Love Songs for the Retarded

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Love Songs for the Retarded
Studio album by The Queers
Released April 13, 1993
July 11, 2006 (reissue)
Recorded 1993
Genre Pop punk, punk rock
Length 35:54
Label Lookout!
LK-066
Asian Man (reissue)
AM-136
Producer Ben Weasel
Mass Giorgini
The Queers chronology
Grow Up
(1990)
Love Songs for the Retarded
(1993)
Rocket to Russia
(1994)
Alternative cover
Asian Man Records reissue cover (2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Punknews.org 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[1]

Love Songs for the Retarded is the second full-length album by pop punk band The Queers. Released in 1993 by Lookout! Records, the album incorporated similar music structure from their last album Grow Up, making it sound more pop punk than raw punk rock.

Ben Weasel of the Screeching Weasel wrote two songs with Joe Queer for the album, which were "I Can't Stop Farting" and "Fuck the World". Ben's band later recorded his version of "Fuck the World", which was later included on the re-release of their album Wiggle.

In 2006, The Queers rescinded their master rights from Lookout! due to unpaid royalties. Later that year, they signed to Asian Man Records and reissued Love Songs for the Retarded on CD and LP.

Love Songs for the Retarded is The Queers' highest-selling album, having sold over 100,000 copies.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Joe King, except as noted.

  1. "You're Tripping" – 1:51
  2. "Ursula Finally Has Tits" – 2:26
  3. "I Hate Everything" – 1:20
  4. "Teenage Bonehead" – 2:14
  5. "Fuck the World" (King, Weasel) – 2:31 (Printed as "Fuck This World" on original Lookout! release)
  6. "I Can't Stop Farting" (King, Weasel) – 1:42
  7. "Feeling Groovy" – 2:18
  8. "Debra Jean" – 3:35
  9. "Hi Mom, It's Me" – 0:58
  10. "Noodlebrain" – 2:25
  11. "I Can't Stand You" (Parasite) – 1:14
  12. "Night of the Livid Queers" – 2:18
  13. "Granolahead" – 2:22
  14. "I Won't Be" – 2:07
  15. "Monster Zero" – 2:16
  16. "Daydreaming" – 3:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Joe Queer - head vocals, guitar
  • B-Face - bass, backing vocals
  • Hugh O'Neill - drums, backing vocals

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