The Avengers! One of the great original San Fransisco punk rock bands. SF had a very vibrant punk rock scene in the early days. This band’s prime was around 1979-1980. They hardly released more than an EP or two before they broke up. The blond chick lead singer is amazing. I would have loved to have seen them live.
San Fransisco is a really faggoty town, but the SF punk scene really wasn’t any gayer than it was anywhere else, which is to say not very gay. The very early punks were very, very much against homosexuality, although Darby Crash, lead singer for the Germs, was gay (I met him once), though really if you knew the guy well, he was bisexual like most “gay” male punkers. Pat Smear, guitarist for the Germs, later supposedly came out as gay or something, but he got married at some point and had a kid. A recent video of him 30 years later showed up with a young blond groupie on his leg.
The rest of the scene was profoundly homophobic. The Angry Samoans and a band called Fear had some very homophobic songs. So the male punks were almost overwhelmingly violently heterosexual. The odd thing was that most punk chicks (or punker bitches as we called them because that’s what they were) were bisexual, and a few were said to be just lesbians.
There is a reason for this. Sexual orientation is expressed overtly in nonsexual behavior. There are problems with this. There are straight acting gay men, and there are straight men who are always accused of being gay, but nevertheless, there is a lot of truth to this.
The punk scene was simply a hypermasculinized, aggressive and even violent scene. The males attracted to a scene like that are going to be hypermasculine. Hypermasculinity in males is associated with males were strikingly, almost violently, heterosexual. They are also pretty damn homophobic. That all goes along with aggressively masculine exterior.
On the other hand, the scene was so aggressive and even violent that the women attracted to it were aggressive and even violent sometimes. Mostly they were just in your face, offensive and bitchy. Punker bitches were pretty intimidating chicks. They wore leather, acted tough, cut their hair short, wore leather studs, etc. Aggressive masculinity in females is associated with bisexuality or lesbianism. On the other hand, hyperfeminity is associated with aggressively heterosexual and even homophobic females.
Punker chicks were mostly bi or they were that way at all. They liked the punker guys,and spent a lot of time screwing them. On the other hand, the super masculine nature of the scene expressed itself with a lot of bisexuality with the other punker bitches.
All in all, it was a pretty fun scene. Lot of kicks and good times.
You can expand this formula:
Sexual orientation is expressed outwardly
Outward behavior mirrors private sexual behavior
to explain a lot of other behaviors in modern society above and beyond the punk scene.