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Arturo Bienewski

Arturo Bienewski
Arturo Bienewski is the pseudonymous dodge used by an interested bystander to the last gasp of rock and roll. Arturo is the main character of "Geek Love" and known mostly for his aspirations to Godhead. 52 Gurls is a chronicle of punk rock and the amazing women who helped the writer make sense of it all.

Gurl 16: Chinatown, Combat Zones, Post-Punk elevator shafts

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1980 - It is and has always been twisted. A bizarre ritual of exploitation and excess in pursuit of one thing only....sex....

The Dance, Astrology, and “Gurl Fifteen” Eugenie Diserio

The Dance were a more sophisto NYC band, with Lower East Side sensibilities, and featured "Gurl Fifteen", the mysteriously extraordinary Eugenie Diserio.

Artistry, Bush Tetras and “Gurl Fourteen” Cynthia Sley

The death of the hippie dream and the pursuit of artistic license led to the thundering punk rock of Bush Tetras, featuring "Gurl Fourteen" Cynthia Sley.

Raging with “Gurl 13” Lydia Lunch and Eight Eyed Spy

When Lydia Lunch burned her way through Boston one night at The Underground she was as fierce and fearsomely brilliant as her reputation.

Bound and Gagged with “Gurl Twelve”, bassist Trude Kobe

Trude Kobe was "Gurl Twelve", the powerful, ferociously captivating bass player in the seminal, explosive all female Boston punk band Bound and Gagged. As always, dear reader, proceed at your own risk.

The Underground scene and the Hooker who was “Gurl Eleven”

The Underground was a haven for the emerging punk rock scene in Boston, but it also coexisted with a nexus of seedy drug dealers, hookers, and "wise guy" club enforcers.

The Junkie Chic Despair of Rita Ratt, “Gurl Ten”

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1978 - In the beginning, it was mostly rock and roll that informed Boston's early punks. More Dictators than Damned, more Willie...

Brenda’s Tragedy: Gurl Nine from Charlestown, Boston

Brenda Argabright made herself known pretty quickly the night we met as both a true blue “townie” and a stone fox ready to party.

Gurl 8 Pat Hearn, Andy Warhol and New York’s art scene

Gurl 8 is a New York art and punk scene legend. And she died far too young. The following article includes images and language that some may find offensive.

The Maps, “Gurl Seven” Judy Grunwald, and the Secret Stairs of Thayer Street

The Maps had "Gurl Seven" Judy Grunwald, a fierce eclectic singer, who showed with punk swagger what a sweaty stage and a secret rooftop on Thayer Street had in common.

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