Band: The Queers
Album: Rocket To Russia
Release Date: May 1994
Music Genre: Punk Rock Pop
Label: Selfless Records
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 14 Tracks Vinyl Album LP
The Queers are punk rock band formed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1982. Their sound is heavily influenced by the Ramones and '60s bubblegum pop and their songs often feature humorous and juvenile lyrics. The original line up consisted of Joe King (2) (Vocals/Guitar), Tulu (2) (Vocals/Bass), and Wimpy (2) Rutherford (Drums). The band released one 7" EP with this line up. In 1984, the band released a second 7", this time with Tulu on drums, Wimpy singing, and Keith Hages playing bass. The band split shortly afterwards but Joe would occasionally use the name throughout the '80s, playing with various line-ups (King's most frequent collaborators were JJ Rassler (guitar) and Hugh O'Neill (2) (drums)) for sporadic shows in Boston and New Hampshire, although there were no recordings created at this time, and by the end of the decade the band had pretty much become inactive.
In 1990, King and O'Neill decided to get the band going again and recorded the band's first LP, "Grow Up". Aro (...)
|A3||Here Today, Gone Tomorrow|
|A5||I Don't Care|
|A6||Sheena Is A Punk Rocker|
|A7||We're A Happy Family|
|B2||Do You Wanna Dance?|
|B3||I Wanna Be Well|
|B4||I Can't Give You Anything|
|B7||Why Is It Always This Way?|
Complete cover of The Ramones "Rocket To Russia" LP.
Recorded at Flat Iron, Chicago, Illinois.
Printed in Canada
1400 pressed on black vinyl/stock cover.
300 pressed on white vinyl/stock cover.
300 additional pressed as a tour pressing on pink vinyl with a silkscreened felt cover.
This was later bootlegged on CD, and then legitimately released on CD through Clearview Records in 1998 and reissued by Liberation Records in 2001.