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Hometown: Portsmouth, NH (USA)

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The Queers are a punk rock band from New Hampshire, formed in 1982. Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter Joe King has been the principal member of the group, with a vast number of musicians cycling in and out of the band over the years. Supposedly, the band name 'Queers' was used simply to poke fun at what he called the "Art Fag" community in NH. That same brand of humor and inanity has become a staple of The Queers music, who have produced songs such as "Can't Stop Farting", "Born To Do Dishes", and "I Can't Get Invited To The Prom" in their own Ramones–esque style. While some punk rock bands attempt to use their music to impart a social or political message, King has made it clear that The Queers exist simply to play punk rock for the fun of it.

The Queers play a Ramones/Beach Boys style of pop punk with songs about girls and beer. King has often collaborated with Ben Weasel, from Screeching Weasel. The band begun with a notoriety primarily in their own backyard, but with the release of Love Songs for the Retarded, recorded by legendary punk producer Mass Giorgini, their following grew to international proportions. They have collaborated with Mass Giorgini several times since.

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Screeching Weasel/The Queers Live in Philadelphia

Screeching Weasel/The Queers

Live in Philadelphia (2014)

live show

Sloppy Seconds / The Queers Live in Louisville

Sloppy Seconds / The Queers

Live in Louisville (2014)

live show

The Queers Live In Casper

The Queers

Live In Casper (2011)

live show

The Queers Back to the Basement

The Queers

Back to the Basement (2010)

Asian Man Records

The Queers / The Atom Age Split [7 inch]

The Queers / The Atom Age

Split [7 inch] (2009)

Asian Man / Solidarity

The Queers live in Chicago

The Queers

live in Chicago (2009)

live show

The Queers Munki Brain

The Queers

Munki Brain (2007)

Asian Man

The Queers Love Songs for the Retarded [reissue]

The Queers

Love Songs for the Retarded [reissue] (2006)

Asian Man

The Queers/Black Tie Bombers/Team Stray live in Cincinnati

The Queers/Black Tie Bombers/Team Stray

live in Cincinnati (2005)

live show

The Queers / The Sweet Black And Blue live in Chicago

The Queers / The Sweet Black And Blue

live in Chicago (2005)

live show

The Queers Pleasant Screams

The Queers

Pleasant Screams (2002)

Lookout!

The Queers Pleasant Screams

The Queers

Pleasant Screams (2002)

Lookout!

The Queers Pleasant Screams

The Queers

Pleasant Screams (2002)

Lookout!

The Queers Live From West Hollywood

The Queers

Live From West Hollywood (2001)

Hopeless

The Queers Later Days And Better Lays

The Queers

Later Days And Better Lays (1999)

Lookout!

The Queers Punk Rock Confidential

The Queers

Punk Rock Confidential (1998)

Hopeless Records

The Queers Don't Back Down

The Queers

Don't Back Down (1996)

Lookout!

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