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The Queers are punk rock band formed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1982. Their sound is heavily influenced by the Ramones and '60s bubblegum pop and their songs often feature humorous and juvenile lyrics. The original line up consisted of Joe King (2) (Vocals/Guitar), Tulu (2) (Vocals/Bass), and Wimpy (2) Rutherford (Drums). The band released one 7" EP with this line up. In 1984, the band released a second 7", this time with Tulu on drums, Wimpy singing, and Keith Hages playing bass. The band split shortly afterwards but Joe would occasionally use the name throughout the '80s, playing with various line-ups (King's most frequent collaborators were JJ Rassler (guitar) and Hugh O'Neill (2) (drums)) for sporadic shows in Boston and New Hampshire, although there were no recordings created at this time, and by the end of the decade the band had pretty much become inactive.

In 1990, King and O'Neill decided to get the band going again and recorded the band's first LP, "Grow Up". Around the same time, The Queers became acquainted with Screeching Weasel, beginning a long-term association between the two bands. After the "Grow Up" LP, King and O'Neill met Chris Barnard, aka B-Face, who would join as the group's bassist and this would constitute the "classic" Queers line-up (although O'Neill would be in and out of the band and the band would generally tour with a second guitarist). The group signed with Lookout! Records in 1993 for the album "Love Songs For The Retarded" (produced by Ben Weasel) and stayed through 1996's "Don't Back Down". After that, the classic line-up split for good, with B-Face quitting due to growing tension between him and Joe and O'Neill being diagnosed with brain cancer (he would pass away in January 1999).

The Queers would continue with Joe recording and touring with an ever-rotating cast of backing musicians. The band jumped to Hopeless Records for 2 LPs and returned to Lookout! in 2002 for one album before departing the label for good, eventually reclaiming all their albums from the label in 2006 due to a lack of royalty payments. The band currently records for Asian Man Records.

In 2001, the original line up of Joe King, Wimpy, and Tulu reunited and recorded and EP under the name "Drunken Cholos".
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The Queers - Killed By Death #3 album art Various I'm Useless and 2 more… Various - Killed By Death #3 (Comp) Redrum Records (13) US 1989 Sell This Version
JKDBAG77 The Queers - Feel Lucky Punk?!! album art Various At The Mall (as Queers) and 4 more… Various - Feel Lucky Punk?!!(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Gonzo Hate Binge Records JKDBAG77 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
The Queers - Blame And Burn album art Various I Live This Life Various - Blame And Burn (EP, Comp) Flush Records (2) US 1992 Sell This Version
none The Queers -  Nightmare / Bad Taste - News Vol. 1 album art Various Hi Mom It´s Me Various - Nightmare / Bad Taste - News Vol. 1(Cass, Comp, Num) Bad Taste Records (2) none Germany 1993 Sell This Version
The Queers - Punk USA album art Various Blabbermouth Various - Punk USA (Comp) Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records Poland 1994 Sell This Version
JAW 002 The Queers - Water Music album art Various I Met Her At The Rat Various - Water Music(CD, Comp) Just Add Water JAW 002 US 1995 Sell This Version
MDR 10 The Queers - Mordam Records Sampler Compilation #3 album art Various Surf Goddess (as Queers) Various - Mordam Records Sampler Compilation #3(CD, Comp) Mordam Records MDR 10 US 1995 Sell This Version
The Queers - Here Comes The Summer: The Undertones Tribute Compilation album art Various Get Over You Various - Here Comes The Summer: The Undertones Tribute Compilation (Comp) Munster Records Spain 1996 Sell This Version
VA016 The Queers - Pipeline! Live Boston Rock On WMBR album art Various I Met Her At The Rat Various - Pipeline! Live Boston Rock On WMBR(2xCD, Comp) Slow River Records VA016 US 1996 Sell This Version
none The Queers - Feedback Sampler Sea-D Vol. 2 album art Various Don't Back Down Various - Feedback Sampler Sea-D Vol. 2(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr, Q P) Feedback Inc Music Distribution none US 1996 Sell This Version
BOA 10308002 The Queers - UniverSOnoro Volumen 2 album art Various Born To Do Dishes Various - UniverSOnoro Volumen 2(2xCD, Comp, Enh, Fat) Boa BOA 10308002 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
007 The Queers - Living In Fear album art Various Definitely Various - Living In Fear(CD, Comp) Ransom Note Recordings 007 US 1996 Sell This Version
none The Queers -  Lookout Records  album art Various I Gotta Girlfriend Various - Lookout Records (CD, Comp, Promo) Lookout! Records, Beat Generation none Spain 1996 Sell This Version
none Various This Place Sucks Various - Brainkiller (U.S. Punk '77-'83)(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Ripper Records (3) none Spain 1996 Sell This Version
lookout records 139 The Queers - Punk Uprisings album art Various From Your Boy Various - Punk Uprisings(CD, Comp) Lookout! Records lookout records 139 US 1996 Sell This Version
The Queers - More Bounce To The Ounce album art Various The Kids Are Alright and 1 more… Various - More Bounce To The Ounce (Comp) Lookout! Records US 1997 Sell This Version
The Queers - Cinema Beer Nuts album art Various Don't Back Down Various - Cinema Beer Nuts (Comp) Hopeless Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
The Queers - (You're Only As Good As) The Last Great Thing You Did album art Various This Sandal Shit Has Got To Stop (as Queers) Various - (You're Only As Good As) The Last Great Thing You Did (Comp) Lookout! Records US 1997 Sell This Version
OGL 89107-2 The Queers - Psycho Sisters (Original Soundtrack) album art Various I'm OK, You're Fucked Various - Psycho Sisters (Original Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Comp) Oglio Records OGL 89107-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
The Queers - Cinema Beer Belly album art Various Tamara Is A Punk Various - Cinema Beer Belly (Comp) Hopeless Records US 1999 Sell This Version
The Queers - Short Music For Short People album art Various I Hate Your Fucking Guts Various - Short Music For Short People (Comp) Fat Wreck Chords US 1999 Sell This Version
EXFMI The Queers - The Carve-up album art Various I Enjoy Being A Boy Various - The Carve-up(CD, Comp) Loose EXFMI UK 1999 Sell This Version
FO38 The Queers - Serial Killer Compilation album art Various Tamara's A Punk (as Queers) Various - Serial Killer Compilation(CD, Comp) Fearless Records FO38 US 1999 Sell This Version
The Queers - Hang 10 Volume 1 album art Various Surf Goddess Various - Hang 10 Volume 1 (Album, Comp) American Pop Project US 1998 Sell This Version
HR648-2 The Queers - Hopelessly Devoted To You Vol. 3 album art Various Rip It Up and 1 more… Various - Hopelessly Devoted To You Vol. 3(CD, Comp) Hopeless Records HR648-2 US 2000 Sell This Version