The second video from Quite Contrary. Conceived and edited by John Austin Childress. The shots were culled from found footage and assembled to make a topical video for this worrisome election season.
The third video from Quite Contrary. Directed by Dolan Chorng, of footage taken during the photo session for the Quite Contrary album cover. Cover models: Moon Trent and Marcus Ewert, the same models as on the cover for Wish I’d Taken Pictures 20 years before, with the same photographer, in the same room, with the same pajamas!
BILL & TED’S HOMOSEXUAL ADVENTURE
Filmed in 1992, and a hit at many gay film festivals and gay bar video nights. Rated X, because we show what Bill and Ted were really doing when they were REALLY being Wyld Stallions.
This X-rated clip was made by the Canadian porn company Chisel Media in collaboration with the band. Filmed in Vancouver B.C. in fall 1998 on a day off while on the Absurd Pop Song Romance tour.
Probably our favorite video of all we’ve made. Done by Anonymous Boy and Ronster, in the style of the videos they made for their NYC Cable Access TV program The Wild Record Collection. Total cost: $10, since they refused any money to make it for us.
Our “big” budget video, made in the hope that MTV would play it. They did: once, on the show 120 Minutes. 1996
Another super low budget clip from Lavender Lounge. What you can’t see clearly is Jon’s shirt, which had a picture of a pheasant on it and read Iowa: Big Cock Country. Should have asked for a closeup. 1992
From the era of phallic cigarette ads, 1992. Made for the Electric City Cable Access TV show, SF, 1993.
Our attempt at making a video about Canada without actually having the budget to actually be in Canada. Does it show? Well we did find some pine trees.
Opening for Green Day, at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, 11-18-1994. Fem In A Black Leather Jacket/The Cocksucker Club/Fuck Buddy/Versatile. MTV was there to film Green Day, and they shot part of our set as well, which was used shortly after (Feb. 1995) when MTV did a segment on queercore bands.
Filmed in Milan, 11-26-1998, for the TV show Com’e. Bad Boyfriend/interview/You’re Gonna Need Your Friends/The Best Revenge
The JONAH series:
Four thematically-related video clips for the That’s So Gay album, created by Chris Freeman and Michael Carmona, who directed the Pansy Division documentary.
Each film is 5-8 minutes long.
RING OF JOY
Fun in the backyard with nude bunnies! Thanks to Digger for the homemade clip.
On our tour with Green Day, 1994.
See us on the USA Network with Gilbert Gottfried singing the praises of … Jim Carrey? To the tune of James Bondage?
See Rob Halford of Judas Priest singing with us onstage! San Diego Gay Pride, July 1997.
Live at Brownie’s, NYC, 1994
An animated Panda video done by a Swedish fan. It’s darned cute. A cover of an obscure Jonathan Richman song we covered on Deflowered, our second album.
Below are some oddball PD tracks for your listening pleasure.
Pansy Division opened for Green Day on Friday, December 2, 1994, at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. The following Monday, December 5, Howard & crew discussed the show. (We saw Howard backstage at the show, but at first, in the darkness, we thought it was Joey Ramone, which would have gotten us a lot more excited.)
TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT MEGAMIX
To preview songs from our album Total Entertainment!, we created the Total Entertainment megamix! Hear a little bit of all 15 songs from the album on one convenient mp3.
An overlooked song from our second album, we love playing this one live. This arrangement has a dimension missing from the Deflowered version. Recorded in Los Angeles, September ’98. Previously unreleased.
This was included as a bonus track on the Japanese version of Absurd Pop Song Romance. Recorded June ’98 in SF.
We edit out the word “fucked,” replacing it with an operatic shriek. Otherwise, it’s the same as the album version. Recorded by Steve Albini. Originally released on the CHIC-A-GO-GO compilation.
This song from Total Entertainment! has proven popular live, but will only be played on the most adventurous college radio stations due to the fact that it says “fuck” 20 times in two minutes. So, we’ve bleeped out the offending words to make it technically legal to play on the air, but it’s obvious what’s being bleeped. Download this version and play it on YOUR college radio station!
Recorded live in June ’98 in SF, this was included on the Songs For Summer compilation. We like this because it combines the arrangements of the original album version and the later acoustic version–has the guitar solo AND the middle rave-up section.
From a live radio broadcast on KALX Berkeley, recorded August 22, 1998, this appeared on the CD Bored, Lonely And A Little Pissed Off: A KALX Radio Compilation.
WHO TREATS YOU RIGHT (live version)
Recorded at the Sunset Junction street fair in Los Angeles, opening for Sleater-Kinney, August 25, 2002.
We recorded this in 1996 for a weekly gay-oriented show on San Francisco radio station KITS (Live 105). The host asked us to rewrite the Ramones “Rockaway Beach” for his program’s opening theme.
BONUS TRACK from For Those…
This bit of silliness was lurking unmarked at the end of side one of the For Those About To Suck Cock…We Salute You single, following “Headbanger.”
and now… some mp3s not by Pansy Division
These two songs were written by Jon and first recorded with his first band in Illinois. These versions were on the vinyl LPs they released, but were not on The Outnumbered compilation CD that came out in ’98. Here they are for the first time in digital form. Compare and contrast to the PD versions.
BUNNIES by THE BOUNTY HUNTERS
Back in ’97 or ’98, this ska band from Michigan called did a version of our song “Bunnies.” One of the band members gave us the tape they put out, called Less Sock, More Rock that contained the song. We asked if anyone in the band was gay, and he said no, they just loved the song. They didn’t even change the lyrics. Here’s their version to check out.
THE BEST REVENGE by INSIDE OUTFLUENCE
This group from Seattle did a version of “The Best Revenge.” It was done by a high school band formed at Chris’ niece’s project, Rock School.