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Wish I'd Taken Pictures
Pansy Division
Wish I'd Taken Pictures
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest
 
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You might call this gay-and-proud San Francisco combo the happy face of homocore, what with the way it couches its subtle and not-so-subtle sexual subtext in humor and punchy punk-pop riffs. Catchy enough to go over big as...  more »

      
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All Artists: Pansy Division
Title: Wish I'd Taken Pictures
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Lookout Records/Tvt
Release Date: 2/10/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, Gay & Lesbian
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 763361013323

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You might call this gay-and-proud San Francisco combo the happy face of homocore, what with the way it couches its subtle and not-so-subtle sexual subtext in humor and punchy punk-pop riffs. Catchy enough to go over big as an opening act for Green Day's '94 arena tour and subversive enough to be hailed as gender terrorists, Jon Ginoli and company are just as effective going for the funny bone ("Pee Shy"), the heartstrings ("I Really Wanted You") and the, er, regions in between ("Dick of Death"). And no, you don't have to be gay to sing along. --David Sprague

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J. Dumas | Irvine, CA USA | 08/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a gay man who like rock. No modern jazz. No musicals (I'm not that old). When I'm not listening to Pansy Division, I'm listening to Nirvana or Green Day or Blink-182. Pansy Division writes music in that genre with a gay twist. So: if you're straight, you might not get this. (Oh, and if you wonder why they spend so much time about being gay, do realize that when gay people listen to the radio, we hear all these songs about being straight. What is it with you people?) If you don't like rock, or stopped liking rock in the 80s, you're not going to like their songs. If you're like me, they're writing about your life too, and in the type of music you like.This was the first Pansy Division CD I bought. Within days I had all of them. I have continued to buy them as they come out with new ones. When they next release a CD, I'll buy it too.Thank you Pansy Division."
Pansy Division's Soft Punk Blitzlieb
Elderbear | Loma Linda, Aztlan | 04/19/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The first song on this CD paints a picture of where the rest of it is headed. "[Colloquialism for 'Erotically Desirous'] in the Morning" sings of waking up engorged and wanting. This is a gay-themed, erotic but not pornographic bit of soft punk. Puerile but fun--not for homophobes or Mrs. Grundy. The music is OK, personally, I'd rather listen to Green Day, but Pansy Division's lyrics are so much more interesting! Five stars for daring to go where most bands don't. Three stars for musical talent. Averages out to four stars. (Click on the "about me" link above if you'd like to discuss this CD some more. Thanks!)"