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Cover Story: Wank Punter - Dirty Secrets


Last week we spoke with Mark Nakamura aka “Feedback” about the band the ideas, how it all started, Mark’s views on Bill C10 and Gabi and the Fluffettes, for those who are not familiar with this hard rocking Zappa-ish group we will talk a little about the music and what’s next for Mark and the Band.

BD: The first CD ‘Wank Punter’s “Unlubricated” was a collage of original music from most genres of the music pool. With 13 songs you seem to have covered the gambit of tunes all on one CD.Nubian Princess with the heavy Marlie reggae beat, Cornholio with the Latin Mexican influence and even Sex Worker and the British accent of Joey, was this done as homage to the artists of the past that you may have been influenced by?

Mark: Yes and no. My influences are what they are and surely they have played a major part in my style and approach to writing. More than anything though, the wide range of genres represented on that record was more of a stand against the way modern pop records are BD produced and packaged. I was sick of everything being so consistently the same. From artist to artist, track to track. I yearn for the day to return when artists explored and incorporated styles beyond the typical mainstream palate. Today, it’s apparently a sin to play reggae if you’re a hard rock band. That’s just bulshit in my mind.

Regarding the British voice in Sex Worker, that was Gunner, the original keyboardist/2nd vocalist in the band. He’s no longer with us but we remain on best of terms as friends. He got an offer to audition for Blind Melon (before they ultimately decided to call it quits) and we gave him our blessings. He’s currently working in Florida as a session musician.

BD: With “Unlubricated” you mentioned that there actually are no obscene slang words that it is all “tongue in cheek” or done as a satire, however you still did not get mainstream radio airplay whereas bands like Nickleback and songs like “something in your mouth or Theory of a Dead Man” with their song “Bad Girlfriend” both were on heavy rotation but not Wank Punter, yet their lyrics are quite explicit, why do you think that is?

Mark: Money, or lack thereof. All kidding aside, even though money has a fair bit to do with the issue, the band has been handicapped by virtue of its name, by the over-all concept that we’re satirizing sex and sexuality, and perhaps even our unique relationship with the porn stars we celebrate. It’s all those things combined that makes certain gatekeepers rather squeamish and apprehensive about supporting it. Go figure? The largest consumers of live adult entertainment are politicians and sports and entertainment figures. Don’t ask me how I know that though. Yet, the mere mention of porn or prostitutes and you get this up-turned nose thumbed at you.

Granted, not all the tracks on “Unlubricated” are squeaky clean. But songs such as Driver, Sex Worker, Nubian Princess, Back door Man, just to name a few, are far tamer than some of the songs that have been successfully released in the not too distant past.

Going back to your juxtaposition regarding Nickelback and Theory Of A Dead Man, they can do these one off’s and get away with it as the body of their work doesn’t consistently fall under that risqué demographic. That’s the biggest difference from what I can see. So when bands such as Buck Cherry et al momentarily expose the fangs of a wolf, they get to do it with sheep’s clothing.

Wank Punter ultimately became a very passionate project of mine as I dearly wanted to test the boundaries of free speech without the benefit of cloaking the band in acceptable attire. I wanted to see, in the 21st century no less, if there were morality cops still in existence trying to govern our thoughts and ideas here in the western world and to what length they would go to try and silence those voices.

BD: Now the song “Captain Cockblock” has that great baseball cut in déjà vu of Meatloaf, why did you come up with that idea or spoof of the large one himself ?

Mark: It’s my Reality TV version of how I envisioned Meatloaf attempting to score on the field. I just couldn’t picture a guy like that scoring a home run with a hot babe so I penned it as a flame out. This is why the guitar solo that The Discombobulator played at the end of the monologue has a frenetic, stumbling approach to it’s dynamic peak and why Joey delivers a tongue-tied vocal performance of sheer gibberish to evoke the emotional confusion. That part of the song was a riot to record. Joey had us all in tears from laughing so hard.

The music video for that tune got censored off of YouTube within days of going live. And that was the soft core pixilated cut! It features AVN award winning porn stars Felicia Fox and Mike South. Gene Simmons gets a bit of face time as well. I managed to get some footage of him at the AVN convention in 2005 and cut it into the clip. You can see the uncensored version on the band’s website. It’s hidden in the Backstage Pass section.

BD: The band even seems to have a softer side with “Fatherly Advice” but yet the lyrics are almost opposite of the musical love song progression with the hint of incest throughout, have you ever thought when writing something like this just to keep it mainstream as a love ballad instead of throwing in the twist through the lyrics, you could have had all the easy rock stations eating out of your hand. You have another candidate with ‘A Girl like You”.

Mark: Ya, but where would the challenge be in doing that, let alone the fun? I’m all about shock and awe.

“Fatherly Advice” isn’t about incest. It’s basically decoding the typical love ballad and all that it truly stood for over time. In short, it’s as sincere a song as you could ever imagine in that I pull no punches telling the truth about why we write those damned retched, dirges. Which is, simply to get laid.


The song “A Girl like You” on face value is pretty harmless. Fact of the matter is, it’s a stalker type song, sung through the voice of the antagonist. It’s an emotional admission of not being in the same league as the object of his desire yet the over-powering urge to have her compels the subject to take the plunge and cross that line in the sand, all the while asking if it’s really such a crime to steal her heart away. The heart is a metaphor for innocence.


It’s a sad reflection of our times in the sense that recent generations of young adults have been weaned at the tit of entitlement to such a degree that certain individual males simply snap when confronted by rejection of any sort and react in the only way they know how.

BD: Driver has an almost U2 type of intro and then turns it up a notch with a straight on rock beat. Is that to catch the attention of those hooked on the Irish goodniks sound or did it just end up like that?

Mark: Driver was one of those songs that came in a flash. The damned tune was finished within an hour or two of the process. The U2 guitar bits were part of the Discombobulator’s contribution to the tune. But from what I can remember, there was no premeditation taking us in that particular direction. Funny that you mention it as I always thought of Driver as having a Fleetwood Mac feel to the drums, especially in the verses. The rhythm section reminds me of Go Your Own Way.

BD: Now the “in the face rock anthems” are all there in “Supersize Me”, “Back Doorman” with great vocal harmonies,” Go Figure” and “Mainstream is Learning”, where we have the Geddy Lee falsetto voice ,is this the true sound of WP when you are not being satirical?

Mark: The Geddy voice is Gunner once again. The true sound of the band is what you get collectively from the record as a whole. It’s a pretty diverse band with eclectic tastes but a band that still maintains pop sensibilities within its sound. Whether we are being satirical or not, musically, what you hear is what you get. This is true of the live show as well.

BD: Then we have the first cut Kirsten Price, this has the jazz and funk beat of a Zappa tune, it rocks and chops it’s way to the dance floor. Was Zappa a big influence in your writing?

