Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Screamers: Meet the Boys of Fagatron: They're out, They're Proud, and They're Really Loud

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Screamers: Meet the Boys of Fagatron: They're out, They're Proud, and They're Really Loud

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Fagatron * Fagatron * Agitprop! Records

When you name your band Fagatron, it's a near-certainty that you will never be heard on commercial radio. In fact, when nearly all your songs are rife with your second-favorite f word (after fag), it's a near-certainty that you will never be heard on most noncommercial radio either. Fagatron don't seem to mind this state of affairs. They're happy to go about their merry punk rock way, releasing their first full-length (well, 13 songs in 17 minutes--that counts as full-length, right?), a self-titled shriek of snippy, snotty noise to a nation that may never hear them.

And what a lot of noise it is, in spite of the band's two-man lineup. The Lincoln, Neb., pair of Abe Miner and Jeromy Ogg seem determined, over the course of that 17 minutes, to make the listener bleed from the ears, using only a set of drums, a bass guitar, and tag-team yelling. …

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