The Spitboy Rule

The Spitboy Rule

Author: Michelle Cruz Gonzales

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ISBN: 162963140X

Category: Music

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Michelle Cruz Gonzales played drums and wrote lyrics in the influential 1990s female hardcore band Spitboy, and now she’s written a book--a punk rock herstory. 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. Serious about women’s issues and being the band that they themselves wanted to hear, a band that rocked as hard as men but sounded like women, Spitboy released several records and toured internationally. The memoir details these travels while chronicling Spitboy’s successes and failures, and for Gonzales, discovering her own identity along the way. 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.
The Spitboy Rule
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Michelle Cruz Gonzales
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-01 - Publisher:

Michelle Cruz Gonzales played drums and wrote lyrics in the influential 1990s female hardcore band Spitboy, and now she’s written a book--a punk rock herstory. 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,
Spitboy Rule
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Michelle Cruz Gonzales
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-01 - Publisher: PM Press

Michelle Cruz Gonzales played drums and wrote lyrics in the influential 1990s female hardcore band Spitboy, and now she’s written a book—a punk rock herstory. 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,
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Pages: 336
Authors: Mindy Clegg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-08-01 - Publisher: State University of New York Press

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Language: en
Pages: 276
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Categories: Music
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Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Eva-Sabine Zehelein, Andrea Carosso, Aida Rosende-Pérez
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-31 - Publisher: transcript Verlag

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