Mark: Absolutely no doubt about it. No Zappa, no Wank Punter. Although, I decided to eschew the far more esoteric and musically challenging arrangement approach of songs such as “The Black Page”, “Zombie Wolf” etc. Wank Punter is a more “Dirty Love”/”Why Does It Hurt When I Pee” kind of thing.

BD: Now we come to your next CD. Six songs only, that is pared down a lot from 13 in “Unlubricated’ is the experiment over and you feel you have found your groove?

Mark: We definitely found our groove. It’s a bit more narrow in scope, genre wise compared to the last CD but the real reason for making an EP as opposed to another full length CD is more indicative of the times we are living in. The industry has changed so drastically that it appears to have become a singles market once again. The irony being, no one takes you seriously if that is all you have… 1 song. Hence, the EP. I wanted all killer, no filler and with our label (Blue Sapphire – distributed by DEP/UNIVERSAL) anxious for the follow up record, I figured an EP would be the best way to hit ‘em hard and fast and if everyone really digs it, it’ll leave them wanting more.

BD: “Plain Brown Wrapper”, that is a great marketing concept on it’s own, just like the condom on the first CD ,who came up with those ideas?

Mark: Me. I am responsible for packaging and marketing everything here as well as maintaining my creative portfolio in the song writing department. I’m a pretty twisted character and this stuff just lurks in the nether regions of my mind… In truth, it’s a throwback to the days when porn videos were mailed in plain brown wrappers to the recipients with the sender being anonymous. Wait till you see the pic on the disc itself. ; ) Parents be forewarned.

BD: Without giving it all away can you give us a run down on what we can expect to hear on the PBW CD coming out next month?

Mark: First off, the street date for the release is September 15th. What else can everyone expect? 6 incredibly rocking tunes! Seriously, this CD doesn’t let up from the first track on. It begins with The Bionic Chronic, a satirical poke at rappers who openly celebrate the consumption of illicit, combustible, amusement aid. But instead of using typical base descriptors to delineate our story line, I employed more thought provoking metaphors that, on their own would be harmless enough.

How the song actually came about is an interesting story in its own right. My nephew, who is heavy into rap and hip hop and is an aspiring writer, was penning a lyric one day and read it out to me. I wasn’t pleased with the language he was using and decided to sit down and provide a brief example of how he could word it in an intellectually thought provoking manner without cursing up a blue streak. That’s how the opening verse came about. I decided to continue on with it just to see where it would lead me. I owe it to my nephew David for providing the muse to inspire this track.

It’s a bit of a creative departure for the band as it incorporates rap, sampled beats merged with real drums, and a Beasty Boys kind of feel to it. I plan to exploit this track heavily.

BD: Definitely has the Beaties sound.

Mark: It also showcases the lovely vocal talents of our back-up singers, especially Cherry Poppins, who I am currently producing as a solo artist in her own right. I had this harmony part reminiscent of the Andrew Sisters’ vocal style and got the girls to lay it over alt rock beats in the bridge of the tune. It’s pretty outrageous.

Switch is next on the disc and lyrically speaking, is pretty self-explanatory if you’re into the BDSM scene. It also showcases Cherry at the end of the tune as she transitions from a submissive back up to the bitch wail of a dominatrix.

BD: Like Mary Clayton with the Stones.

Mark:The most outrageous track though, hands down goes to Glory Oh Gloria. It’s a rocking lament about a man’s experience when he discovers a glory hole wall in his youth and how the momentous event had scarred him for life.
BD: Can’t say I’ve been there, next! You mentioned “branch off projects” from Wank Punter can you tell us a bit about Cheery Poppins , Kirsten’s solo career and where she’s going with it and can we expect more?

Mark: Cherry Poppins, aka Kirsten Rea, is in the early stages of recording her debut CD. It won’t be anything remotely similar to her stint with Wank Punter so don’t be expecting her to crawl up a stripper pole during a serenade. But we have very high hopes for this remarkable talent. Not only is she beautiful, she can sing her tail off and writes equally as well. We’re taking our time developing the songs for her and in the meantime, having her cut her teeth in such hostile environments such as a Wank Punter live show and backstage party will surely enable her to fend for herself when she assumes the role of band leader with her very own brigade.

Expect her EP to drop sometime during the winter of 09.

BD: Finally, what do you listen to on your I Pod?

Mark: I surf a lot on the internet music sites and I really dig this one guitarist who calls himself Bumblefoot. He hasn’t quit reached the level of ubiquity that other better known guitar slingers such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, et al have achieved but has great tunes on YouTube. I like Bucket head as well. Otherwise Frank Zappa of course and I have their complete collection. More current bands that I listen to are Tool, System of a Down, Lamb Of God as well as bands like Green Day. They’re like cinnamon candy with a kick.

BD:
Any Canadian acts?

Mark: There’s a burgeoning new music scene in Canada and I believe it’s far more relevant than what is coming out of the USA at the moment. Unfortunately, we lack the industry to support it so quite a few acts aren’t getting the recognition they truly deserve. Bands such as White Cowbell Oklahoma (who happen to be stablemates of ours), are making waves in the clubs and packing ‘em to the rafters yet mainstream doesn’t cover it so only the hardcore fans are aware of them.

Nickelback is a good example of the blandness that’s quite endemic of the biz on the national and international level. Although I will go on record to admit that I really like “Something in Your Mouth”. It’s a very well crafted song. I do like a lot of Prog rock like Pink Floyd, Genesis (old stuff), Gentle Giant, ELP, and a little Dream Theatre as well.

BD: Any advice for the young bands and musicians out there?

Mark: Yes, learn from the past and go find another career ! All kidding aside, unless you are truly passionate about the craft of music, you are in for a lot of grief and heartache. Those with an undying love for the art will soldier forward regardless of the circumstances, regardless of the odds or the cost.

But there’s also something that many of us put little thought into when pursuing our dreams. That is the feelings of those who love and care for you. They too, will suffer (as much if not more) along-side you in this journey of yours. I have a failed marriage, a parade of ex-girlfriends, and a stream of soured business partners to prove my point.

But if you fall within that particular demographic of ‘never-say-die’ intestinal fortitude, then your best option is to study and listen to a lot of music and get the skills that go beyond being a performer. This would include, although not limited to, entertainment law, accounting, product management, marketing and promotion, public relations, and the gift of the gab. You have to make the decisions much like a businessman is required to do on a day to day basis. This applies whether you are selling widgets or rock n’ roll (and I’ve done both).

If you manage to learn the aforementioned skills, you will soon learn how to be self reliant and self sufficient and that will give you the self confidence you will need in order to succeed and create your own Cinderella story. No one is going to pave the way for you, especially in today’s music industry climate. The irony is, you have to be prepared to do it yourself before anyone else will come and join you for the ride.

