Guv'ner

The angular pop-rock trio Guv’ner formed in 1993 as an outgrowth of the romance between singer/guitarist Charles Gansa and singer/bassist Pumpkin Wentzel. After the couple moved to New York City, Wentzel gave a demo tape of the group’s off-kilter pop to Pussy Galore/Free Kitten member Julia Cafritz, whom she had known since elementary school; Cafritz subsequently passed the tape to Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, who ultimately issued Guv’ner’s debut, Hard for Measy for You, on his Ecstatic Peace label.

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