Pansy Division Total Entertainment! (Alternative Tentacles) Rating: NNN
Way before Jack on Will & Grace made a career out of making Mary for mainstream audiences, there was Pansy Division, the sex-positive poppy punks from San Fran who celebrate in the campiest corners of queerness. Their fourth full-length, Total Entertainment!, is a goofy alt-rock amusement park ride of a record, with more hooks than a crocheting bee in a doily-happy nursing home and the gayest lyrics this side of Rufus Wainwright. It's heavier on the pop side of the punk-pop equation, and ridiculously simple, but what's not to love about a Dolly Parton-style country stomp called He Whipped My Ass In Tennis, Then I Fucked His Ass In Bed? Girlfriend, it's mahvellous!