BD: Thanks Mark

Digital Journal
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Lenny Stoute
Mar 16, 2009
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/269295

Wank Punter brought their best glam game, Digging Roots re-imagined the blues, Bella Clava made the keyboards beg for mercy and Malajube proved music is truly the universal language. All this and more from CMW 2009 in Toronto.
Just like last year, CMW's opening night was cold as a lap dancer when the music stops. What was noticeably different was the crowd size, smallish ones being very much the case this year.

Even the usually packed out Montreal showcase at El Mocambo weren't packed, despite the presence of marquee acts like We Are Wolves and Malajube. It didn't stop the latter for making their strong case for being Canada's rock'n' roll band. Why? Well, they sing in one of the two official languages in this case understood by maybe 10% of the house yet there was never a communication breakdown between band and audience.

Never a problems telling whether the hairsome foursome was on about getting some, doing some or fighting the power some. Malajube's current fusion of garage and classic rock is hook-laden, cleverly put together and would rip the drown of Kings Of Leon.

Zipped up to the Bovine Sex Club for a quick Jaeger and usually enjoyable gal garage cutups Machetes. For whatever reason, there was no chemistry between they and I this night and at the suggestion of Ian, in town from da 'Peg, rolled over to the Silver Dollar for little known Mother Murder. Too young to even know from retro and too full of juice to care, they swaggered and swung through a handful of well-crafted garage rock tunes to a wildly appreciative group of friends who managed to work up the moxie to rush the stage and attempt a de-pantsing of the lead singer. This is why you go to opening night: for the little bands which create such outbreaks of pure rock'n'roll.

Wank Punter made the most of its prime slot at the Hard Rock.The full house was primed, the energy level was throbbing as Joey Bigapini and the crew ripped through the material from the Unlubricated debut album. With new backing singer and Tina Fey lookalike Cherry Poppins settling into her role and smoother choreography from the Fabulous Wankettes, the band showed the beneficial effects of the its recent T.Dot club tour. They've tightened up and become more invested in the live dynamic without losing that sexy funhouse thing they do so well. Strangest development in the Wank Punter camp has been the emergence of Discombobulator as an unlikely sex symbol. For whatever reason mask-lovin' reasons, the big guy's become a babe magnet. Given his size, make that a fridge magnet.

By Saturday, the crowds were back to usual all lineups, all the time standards , which meant a goodly crowd on hand for the T.Dot debut of Digging Roots at the Hard Rock Cafe.. The core of the quintet is ShoShona Kish and Raven Kanatakta and the material's written from a First Nations perspective. The sound breaks down roughly into reggae and blues derived tunes and while the former is the band's bread and butter dancefloor stuff, the Berklee trained Kanatakta has some very radical approaches to blues. With atonals aplenty and call and response vocals leads between himself and the diminutive and fiery Kish, songs like the epic "Seeds" can take you into gripping and unexpected territory. Digging Roots are flirting with a sound that s at once deeply primal and contemporary catchy..If they can hold together, this crew can go far.

The pink and black Jeager-soaked ambiance of the Rok Boutique is not for the faint of heart at the best of times but was the perfect venue for aspiring Metal Queen Basia Lyjak. Backed by a pedigreed pack of hired guns fronted by former Edwin guitarist Ron Bechard, Lyjack served up fierce, tight classic rock tunes with just enough quirk and didn't hang around long enough to bore you. Tough set, showed promise but didn't hear that one hot single the lady's gonna need to get to the next level.

Next, the Rox Botique morphed into a most decadent art bar for minimalist trio Bella Clava. The array of bustiers now peppered with balaclava-wearing fans, mirroring the mannequin onstage in red dress and balaclava. This Thunder Bay act has one speed, full forward with chugging guitar, manic keyboards, relentless drumming and the frantic vocals of Caitlin Cady. While this crew had no trouble maintaining the energy level and have worthy tunes like "Didn't Come Here To Love You " and "Eve Drop" a touch of variety
in the song structure wouldn't have been a bad thing ether.

Digital Journal
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Lenny Stoute
Jan 18, 2009
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/265462

Already a TV hit in the US, T.Dot's notorious crew of glammed up sex funksters Wank Punter drop their debut album, Unlubricated, Tuesday. Can't think of a tarter antidote to the saccharine saturated ObamaRama we'll be sucking up that day.

All pumped from their warmup gig at the Horsehoe Tuesday, Wank Punter are go for debut album Unlubricated’s release party at Rock'n'Roll Heaven (1660 O’Connor Drive) Friday night.

Pyro restrictions and a shorter set time at the “Shoe curbed the WP throwdown somewhat but there was enough to put that “What the ...” look on the faces of a couple of dudes which could only mean one thing. They were in the band which had to follow Wank Punter, not fun. As they’re headlining at Rock’n’Roll Heaven, you won’t see that particular look but they’ll be lots to catch the eye, Wank Punter is a band on a mission but it’s not the one you might think. The flamboyant sextet of porn rockers, known for their outrageous live shows and slippery lyrics, are frequently mistaken for horned up glam rockers out for nothing but a good time.

Nothing wrong with that, guitarist and architect of the Wank Punter sound Feedback asserts but its really not the whole story.


“Wank Punter is all about female empowerment and liberation. We just come at it from a different angle. We write songs that for instance look at the situations of sex trade workers and the negative stereotypes they’re saddled with”.

Like Jay Reatard and AIDS Wolf, Wank Punter gets serious stick for its nomenclature, even before folks have heard a lick.
“Agents, bookers, we’ve been told straight up they don’t approve of what we do. This is usually based on a visit to the website where I suppose they interpret images to fit their preconceptions about this band.

“For instance, theres this feeling the songs are all about the most debauched behaviours, told in the most disgusting lyrics.

“Sure, we revel in wordplay and innuendo to the max but isn’t that more creative than a whole lot of gratuitous swearing?”
Feedback claims Wank Punter material is informed by his many years as a content provider in the flesh industry.

Most Wank Punters tunes are insider takes on common socio-sexual happenings in both the porn and regular worlds. Most often, the observations are coming from a humorous place and Feedback claims WP doesn’t get enough credit for being funny.

What’s undeniable is that they’re smart enough to keep flipping the script. While the band walks some provocatively thin lines on such as “Nubian Princess” and “Curse”, the bouncy “Supersize Me” is pure fun, “Driver” turns the gender tables in a sexual trade-off and “ A Girl Like You” is all about the yearning for that transcendent woman you’ll never have because deep down you know you won’t know what to do with her.

The over the top costumes and makeup send a message nobody’s taking any of this too seriously.

Wank Punter reference the pit bands that provided the music for the ladies back when peeling was called burlesque. This type of band had to be hip to the popular music of its time and Wank Punter is on point with its mashup of power funk, glam rock and nu-metal.

It’s a sound that’s appeared on Gene Simmons Family Jewels and put the band a number of times on Playboy TV’s Night Calls show. This translates into an easier ride for the band in the US but Feedback's committed to doing the breakthrough in reverse. The man wants a hometown appreciation of what Wank Punter’s about and the good they do.

