White Trash Debutantes

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White Trash Debutantes
White Trash Debutantes onstage 2007.jpg
On-stage in 2007
Background information
OriginSan Francisco, California, United States
Years active1989–present
Associated acts
  • Ginger Coyote
  • Chelsea Rose
  • Pauli Gray
  • Eric Stickbag
  • Lynnelektra
  • Christie Call
  • Cliff
Past members
  • Jimmy Crucifix
  • Jeff Stofan
  • Cujo
  • Roddy Bottom
  • Tonia Bodley
  • Rhiannon Pollock
  • Jake Goldman
  • Dan Humes
  • Johny (Trash/Vile) Sosa
  • Lula Perla
  • Gere Fenellie
  • Billy Gould
  • Lynne Perko
  • Amy Talaska
  • Laura Milligan
  • Margaret Cho
  • Patty Pierce
  • Larry "Greenbud" Bergin
  • Kevin Gambetti
  • Neil Smith
  • Aaron Cutchin
  • and many others on various compilations, Beer City Records vinyl ep, tours, etc.

The White Trash Debutantes are an American punk rock band from San Francisco, California, active since 1989.[1]


The band deals with issues of gender equality and transcendence.

One critic wrote: "Punk rock has always had its socio-political agitators as well as bands that simply wanted to entertain; White Trash Debutantes are a perfect example of the latter."[1]

Perhaps the political undepinnings of White Trash Debutantes message are not so obvious. A careful listening to their music may betray a commitment to mindless rebellion, sexual deviance, and solipsism: Their music abuts head-on with the rush toward fascism, the lack of compassion, and the aimless goals of the 'American Dream.'

The White Trash Debutantes debuted at San Francisco's Covered Wagon Saloon on October 18, 1989 for a birthday party for Punk Globe Editor and Debutante Ginger Coyote.[1]

Joey Ramone invited them to partake in his "Circus Of the Perverse" party in New York City playing with the likes of Debbie Harry, Bebe Buell, Ronnie Spector, Lemmy (Motörhead) and the Ramones in 1990.[2]

Film work[edit]

George Michalski, the Musical Director for the hit CBS Drama, "Nash Bridges" began using their material on the show's soundtrack.[3]

White Trash Debutantes was featured in the full-length movie "Blast Off.. Shonen Knife" by filmmaker David Markey. Appeared in the documentary film "A Regular Frankie Fan" about fans of the cult film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Appeared in the feature film "Tweek City", shot in San Francisco; directed by Eric G. Johnson. The band's music also was used in the film's soundtrack.[4]


The White Trash Debutantes won the Rockies award for "Best Punk Band 2003" and the "Best Punk Band 2004" at the Rock City News Awards.[5]

White Trash Debutantes were named "Best 2004 Underground Punk Band" and Ginger Coyote "Best 2004 Underground Diva" by Demons In Exile.[6]

Noteworthy events[edit]

Ginger Coyote and Jayne County recorded two songs together in June 2006--"Rock n Roll Republikkkan(renamed from "Punk Rock Republican")," in which Jayne and Ginger name some well known 'Republikkkans' in the music industry; "Trans-Generation," a song written by Jayne County as an anthem for those with gender identity issues.[7]

White Trash Debutantes played a memorial tribute for the late Dirk Dirksen "The Pope Of Punk" at The Great American Music Hall along with Jello Biafra and many others.[8]

The band has toured the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan playing with such notables as Rancid, the Ramones, Green Day, Blondie and The Offspring.[citation needed]

The band generated a lot of publicity when they invited notorious former Olympic skater Tonya Harding to join the band.[9]

At one time, they also had, as a member, an 85-year-old, Patty Pierce (who is featured in the book, Ring Master, by Jerry Springer).

The band has also been featured on many Television Shows such as Jerry Springer, "E Gossip," "Inside Edition," "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," "MTV News" and "Entertainment Tonight."


San Francisco - 7" Vinyl Alternative Tentacles
Cheap Date - 12" Vinyl Teen Rebel Records
A Prom Night Gone Bad - CD WTD Records
Crawl For It - CD Desperate Attempt Records
So What's It All About? - White Trash Debutantes/CellBlock5 Split CD Orange Peel Records
Mcrackins/White Trash Debutantes - Split 12" Helter Skelter Records (Italy)
My Guy's Name Is Rudolf - 7" Vinyl 206 Records
It's Raw..... But You Live For It - CD 206 Records
Rock On Sister Friend - Vinyl EP Beer City Records
Psych 9/White Trash Debutantes - Split 7" Vinyl Psych 9 Records (Austria)
Evil Surfin' Bird - CD Booz Records (Japan)


Shonen Knife Presents - CD MCA Japan
Let There Be Singles - CD Alternative Tentacles
Black Eyes and Broken Bottles - 12" Vinyl and CD Beer City Records
Best Of Burnt Ramen - CD Ramen Core Records
Get Happy - CD-Slap Happy Records
STRANGLEHOLD: Punk Rock Across The Nation - CD Triple X Records
A Fistful Of Rock n Roll - CD Victory Records
Hear This - CD Sub City Records (includes "Hey Nick... You Did Okay")
LAPD - CD LAPD Records
A Tribute To Johnny Thunders - CD Safety Pin Records
Ambush Attack - CD Ambush Records
It's Just Not Boys Fun - CD Wolverine Records
Rebel Noise Presents - CD Rebel Noise Records
Put A Little Pussy In Your Punk - CD On The Rag Records
Los Todos Ramones - CD Rockaway Records (Argentina)
Punk All Over The World - CD Berlin Records (Germany)
Proud and Loud - CD Music Zombie Records (England)


  1. ^ a b c Henderson, Alex. Biography of White Trash Debutantes at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  2. ^ LA Weekly, "Golden Girls," by Libby Molyneaux, Wednesday, February 13, 2002
  3. ^ "Coyote Lovely: White Trash Debutantes Rock The Emerald, by Brian Smith, Phoenix New Times, September 21, 2000
  4. ^ White Trash Debutantes Filmography
  5. ^ Rock City Awards index page
  6. ^ Bands of the Revolution - Demons In Exile
  7. ^ "Save the Lap Dance: Jumbo's Best Stripper Retires," by Lina Lecaro LA Weekly, Wednesday, March 1, 2006
  8. ^ DirkFest: A Celebration of the life of Dirk Dirksen (The Fab Mab Pope of Punk)
  9. ^ Village Voice, "La Dolce Musto: NY Mirror," by Michael Musto, March 7, 2000

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