The Spitboy Rule: Tales Of A Xicana In A Female Punk Band by Michelle Cruz GonzalesThe Spitboy Rule: Tales Of A Xicana In A Female Punk Band by Michelle Cruz Gonzales

The Spitboy Rule: Tales Of A Xicana In A Female Punk Band

byMichelle Cruz GonzalesForeword byMimi Thi Nguyen

Paperback | May 1, 2016

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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. 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.
Michelle Cruz Gonzales played drums and wrote lyrics for several bands during the 1980s and 1990s. Her writing has been published in anthologies, literary journals, and Hip Mama magazine. Michelle teaches English and creative writing at Las Positas College. She lives in Oakland, CA. Mimi Thi Nguyen is associate professor of gender and ...
Title:The Spitboy Rule: Tales Of A Xicana In A Female Punk BandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:May 1, 2016Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:162963140X

ISBN - 13:9781629631400

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"If you love punk music, or just want to read more about the experiences of a Xicana woman in a historically white male scene, check this book out." —David Nilsen, fourthandsycamore.com