“Fact is porn has a much more prominent place in the American cultural mainstream and that works to Wank Punter’s benefit. But Canada is beginning to get it more and more. All those shops and websites selling kinky gear and sex toys aren’t surviving on sex trade workers alone. “

Which is why Feedback maintains the live payoff for the band is in watching an audience latch onto the Wank Punter spirit.

“We were setting up in a club one night and a fairly demure young woman was hanging out asking about the show. I told her it was not uncommon for females to get onstage and try to outdo our dancers. “Gawd, that’s nasty, I could never do that”, she responded.

“At some point during the show I looked over and there she was beside the dancers, flashing and grinding up a storm and having the time of her life”.

With a charged-up lead singer, duelling guitars, two backing singers, three dancers and a heavy-hitting backline, there should be action aplenty. Feedback promises a full run through of Unlubricated’s 13 tracks, though not necessarily in the album order.

" I like to leave room for some kind of happening, either front stage or back, that might shape the set that night. More fun for the band".

And this guy knows from fun.

Rock Confidential
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JesseCapps
Oct 04, 2007
http://rockconfidential.com/magazine/news/wank-punter-to-perform-at-8th-annual-everything-to-do-with-sex-show-in-toronto/

Wank Punter To Perform At 8th Annual "Everthing To Do With Sex Show" In Toronto

Controversial Canadian rock band Wank Punter has announced that they will be performing at the 8th annual “Everything To Do With Sex Show”, in Toronto on Saturday, October 20, 2007 on the Feature Stage. The band will also be hosting a booth on the show floor, manned by XXX Film Stars Regan Anthony and Ryder Skye, along with KSEX Radio personality Tony Batman. Wank Punter CDs, merchandise, and memorabilia, as well as photographs and autographs from the adult industry stars in attendance, will all be available to visitors at the booth.

Wank Punter is Canada’s very own rock/porn band, with two CDs worth of hard-driving rock and roll songs that are informed and influenced by the world of adult entertainment. The band, musical descendants of the outrageous Frank Zappa, are veterans of dozens of controversial shows in venues throughout Canada and the US. Fans have most recently enjoyed performances by the band on Playboy TV’s “Nite Calls with Jesse Jane”, and Wank Punter also performed live in 2006 at the legendary Sunset Strip venue Whiskey-A-Go-Go, once home to music legends The Doors and Guns N Roses.

Wank Punter’s eponymous first CD – now out of print and a collector’s item – was released in 2005 on a small, independent label. Featuring songs like “Glory Hole Gloria” and “Oh My Felicia!”, the disc enabled the band to garner attention both inside and outside the adult film world. No strangers to playing live onstage, the band performed at various adult industry expos, marketing their product at every stop and winning new fans with every live performance. Since then, Wank Punter has seen their popularity skyrocket. They now count Canadian promoter Gary Cormier – the promoter who helped to bring bands such as The Ramones and The Police to Canadian audiences for the first time – as a team member. The list of events the band has played is long, and they show no signs of slowing down. They plan to return to the studio and begin work on their third album – tentatively titled “Plain Brown Wrapper” – after their appearance at the “Everything To Do With Sex Show”.

Wank Punter’s current CD, featuring packaging that makes it look like a large condom wrapper, is entitled “Unlubricated” and is available now on itunes.com, as well as at select retailers throughout Canada. Containing songs like “Driver”, “Kirsten Price” and “Girl Like You”, it promises to be a smash hit for the group. For more information, to order the CD, or to check out samples of the band’s music, check out WankPunter.com

Toronto’s sexiest consumer show, the “Everything To Do With Sex Show” is back for its 8th year in a row. The show plans to push visitors to their sexual limits this year with a hotter, sexier, more romantic and edgier show than ever before! The show will take place at the Automotive Building at the Exhibition Place in Toronto over the weekend of October 19-21, 2007. Admittance is restricted to 19 and over. “This year,” the show’s organizers claim, ”We’ve upgraded the entertainment and have many new acts that will keep you on your toes. They’ll be a variety of exhibitors, from the latest in sex toys, lingerie, videos, and other adult products, to a multitude of other sexy products including oysters, wine, cigars, travel, health and beauty products, and everything else of interest to the romantic minded. We also have many different types of seminars to fill your cravings. This show draws in curious adults who want to explore their sexuality. We cover every topic from dirty talk to sex toys. We present sex and romance and everything to do with it, in a fun, non-threatening environment that appeals to couples and singles alike.”

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Peter Warren
Oct 04, 2007
http://www.avn.com/index.cfm?objectID=6DF804F3-CA38-B544-B035F6082EBC2B1C&slid=128850

Wank Punter to Perform at Toronto's Everything to Do With Sex Show
Canada's porn-rock madmen gear up to record third album

TORONTO - Porn-rock band Wank Punter is on board to perform at the 8th annual Everything to Do With Sex Show at Toronto's Exhibition Place the weekend of Oct. 19-21.

In addition to the band's show on the Feature Stage Saturday, Oct. 20, they will be hosting a booth on the convention floor throughout the event. KSEX Radio's Tony Batman, Ryder Skye and Regan Anthony will be on hand to greet fans .

Describing themselves as "Frank Zappa meets Cheap Trick over at Van Halen's place with [the] vocal sensibilities of the Beatles," Wank Punter has performed at the legendary Whiskey-A-Go-Go and on Playboy TV's "Night Calls," among other places, and has produced such porn-influenced ditties as "Glory Hole Gloria," "Kirsten Price," "Sex Worker" and "Captain Cockblock."

The Toronto-based band has released two albums since forming in 2005 — "Wank Punter" and "Unlubricated" — and plans a return to the studio following the Everything to Do With Sex Show to record a third, tentatively titled "Plain Brown Paper."

The group is also featured in the November issue of Genesis magazine in a 2-page article by Tim Case Walker, and has wrapped an appearance in a TV drama series about strippers directed by Zalman King of 9 1/2 Weeks, Red Shoe Diaries and Blue Sunshine fame.

"The band played a key role in the episode and our two dancers were offered principal speaking roles as a result," Wank Punter spokesman told AVN. "Best of all, they licensed two songs for the series with more to come."

 

24hrs
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JENNIFER BILL
June 06, 2007
http://toronto.24hrs.ca/Entertainment/2007/06/08/4243553-sun.html


Naughty meets nice at the 2007 Sex Show

The 2007 Sex Show will be causing quite a stir this weekend at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., with sexy seminars, seductive attire, sinful toys and much X-rated fun spread out over three days.

With hundreds of exhibitors showing thousands of high-quality products and services and tens of thousands of people expected to attend the sex-themed consumer show Friday to Saturday, sex, romance, wellness and education will be thrust into the spotlight.

Along with racy fashion shows, entertainment on the mainstage this year features the newest, wildest Toronto band to emerge onto the music and porn scene, Wank Punter.

