I don’t remember how I came upon Gogo Germaine’s book the first time, but as soon as I became aware of Glory Guitars: Memoir of a ’90s Teenage Punk Rock Grrrl I knew I had to read it. So I ordered my copy, devoured it, and then reached out to Gogo directly. We sat down at Mutiny Information Cafe, hit it off quickly, and chatted for an hour. Here’s a bit about what you can expect from this book, taken from the website:
Ensconced in the black hole between childhood and adulthood, a glorious degenerate-grade freedom endures. A rebellion from respectability. An anathema to normalcy. It is the type of defiance that’s hopeful—hurt by the world but looking to reconcile it.
Enter Gogo Germaine and her girl gang of delinquents. As manic teens in the ’90s punk scene, they engage in a vivid spectrum of misbehavior— from truancy to tattoos to trespassing. Here, in the underbelly of adolescence, music is God and the rest is a rush of nihilism. Gogo and her friends stumble through sound and fury into questionable firsts at varying degrees of sobriety.
We talk about everything from rebellion to boredom to teenage imposter syndrome to music to parenting to the weirdness of others consuming your life story. It’s fun, it’s breezy, and it’s representative of Gogo’s talent and good heart. The book is available everywhere, but the last Colorado release party is scheduled soon. Here’s some info about it:
GLORY GUITARS RIOT GRRRL PARTY
Saturday, Nov 19 at Mutiny Info Cafe
Featuring live music by The Tammy Shine and Cheap Perfume
Punk Burlesque by Siren Kixxkiller and Paloma Nectar
Readings by Gogo Germaine and Hillary Leftwich
Also featuring special guest Molina Speaks
Doors at 6 PM, suggested donation $10, brings lots of $1 bills!!!