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Homocore: The Loud and Raucous Rise of Queer Rock Homocore: The Loud and Raucous Rise of Queer Rock by David Ciminelli


My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In-depth history of 90s queer rock and punk music, featuring interviews with the folks who made it happen -- Extra Fancy, Team Dresch, Pansy Division, The Butchies, and more. Lots more, including a dozen or so bands I haven't heard of but will now investigate. This was the book I was hoping "Girl Power" would be.

The book drags in places (no pun intended), and some of the interviews are repetitive -- they sometimes read like repurposed articles taken from some other source. And no photos! What the hell! But Ciminelli and Knox get great stories and provide context for the homocore movement. And they give a decent amount of space to the ladies, showing the intertwined birth of queer punk and riot grrrl.

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