The six-piece porn-rock band -- as seen on Playboy TV -- are set to rock the Sex Show at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. One member in the audience will be the lucky winner of a contest running now with Dot On Shaft Guitars, a new Canadian manufacturer and distributor of quality guitars and basses -- he or she will take home a spanking-new double-neck electric guitar.

In attendance all weekend is Triple X hardcore porn star Sunny Lane, adding extra sizzle to the Sex Show. The buxom blonde starlet will be signing autographs and posing for pictures at the Wank Punter exhibit booth. She will also be introducing the porn-rock band on stage.

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The Star
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Emily Mathieu
June 05, 2007
http://www.thestar.com/living/article/221418

Do good girls watch porn?

If not – or if so – does that make them a good (or not) person?

Trying to figure out the differences is not a simple task. It's not made any easier by watching roughly seven hours of feminist porn. (Although, washing down a giant bag of frozen licorice, with a jumbo coffee, is more conducive to thought than one might think.)

The research materials came courtesy of Toronto sex shop Good for Her and resembled work that was showcased at the shop's second annual Feminist Porn Awards last Friday.

The awards honour films that involve women who are positively and actively involved in porn industry roles ranging from actresses to directors. Anyone who thinks they know what female-oriented porn looks like might be shocked at how explicit this material is. No soft lighting, medieval dresses or long-haired men on unicorns in sight. It's porn.

Or, as shop manager Chanelle Gallant says: women enjoying pleasure and creative control, working with men who don't resemble overbaked slices of Peking duck.

This Friday hundreds – perhaps thousands – of sex enthusiasts will head to The Sex Show at the International Centre, near Pearson International Airport.

The three-day event, featuring porn icon Ron Jeremy, promises workshops on everything from fitness, Tantric sex and body oils to bondage gear.

There will also be porn and it's unlikely the majority of it was created with feminist sensibilities in mind. (The chance to win free breast implants is the tip-off.)

No matter your views on porn, can't we all agree that watching a band called Wank Punter would be worth the price of admission? Come on, they're giving away a guitar.

But back to bad girls and good feminists: If your interest is piqued by mainstream pornography – where we assume women are basically props – or if you like it, does it make you anti-feminist? Not a good person?

If you get turned on by feminist porn, can you still be considered a good, or virtuous, girl?

That some pornography objectifies and demeans women is about as certain as the fact water runs downhill. How different genders process pornography, and what that says about perceptions of women, isn't quite as simple.

That's one of countless points being tackled by Dr. Bobby Noble, assistant professor in the new Sexuality Studies program at York University. The first class graduated in April; the program operates within York's Women's Studies program. Students enrolled in Noble's year-long course – nicknamed Porn 101 – take on three months of theory before their first film.

Noble says women who watch porn can sometimes be stigmatized – he explains some might see it as: "There is no way to be a good woman who watches porn."

He says it's important to recognize feminist porn isn't the only porn "good" for women, a point its creators also admit. Rather, it's just picking up on the complexities of conventional porn and turning the vantage point on its head.

Labelling mainstream, or mass-distributed, porn as "bad," or assuming the women and men who watch it are anti-feminist, is just too simple a conclusion to draw.

It's a difficult concept for some, but good women watch porn – all kinds. You're not a bad girl if it takes a few dozen films, or trade shows, to figure out what turns you off – or on – or whether you want anything to do with porn at all.

If you're worried about what people think, just call it research.

 

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Flesh Bot
http://fleshbot.com/

May, 14, 2007
http://fleshbot.com/sex/events/the-toronto-sex-show-260423.php

How can the land that spawned both Tina Tyler and Rush not be sexy? The Sex Show, a production of Exotica Canada to be held at Toronto's International Centre (Hall 5) on June 8 and 9, features the standard passel of porn star appearances (Sunny Lane will be cavorting onstage with "porn-rock" band Wank Punter) and adult product exhibitors, but also offers a large slate of consumer-oriented seminars, including "The Secrets of Male Multiple Orgasm" (which would get real messy real quick unless your receptacle was open-ended). Somehow the event seems friendlier than similar shows south of the border, probably because of the nearness of Gordon Lightfoot. At the very least, it seems closer to the heart. - GP

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Tony Batman
www.tonybatman.com

May, 12, 2007
http://www.tonybatman.com/?p=1158

We are going to show what a good porn band and a few porn people can do to spice up a sex show. More to come !!

Wank Punter Live In Toronto June 8 & 9!!

The Sex Show 2007
June 8 & 9th
International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Hall 5
$20 at the door/ $35 weekend pass

Hot off their third live appearance on Playboy TV’s NIGHT CALLS, Wank
Punter is back by popular demand! And they’re giving away a solid body electric guitar ($1500+ value) to 1 very lucky winner courtesy of Dot On Shaft Guitars! http://www.dotonshaft.com

Exploding into public consciousness via the adult entertainment industry with their infectious pop sensibilities and hilarious lyrics satirizing the adult XXX world, Wank Punter has endeared themselves into the collective hearts and minds of porn stars, fans of adult entertainment, and an ever-growing mainstream audience. Industry pundits have long been touting this act as a bonafide gateway between the world of mainstream and XXX!

They will be performing live at The Sex Show 2007 along with special Porn Star guest Sunny Lane! Prime Time Uncensored will also be there with web personality Tony Batman. He’ll be doing extensive coverage of the event.

Sunny Lane will also be present at the Wank Punter booth and will be available to sign autographs, pose for pictures, and provide interviews for the media in attendance at the show.

To book an interview with the band, Tony Batman or Sunny Lane, contact Jade Blackmore at jadeblackmore@sbcglobal.net or (323) 350-6500.

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XBiz
Xbiz.com

April 20, 2007
http://www.xbiz.com/pressrelease_piece.php?id=22568

Sunny Lane, Wank Punter Set for Sex Show 2007

TORONTO — Adult performer Sunny Lane will appear onstage with Wank Punter at The Sex Show 2007 in Toronto. Lane will also sign autographs at the band’s booth.

Sex Show 2007 runs June 8-10 at the International Centre in Toronto. Lane and Wank Punter will be appearing June 8-9 in Hall five.

Lane recently appeared on ABC’s “Primetime,” where she revealed her parents are her managers. Toronto-based Wank Punter’s satirical brand of sex rock has garnered kudos from Playboy TV, Playboy Radio, KSEX.com and others.

For more information contact Jade Blackmore at jadeblackmore@sbcglobal.net or (323) 350-6500.

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The Floating World
www.thefloatingworld.com

http://www.thefloatingworld.com/sexshow2007toronto-June-10-2007.html

Sunny Lane To Perform With Wank Punter At The Sex Show 2007

Toronto based porn rock band Wank Punter will be performing at The Sex Show 2007, June 8th and 9th at the International Centre, Hall 5.

