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"Deflowered" CD (Lookout!)

If you blush at blow jobs, run from rimming or fear bodily fluids, you'll probably hate Pansy Division's music. Songs like "James Bondage," "Reciprocate" and "Rachbottomoff" carry enough queer power to toast all the homophobic buns in the nation. If you aren't freaked out by a guy singing about kissing other guys, you might love this pop-punk, regardless of who you like to sleep with. And while other musicians wear red ribbons to show support for the war against AIDS, Pansy Division takes the fight to the partisans by including instructions on how to use a condom, a list of safe and unsafe sexual activities and a directory for gay, bi and lesbian organizations across the U.S.

"Valentine's Day" b/w "He Could Be The One" and "Pretty Boy" 7" (Lookout!)

Woo hoo! The Division delivers the goodies again with another song about relationships and, in a more subtle fashion, sex, and the flip side contains two more treats - reworkings of Josie Cotton and Depeche Mode songs ! (All right, so Jon, Chris and Dustin should be spanked for covering Depeche Mode. What of it?)

"Wish I'd Taken Pictures" CD (Lookout!)

It's nothing especially unusual for the Division - boys who love boys writing songs about how much they love boys - but these songs rock like all hell is breaking loose. Well, admittedly, it is, but that's beside the point. There's just over a baker's dozen of queer-core tunes about boys who went hetero, taking pictures of a lover, being into plain sex and not feeling comfortable about urinating in public (pubic?) places. They deal with the minutiae of gay life, bringing mundane topics to life in witty, off-color songs filled with innuendo and suggestion. There's nothing on here which is quite as awesome as their cover of Liz Phair's "Flower," but it's still a raucous good time.

"More Lovin' From Our Oven" CD (Lookout!)

Another singles collection, this time featuring gems like a reworked cover of Judas Priest's "Breakin' The Law" which follows a song called "Headbanger" (ever met a gay hesher at Guitar Center?) as well as 19 other songs for your aural pleasure (say it, it'll make sense).

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Last modified on Wednesday, March 26, 2008