The Queers

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The Queers are a punk rock band formed in late 1981 by Portsmouth, New Hampshire native Joe King (aka Joe Queer) along with Scott Gildersleeve (aka Tulu), and Jack Hayes (aka Wimpy Rutherford). 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 notoriety 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.

In 2006, after releasing six albums on Lookout!, the band rescinded their master rights from the label, citing breach of contract over unpaid royalties.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

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Grow Up The Queers 3
1993 Love Songs for the Retarded The Queers 3
1994 Beat Off The Queers 2
1994 Rocket to Russia The Queers 3
1995 Move Back Home The Queers 2
1996 Don't Back Down The Queers 2
1998 Punk Rock Confidential The Queers 1
2001 Beyond the Valley... The Queers 1
2002 Pleasant Screams The Queers 2
2003 Acidbeaters The Queers / The Manges 2
2004 Summer Hits No. 1 The Queers 1
2007 Munki Brain The Queers 1
2010 Back to the Basement The Queers 1
2011 Live in Philly 06 The Queers 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 A Day Late and a Dollar Short Compilation The Queers 2
1999 Later Days and Better Lays Compilation The Queers 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Live in Chicago Live The Queers 1
1995 Suck This Live The Queers 1
2001 Live in West Hollywood Live The Queers 1
2006 Weekend at Bernie's Live The Queers 1
2008 CBGB OMFUG Masters: Live February 3, 2003 The Bowery Collection Live The Queers 1
Shout at the Queers Live The Queers 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
The Sun Always Shines Around You / I Enjoy Being a Boy The Queers 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 Love Me The Queers 1
1984 Webelos The Queers 1
1992 A Proud Tradition The Queers 1
1993 Too Dumb To Quit! The Queers 1
1995 Surf Goddess EP The Queers 1
1996 Bubblegum Dreams The Queers 1
1998 Everything's O.K. EP The Queers 1
2001 Today The Queers 1

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