Porn star Sunny Lane (www.SunnyLaneLive.com) will be appearing onstage with the band and will also sign autographs at the band's booth. Sunny, famous for films suchas Dark Angels 2: Bloodline, Sex Pix, and Cousin Stevie's Pussy Party Unwrapped, caused quite a stir with her appearance on Primetime ABC: XXX Family Values when she revealed her parents are her managers. Primetime Uncensored's Tony Batman (www.tonybatman.com) will also be appearing.

With a purchase of $10 or more in Wank Punter merchandise, customers will get a free lap dance from one of the Fluffettes, the band's luscious dancers and accomplices in musical debauchery. Past featured Fluffettes include porn stars Mia Rose, Destiny St. Clair and Felicia Fox.

How to describe the band Wank Punter to the uninitiated? Think of a porno Spinal Tap-with real porn stars cavorting onstage and songs like "Sex Worker" and "Nubian Princess." Their satirical brand of sex rock has garnered kudos from Playboy TV, Playboy Radio, KSEX.com, AVN and Adult FYI.

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Eye On Adult
www.eyeonadult.com

JENNIFER BILL
July 28, 2006
http://toronto.24hrs.ca/Columnists/After6/2006/07/27/1706372-sun.html

May 1, 2007- Toronto based porn rock band Wank Punter, will be performing at The Sex Show 2007, June 8th and 9th at the International Centre, Hall 5.

Sunny Lane will be appearing onstage with the band and will also sign autographs at the band''s booth. Sunny, famous for films such as Dark Angels 2: Bloodline, Sex Pix, and Cousin Stevie's Pussy Party Unwrapped, caused a sensation with her appearance on Primetime ABC: XXX Family Values when she revealed her parents are her managers. Primetime Uncensored's Tony Batman will also be appearing.

With a purchase of $10 or more in Wank Punter merchandise, customers will get a free lap dance from one of the Fluffettes, the band's luscious dancers and accomplices in musical debauchery. Past featured Fluffettes include porn stars Mia Rose, Destiny St. Clair and Felicia Fox.

-JUST ANNOUNCED-

Dot On Shaft Guitars will be giving away a 2B1 double neck guitar at Wank Punter's Sex Show 2007 appearance. For info on how to enter, check the contest page on WP's website:

http://www.wankpunter.com/contest/index.html

For more information visit:

www.wankpunter.com, www.myspace.com/wankpunter, www.thesexshow2007.com, www.sunnylanelive.com/, and http://primetimeuncensored.com/

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24hrs
http://toronto.24hrs.ca

JENNIFER BILL
Dec. 14, 2006
http://toronto.24hrs.ca/Columnists/After6/2006/12/15/2805326-sun.html

"She said driver, driver, take me now -- I can't wait another minute, you rock my world somehow."

- Wank Punter, Driver

LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEKEND

CRANK THE WANK!

Local porn-rockers Wank Punter have taken the porn industry by storm, and have hit rock enthusiasts below the belt. The Wanks are frank -- they sing about sex, real moments in the quest for sexual intimacy, and the oft-comical obstacles that befall our attempts to bed our targets. Grinding out solid rock music, they will make you laugh, and their explosive shows involve sexy ladies, provocative pyrotechnics, and the intriguing personas and wild costumes of all six members. And we can't forget Sassy Fluffette, the eye candy. Having heated up Playboy TV and Whiskey A Go-Go in L.A., Wank Punter will rock the Opera House, 735 Queen St. E., Friday. I think they rock, and all deserve a big O -- standing ovation, that is. Watch for adult star Monica Mayhem. Doors 9 p.m. Tickets $10 adv., $15 door. Check out at www.wankpunter.com.

 

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24hrs
http://toronto.24hrs.ca

JENNIFER BILL
July 28, 2006
http://toronto.24hrs.ca/Columnists/After6/2006/07/27/1706372-sun.html

CRANK THE WANK

A rockin' show is in store for patrons at the Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., on Saturday. Celtic punk rockers Mudmen, who typically stir up a frenzy with their bagpipe action, will be joined by Oshawa four-piece rockers Lower Back Tatti and the piece de resistance -- Wankpunter. Making waves all over with a whole different animal -- porn rock -- Wankpunter might offend the virginal sort but the limber-minded will laugh and rock out at the same time. Their shtick is killer, their perverted personas as colourful as their costumes, their ladies are hot and their music is good. The band is set to play Playboy TV as well as the Playboy mansion, and Whisky a Go Go in L.A. next month. It is too much -- check out at www.wankpunter.com or its myspace site. Doors 9 p.m., show 10 p.m. Cover is $8. Call 416-598-4753.

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Xfanz
xfanz.com

Vito Anthony
Saturday, December 9, 2006
http://www.xfanz.com/news_piece.php?id=960

TORONTO, Canada — KSEX Radio hosts Monica Mayhem and Tony Batman are heading to Toronto for Wank Punter's XXXmas Show at The Opera House Dec. 15.

"This is going to be a great show, and I'm fucking psyched that Wank Punter asked us to come along with them for this," Batman said. "Peter Anthony is handling the comedy warm up, and since I've been friends with him and members of WP for a while, it was a great opportunity for us to work together. Of course, when my co-host is as incredible as Monica, it sure didn't hurt that WP got her tits in the deal as well."

The Opera House is known for being a venue that holds onto all of its old-school charm, stemming from its days in the 1900s as a vaudeville theatre. Batman warned that things might get out of hand, however.

"Wank Punter is all about the sex in 'sex, drugs and rock and roll,'" Batman said. "It's perfect for Monica and I to bring along our friends from the adult industry and really heat up Toronto."

At this year's KSEX Awards, Mayhem was named the hottest KSEX Babe, while Batman received the Mike Rick memorial award.id

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EyeOnAdult.com
eyeonadult.com

http://www.eyeonadult.com/newswire/article1019.html

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Which comes first? Naughty song lyrics or rampant sexual promiscuity? The mainstream media have already drawn their own conclusions, but the adult industry can make up its own mind when it attends the official after party for 'Porn Rock' band Wank Punter, this Thursday, August 10 at Tangerine in West Hollywood. You can start the evening's promiscuity at 10 p.m., when the "Pre" After Party gets started two hours before the band begins to spew its filthy lyrics a block away at The Whiskey. Confused? Just come out and party with us all.

Black Widow Talent, World Wide Entertainment, Elite Entertainment and The Floating World present "Wank Punter: The Before & After Party", from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Tangerine, 8788 Sunset Blvd. (at Holloway), West Hollywood, Calif.

Already confirmed for the party are Mia Rose, Tyler Faith, Wankus, Lexi Lamour, Cytherea, Rita Faltoyano, Regan Anthony, Tommy Gunn, Marcus Allen and newcomer Cocoa Shannele. Adult industry can RSVP to Ric Williams, ric@blackwidowproductions.com, to be placed on the VIP list.

