HOWARD STERN TALKS ABOUT THE GREEN DAY/PANSY DIVISION SHOW
Pansy Division opened for Green Day on Friday, December 2, 1994, at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. The following Monday, Dec. 5, Howard & crew discussed the show. (We saw Howard backstage at the show, but at first, in the darkness, we thought it was Joey Ramone--which would have gotten us a lot more excited.)
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MAKE ME HOT
(2:45, 3.1 MB)
Someone asked us to be on a Donnas tribute album sometime in 2001.
The album was never released, but we did record our cover of You
Make Me Hot, which we'd performed live several times as an encore.
Patrick takes the lead vocal; Luis takes the opportunity to indulge
himself on the drums at the end of the song. Produced by Chris Xefos.
This is the last remaining unreleased studio track we have sitting
around. Never released anywhere until NOW!
KNOW YOUR TYPE
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An outtake from the Total Entertainment! sessions, this
song was on the 2004 split 7" 45 with Skinjobs, Dirty Queers
Don't Come Cheap. This is the first time it's available digitally.
Guest appearance on keyboards by our producer, Chris Xefos, who
used to play keyboards for King Missile.
CAN MAKE YOU A MAN
(1:51, 2.1 MB)
From the Rocky Horror Punk Rock Show tribute album. Chris
minced his way through the vocal on the verses, and Patrick sings
the chorus. As on many of the covers we've done, we decided to overhaul
the arrangement and make it sound quite unlike the original. (Back
in mid-1999 we were asked to us to be on the album, and were told
we had to finish our track quickly as the comp was coming together
fast. We recorded it as soon as we could, but the album did not
come out until December 2003!)
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Another outtake from the Total Entertainment! sessions
that appeared on the Dirty Queers Don't Come Cheap 45.
First time available digitally.
WHIPPED MY ASS IN TENNIS, THEN I FUCKED HIS ASS IN BED (clean radio
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This song from The Essential Pansy Division (originally
from TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT!) has proven popular live, but
will only be played on the most adventurous college radio stations
due to the fact that it says "fuck" 20 times in two minutes.
So, we've bleeped out the offending words to make it technically
legal to play on the air, but it's obvious what's being bleeped.
Download this version and play it on YOUR college radio station!
TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT Megamix
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To preview songs
from our album TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT!, we created the TOTAL
ENTERTAINMENT megamix! Hear a little bit of all 15 songs from the
album on one
There are other mp3s
available on the website of our label, Alternative
Click on the mp3/video page, and just scroll down the page to find
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Recorded in March 1997 for an Iggy Pop tribute CD, this was our
last recording as a 3-piece
(Jon, Chris, Luis). Chris played the lead guitar parts. Done in
a rush to beat a deadline for inclusion on the album, the original
mix wasn't quite up to snuff, so Ramones producer Daniel Rey remixed
it. Though his remix improved on ours, he buried many interesting
details in the process. Thus, we've remixed it again (April 2003)
to make it sound like it should have in the first place.
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We recorded this in 1996 for a weekly gay-oriented radio show on
the San Francisco commercial
station KITS (Live 105). The host asked us to rewrite the Ramones
"Rockaway Beach" for his
program's opening theme. This probably got more radio airplay than
any other PD song, if only
on one station! Dustin played drums on this one. Previously unreleased.
NOT ENOUGH OF YOU TO GO AROUND
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An overlooked song from our second album, we love playing this one
live. This arrangement has a dimension missing from the Deflowered
version. Recorded in Los Angeles, September '98. Previously unreleased.
(1:43, 2.3 MB)
Rip-roaring outtake from the Absurd Pop Song Romance sessions,
March '98, recorded by Steve Albini. We like it a lot, but left
it off the CD cause we thought it was one fast rocker too many for
the album. This ended up as a bonus track on the Japanese release
of Absurd, as well as being on Lookout's Forward To
THE COCKSUCKER CLUB (live version)
(2:09, 2.9 MB)
This was also included as a bonus track on the Japanese version
of Absurd Pop Song Romance. Recorded June '98 in SF.
