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The Spitboy Rule

Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band

by Michelle Gonzales
Mimi Nguyen

eBook
Though not a riot grrl band, Spitboy blazed trails for women musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, but it wasn't easy. Misogyny, sexism, abusive fans, class and color blindness, and all-out racism were foes, especially for Gonzales, a Chicana and the only person of color in the band. Unlike touring rock bands before them, the unapologetically feminist Spitboy preferred Scrabble games between shows rather than sex and drugs, and they were not the angry manhaters that many expected them to be. Fully illustrated with rare photos and flyers from the punk rock underground, this fast-paced, first-person recollection is populated by scenesters and musical allies from the time including Econochrist, Paxston Quiggly, Neurosis, Los Crudos, Aaron Cometbus, Pete the Roadie, Green Day, Fugazi, and Kamala and the Karnivores.

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Publisher: PM Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 19, 2016

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781629632551
  • File size: 4490 KB
  • Release date: February 19, 2016

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781629632551
  • File size: 4490 KB
  • Release date: February 19, 2016

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781629632872
  • File size: 4893 KB
  • Release date: February 19, 2016

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English

Though not a riot grrl band, Spitboy blazed trails for women musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, but it wasn't easy. Misogyny, sexism, abusive fans, class and color blindness, and all-out racism were foes, especially for Gonzales, a Chicana and the only person of color in the band. Unlike touring rock bands before them, the unapologetically feminist Spitboy preferred Scrabble games between shows rather than sex and drugs, and they were not the angry manhaters that many expected them to be. Fully illustrated with rare photos and flyers from the punk rock underground, this fast-paced, first-person recollection is populated by scenesters and musical allies from the time including Econochrist, Paxston Quiggly, Neurosis, Los Crudos, Aaron Cometbus, Pete the Roadie, Green Day, Fugazi, and Kamala and the Karnivores.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    PM Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: February 19, 2016

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781629632551
    File size: 4490 KB
    Release date: February 19, 2016

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781629632551
    File size: 4490 KB
    Release date: February 19, 2016

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781629632872
    File size: 4893 KB
    Release date: February 19, 2016

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English