Ric Williams, of Black Widow Talent (http://www.talentbw.com) and Black Widow Productions (http://www.blackwidowproductions.com), is sponsoring the party to celebrate the launch of his new talent agency. Black Widow Talent is one of the only four licensed and bonded agencies in the adult industry, and a legitimate gateway for talent seeking work within the mainstream as well it's Stormy Daniels' official mainstream booking agency. Ric will be there with Team Tyler (http://www.tylerfaith.com <http://www.officialteamtyler.com> ) and Lexi Lamour (http://www.lexilamour.com), partners from both sides of his business.

Wank Punter (http://www.wankpunter.com) is not your typical rock n' roll band. Granted, it isn't the first time sex and rock has walked the aisle of unholy matrimony, as they are rather obvious bedfellows. But, where the bands that have influenced these raucous rockers have left off, Wank Punter has dutifully taken the baton and raised the gritty, prurient quotient substantially. Porn stars: if you'd like to be on Wank Punter's list at the Whiskey, hit up pr@wankpunter.com.

There will be a media area on the terrace for photo ops and interviews, and Pamela Peaks and her TV crew will be on hand. Media interested in attending the party (and/or the Wank Punter show) should write to Terri Redor, terri@thefloatingworld.com to be placed on the list.

Terri Redor of The Floating World (http://www.thefloatingworld.com) will be at the party to turn performers on to a new webmaster site created specifically to promote porn stars' own affiliate programs (http://www.promotepornstars.com). The site launches in September. Let him know you'd like your site(s) to be included.

Tangerine (http://www.tangerine.la) is just a block away from the world famous Whiskey; you can park at either venue and attend both the band's show and the after party with ease. Valet parking is available at both venues.

Tangerine features a plush lounge-like atmosphere plus an outdoor courtyard with spectacular views of the city.

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Fort Record
http://www.fortsaskatchewanrecord.com

By Michael Spears
Friday June 30, 2006
http://www.fortsaskatchewanrecord.com/story.php?id=239515


From the Hallways of the Fort to the Small Screen

Fort Saskatchewan Record — Her remarkable journey has taken her from the East Coast, Lamont, to the Fort, to the West Coast.
For Amanda Druken, who goes by the stage name of Dark Bonita, the trek has been eventful.
"I absolutely did not think for a second when I was going to school in the Fort that I’d be where I am now. I had no idea whatsoever," said Druken, who now calls the Toronto area home.
"At that time I don’t think that I’d even be in Toronto."
She and her family, that still live in Bruderheim, originally called Newfoundland home.
"I just wasn’t a big fan of small towns. I lived in Bruderheim and went to school in Fort Saskatchewan. The biggest place I had ever lived in had only 1,100 people. That got to me eventually, I thought I was too big for small town life. I saw where everybody else was going and I didn’t like it."
She now splits her time between touring with the Ontario band, Wank Punter, and operating her own business, Masquerade Entertainment.
"I met them when I was doing event planning for swingers clubs. I was in a partnership with another girl doing parties in the escort industry. I needed some help with web hosting and that’s how I got in touch with Marshall," said Druken.
"He liked the concepts that I had. Soon he decided to take it a step further and incorporate music into the parties. We can’t be too serious when you’re singing about sex and porn," she said with a laugh."
You can see Druken if you’ve got a computer starring in the band’s first music video, ‘South Pole Boogie’.
"I wanted to do something that was outrageous and that pushed the limits. By marrying porn and rock n roll I was lead to the Wank Punter concept," said Marshall Stack, Wank Punter’s producer.
"The song took off on the internet and its been leading us ever since. The demand for the song, and the music video that eventually came out has been overwhelming."
The video for ‘South Pole Boogie’ pays homage to an adult film star, Mike South.
"We’re definitely a live band you can’t really get the full effect from listening to the CD," said Druken.
The band’s blues – rock sound has garnered them the attention of some big names in entertainment including Playboy TV who has asked them to perform live Aug. 11.
They’ll be feature entertainers on the program Night Calls Live, hosted by Jessie Jane.
"They sent me a press kit. One of the things that I’m looking for in the bands is that they can somehow tie into the show , the theme and the content of it," said Derek Harvie of Playboy Studios, producers of Night Calls Live.
"The bands play us in and out of breaks, they play whenever guests enter and exit the show as well wrapping up the show at the end. They act like a house band, but they’re gone the next week. Most of the bands we’ve had on are up and coming bands like Mondo Generator, and Buckcherry. As long as the bands are good and can connect with the content of the show then we’re good."
In addition to their live performance the band has sold broadcast rights to their song ‘Supersize Me’ to the show.
"The one thing that was cool about them was when we first talking I was looking for a new theme song for the show. They submitted a cool song that we didn’t end up using, but that we use occasionally," said Harvie.
Reality has not yet set in for her or for the group.
"I never thought that this would get this far, especially when we started out just to do this for parties. Now that we’ve got this far it’s really exciting for all of us," said Druken.
"I think that this will all surprise my friends out west. I haven’t stayed in touch with a lot of them. I think it would surprise them to see where I am. It’s definitely made me grow as a person. If I had stayed there I don’t think that I’d be the person I am today."
Her interests in her high school years were boys.
"I didn’t think about what I’d do after - school, I was too busy with friends, boys, and hanging out."
Amanda’s younger brother, Rodney, looks to his sister for inspiration.
"She’s my entrepreneur. She has taught me a lot and keeps me out of trouble," said Rodney.
"Now that I’ve seen what she has done I’ve got something to work towards."
Her parents are both very supportive of her.
"My Mom loves that I’m going to be on T.V. She’s really excited about it. I think as long as I’m not in porn she’ll be supportive of whatever I do," said Druken.
"I don’t talk to my Dad as much as I do my Mom, but from what she’s told me he seems to think it’s pretty cool too."
Stack told the Record that Wank Punter will be embarking on a cross country tour later this year.
Until then if you’re heading east this summer you can catch them playing at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, July 29.

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AVN
http://www.avn.com

By Thomas J. Stanton
8-11-2006
http://www.avn.com/index.php?Primary_Navigation=Articles&Action=View_Article&Content_ID=273946

Playboy TV's "Night Calls" Returns Tonight

HATSWORTH, Calif. - Playboy TV’s “Night Calls” with hosts Jesse Jane and Kirsten Price returns to the air tonight, after a month-long hiatus. 

Featured guests will include “P.I. to the Stars” John Grogan who will offer tips on how to catch your mate cheating and demonstrate polygraph testing. Also appearing will be Roxy Jezel, the newly crowned winner of “Jenna’s American Sex Star,” along with Crystal from Indiana, the latest SugarDVD promo winner to visit Los Angeles and play with Jesse Jane. 

Kröl Vodka will be the official drink sponsor of the evening and will be pouring all of the drinks from the Night Calls Bar during tonight’s taping.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Wank Punter and visual entertainment by Spearmint Rhino strippers, as well as Demo Girls Nevaeh, Carli Banks, Karlie Montana, Kelle Marie, Cassidey and AJ Bailey. 

