Call it a return to Pansy form, but Ginoli says that guitarist Patrick Goodwin and drummer Luis Illades each played a hand in bringing the fun back to the world's gayest-meaning-gay-in-a-good-way rock band.
"When Pat and Luis joined in the late '90s, the first full studio album we did with them was Absurd Pop Song and all its serious relationship songs. But they wanted to be part of the band because of the kind of songs we were known for, so when they told me that, I said, 'Well, I happen to have this unfinished song called 'He Whipped My Ass in Tennis, Then I Fucked His Ass in Bed.'
"And—after they stopped rolling around on the floor laughing—I finished it, we recorded it, and put it on the album."
Pansy Division perform with the Heroines at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 642-0600. Sun., 9 p.m. $5. 21+.