Another sort of monumental musical thing for me was queercore. Freaky queers have been in the music world for a long time, but this was the first time I was encountering music that I felt a real connection to. People were singing about shit that I was living! In 1996 there was a queercore festival in San Francisco called Dirty Bird. At that point, I really didn't think anything could be more amazing. A lot of bands played the event (Cypher In The Snow, The Need, Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live), but I was most excited to see Sta-Prest. I had been playing the hell out of their Vespa Sex 7" on my radio show but had not managed to see them live. Their music was F-U-N like nothing else at the time. They were not a disappointment live. They ended up releasing 3 7"s and were on some compilations. According to their myspace page a cd collection will be released at some point.
This song is my favorite, from the first 7" on Outpunk Records.
Rilly Bad Scene.mp3
The second 7" (also on Outpunk) was a lot more concise and to the point featuring only 2 songs. Both songs are total winners but this song is for the corporate drones of the world.
You Are The Company Spy.mp3
Sta-Prest on myspace
Sta-Prest wikipedia page