, and indulged in more than their share of touring musician habits. But even a punk-pop band ...

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