Pansy Division founder Jon Ginoli and engineer Willie Samuels
San Francisco, CA (May 1, 2013)-Pansy Division founder Jon Ginoli has recorded the Audible.com version of his memoir, Deflowered – My Life in the Pansy Division, at Studio Trilogy.
Formed in 1991, Pansy Division was the prototypical San Francisco gay punk band and has shared the rock stage with such acts as Rancid, The Vandals, Jimmy Eat World, Supergrass and Green Day.
“It was great coming to Studio Trilogy to record the audio book version of my memoir,” remarked Jon Ginoli. “It was especially nice because my engineer was Willie Samuels, who recorded Pansy Division’s most recent album a few years back. We had a fun time in the studio, hooray! There may be five million people in the Bay Area, but it’s nice how paths can unexpectedly converge.”
Pansy Division’s sound was heavily influenced by 1960s pop and 1970s punk rock, most notably bands such as the Ramones, Buzzcocks and early Beatles: short, catchy pop punk numbers with humorous, in-your-face lyrics that dealt with various aspects of both gay life and life in general.
In 2008, the band was the subject of a documentary film entitled Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band, directed by Michael Carmona. The film has been touring internationally, playing at various LGBT film festivals, and is now available as a DVD.