IT'S FINALLY HERE:
new songs / new recordings
we hope you like them
Big thanks to Joey for recording/mastering. You rock!
Also we wanted to touch on our band name and sort out any misunderstanding. If you have any questions about what we've written below. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The name Fucking Dyke Bitches is a reclamation. It was a slur used by
our neighbor in reference to the people living in our house. We decided
to name our band fucking dyke bitches as a response to the homophobic
atmosphere and acceptance of such homophobia in the south*. It would be
careless of us to not acknowledge that the name remains, as it was
first perceived, an anti-gay slander. We ask that
those of you who identify as queer to call us lovingly by our full
name, Fucking Dyke Bitches (even those who do not identify with the word
dyke). And those of you who identify outside of a queer prerogative**
please refer to us simply as F.D.B. The name Fucking Dyke Bitches needs
to be recognized as a fully loaded negative aggression that was meant to
belittle and hurt us. Our name is not intended to be fun to say. It
is not edgy and exciting to us. As language is a complicated thing, we
beg our listeners to be fully conscious of the intentions behind their
words. Perceiving our bodies as feminine does not mean we should be
labeled as girls. Our "crude" band name does not condone usage of the
word bitch either. Fucking Dyke Bitches is a statement for queer
celebration and a nod at the things we want to see change.
*acceptance of homophobia refers to the general self acceptance of
homophobia by queers and internalized homophobia (which is not just a
problem in the south).
**what's is outside the queer
prerogative you ask? It cannot be defined simply. My first thoughts
would be people who are not LGBTQIQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans,
Queer, Intersex, Questioning, Asexual) identified, but also a
heteronormative cisgendered straight identified capitalist/person who
hasn't the faintest idea about what the big deal is or isn't.
It's hard to define the term queer. It's defined differently by many
people and we aren't saying this definition is the only one. Loosely
it's a term that defines our struggle to break out of rigid gender and
sexual norms and a term used to express who we want to be without the
fear of rejection and being misunderstood. It's something flexible and
fluid and that's what makes it so important and unique.