THE SUMMER YOU LET YOUR HAIR
GROW OUT (live version)
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Recorded live in June '98 in SF, this was included on the Songs
For Summer compilation. We like this because it combines the
arrangements of the original album version and the later acoustic
version--has the guitar solo AND the middle rave-up section.
VICIOUS BEAUTY (live version)
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Live version recorded in June '98 in San Francisco. Originally released
on the Tummy Shaking 7" compilation single.
BAD BOYFRIEND (clean edit)
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We edit out the word "fucked," replacing it with an operatic
shriek. Otherwise, it's the same as the album version. Recorded
by Steve Albini. Originally released on the CHIC-A-GO-GO compilation.
I REALLY WANTED YOU (single
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This was recorded at Calvin Johnson's studio in Olympia in June
'94, the week before we began our first tour with Green Day, and
was the B-side to the "Jackson" single on K Records. We
liked it, but thought it could be done better, so we re-recorded
it for Wish I'd Taken Pictures.
CAN'T MAKE LOVE featuring
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This song was released on the Generations 1: A Punk Look At
Human Rights compilation. We were asked to be on this comp,
and we offered them an appropriate song--our version of "Breaking
The Law," which addressed sodomy law issues. But the label
was fussy, they wanted an exclusive track; we had a week to submit
one to make their deadline. In a pinch, we whipped up this cover
of a Wall Of Voodoo song. Luis had just joined the group, but was
still in school in San Diego, and couldn't make the recording. Tre
Cool from Green Day volunteered to play drums and record us at his
home 8-track studio. One day we worked out an arrangement, rehearsed
it, and recorded it! We mixed it at Billie Joe's home studio a few
days later, November '96.
USED TO TURN ME ON (demo version)
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A much speedier full band demo version from September '97. The slower,
more dramatic version on Absurd evolved later. Originally
released on the Lookout Freakout sampler.
SON OF A PREACHER MAN
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Prior to recording Wish I'd Taken Pictures, we went into
a studio and ran through all the songs being considered for the
upcoming album. We decided not to record our version of this Dusty
Springfield classic (we had just released Pileup, loaded
with cover versions), and instead do an album of all original songs.
It got left by the wayside (we never performed it live), but this
version sounds pretty cool. Done in one take, live in the studio,
no overdubs; Dustin was the drummer then, June '95. Previously unreleased.
BOYFRIEND WANTED (live version)
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From a live radio broadcast on KALX Berkeley, recorded August 22,
1998, this appeared on the CD
Bored, Lonely And A Little Pissed Off: A KALX Radio Compilation.
BONUS TRACK from For Those...
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This bit of silliness was lurking unmarked at the end of side one
of the For Those About To Suck Cock...We Salute You single,
mp3s...but not by Pansy Division!
I REALLY WANTED YOU (1985) by THE OUTNUMBERED
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NOT ENOUGH OF YOU TO GO AROUND (1987) by THE OUTNUMBERED
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These two songs were songs Jon wrote and recorded with his first band in Illinois. These versions were on the vinyl LPs they released, but were not on The Outnumbered compilation CD that came out in '98. Here they are for the first time in digital form. Compare and contrast!
BUNNIES by THE BOUNTY HUNTERS
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Back in '97 or '98, this ska band from Michigan called did a version
of our song "Bunnies." One of the band members gave me
the tape they put out, called Less Sock, More Rock that
contained the song. I asked if anyone in the band was gay, and he
said no, they just loved the song. They didn't even change the lyrics.
Here's their version to check out.
THE BEST REVENGE by INSIDE OUTFLUENCE
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This group from Seattle did a version of "The Best Revenge."
It was done by a high school band formed at Chris' niece's project, Rock School.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE GAY TO LIKE
PANSY DIVISION (BUT IT HELPS) by PRE BASSO CONTINUO
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This Massachusetts band sent us a self-explanatory song they'd written