“Night Calls” will air live at 9 p.m. ET, rebroadcast at 10 p.m. PT. 

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AVN
http://www.avn.com

By Carlos Martinez
4-18-2006
http://www.avn.com/index.php?Primary_Navigation=Articles&Action=View_Article&Content_ID=265001

Rock Band Wank Punter Signs Deal With Playboy

TORONTO - So-called porn rock comedy band Wank Punter has signed an exclusive licensing deal with Playboy for the rights to the song “Super Size ME!”

The Toronto-based band’s song is an ode to Digital Playground contract star Jesse Jane and her "Night Calls" show airing on Playboy Television, where it will air on April 28 as part of its “Best of Night Calls” segment.

The band’s debut CD on the RA Records label, “Wank Punter,” is now available in retail stores, including the Record Man, CD Plus and other retailers and on the band’s Web site, www.wankpunter.com and other online distributors.

Marshall Stack, said the deal with Playboy gives the band a chance at increased name recognition.

“Hopefully, this will amount to more sales and stronger brand awareness for RA,” he said, adding that his label plans to push the band through strategic placement ads in both, mainstream and adult-oriented media.

The band was formed in February 2005 as an effort to mix the its love of music, comedy and porn, the group’s Web site says. Its members are Feedback, Drip Dry McFly, Gunnar Lingus, Joey A. Bigapini, Discombobulator and Wonderbread.

Among their porn idols is producer/director Mike South, of whom they sing about in their song “South Pole Boogie.”

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Adult FYI
http://www.adultfyi.com/

8/9/2006
http://www.adultfyi.com/read.aspx?ID=18125

Wank Punter: The Before & After Party

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Which comes first? Naughty song lyrics or rampant sexual promiscuity? The mainstream media have already drawn their own conclusions, but the adult industry can make up its own mindwhen it attends the official after party for 'Porn Rock' band Wank Punter, this Thursday, August 10 at Tangerine in West Hollywood.

You can start the evening's promiscuity at 10 p.m., when the "Pre" After Party gets started – two hours before the band begins to spew its filthy lyrics a block away at The Whiskey. Confused? Just come out and party with us all.

Black Widow Talent, World Wide Entertainment, Elite Entertainment and The Floating World present "Wank Punter: The Before & After Party", from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Tangerine, 8788 Sunset Blvd. (at Holloway), West Hollywood, Calif.

Already confirmed for the party are Mia Rose, Tyler Faith, Wankus, Lexi Lamour, Cytherea, Rita Faltoyano, Regan Anthony, Tommy Gunn, Marcus Allen and newcomer Cocoa Shannele. Adult industry can RSVP to Ric Williams, ric@blackwidowproductions.com, to be placed on the VIP list.

Ric Williams, of Black Widow Talent (http://www.talentbw.com) and Black Widow Productions (http://www.blackwidowproductions.com), is sponsoring the party to celebrate the launch of his new talent agency.Black Widow Talent is one of the only four licensed and bonded agencies in the adult industry, and a legitimate gateway for talent seeking work within the mainstream as well – it's Stormy Daniels' official mainstream booking agency. Ric will be there with Team Tyler (http://www.tylerfaith.com) and Lexi Lamour (http://www.lexilamour.com), partners from both sides of his business.

Wank Punter (http://www.wankpunter.com) is not your typical rock n' roll band. Granted, it isn't the first time sex and rock has walked the aisle of unholy matrimony, as they are rather obvious bedfellows. But, where the bands that have influenced these raucous rockers have left off, Wank Punter has dutifully taken the baton and raised the gritty, prurient quotient substantially. Porn stars: if you'd like to be on Wank Punter's list at the Whiskey, hit up pr@wankpunter.com.

There will be a media area on the terrace for photo ops and interviews, and Pamela Peaks and her TV crew will be on hand. Media interested in attending the party (and/or the Wank Punter show) should write to Terri Redor, terri@thefloatingworld.com to be placed on the list.

Terri Redor of The Floating World (http://www.thefloatingworld.com) will be at the party to turn performers on to a new webmaster site created specifically to promote porn stars' own affiliate programs (http://www.promotepornstars.com). The site launches in September. Let him know you'd like your site(s) to be included.

Tangerine (http://www.tangerine.la) is just a block away from the world famous Whiskey; you can park at either venue and attend both the band's show and the after party with ease. Valet parking is available at both venues. Tangerine features a plush lounge-like atmosphere plus an outdoor courtyard with spectacular views of the city.

World Wide Entertainment & Elite Entertainment can be reached for questions about the venue, event management, etc., at elite_ent_one@yahoo.com.

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Adult FYI
http://www.adultfyi.com/

7/6/2006
http://www.adultfyi.com/read.aspx?ID=17491


circle August 9th on your calendar

Toronto -- The porn rock comedy band, Wank Punter is scheduled to appear live on the Wanker Show with venerable host Wankus on KSEX Radio August 9th@ 7pm. Be sure to tune in and catch the zany action as the boys and girls ofthe band bring their brand of debauchery and mayhem to the left coast.

Theyll be performing select tracks from their forthcoming sophomore release entitled Supersize Me as well as cuts from their eponymous debut Wank Punter. And, if youve ever wondered what it would be like touring in arock band with hot chics with no morals, well youll just have to tune into the show! I mean, who needs groupies when youve got the Fluffettes!

According to lead singer Joey Bigipini, whenever we get bored, we simply audition new girls! It doesnt get any better than this! Feedback chirps in: Theres a hardcore video release in there somewhere. Its why we never leave home without a hi-def camera.

Hailing from Toronto Canada, it would seem odd that a band well over 5000 kilometers away from the epicenter of porn would be singing about the porn industry with such insight and frankness. One would think that they actuallylived or are living the life after reading some of the lyrics they have penned.

Upon speaking with Feedback, the de-facto leader and founder of the band, my instincts proved correct. Not only has he been in the adult biz for a considerable period of time and in many capacities beginning as a driver foran escort agency, his background in mainstream entertainment had him experiencing a number of intriguing situations where he sat and watched two worlds collide.

Not that hes ready to mention any names, but hes seen a few execs and cultural icons from the mainstream world unwittingly expose their proclivities for service providers of all stripes. He states, that in and to itself provides more than enough material for future songs.

Show date: August 9th 7pm: http://www.ksexradio.com; http://www.wankpunter.com; http://www.myspace.com/wankpunter

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http://www.avn.com
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http://wankus.blogspot.com/2005/07/south-pole-boogie.html
http://www.pornohs.com/
http://maxxxbeaver.com/blog/
http://www.mikesouth.com/index.htm
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The feedback On South Pole Boogie:

Wankus of KSEX Radio says: "The group Wank Punter (no relation to me) has come out with the South Pole Boogie and I gotta tell ya, it's actually pretty damn good. The video they shot that goes along with it is impressively professional and the song is a lot of fun."

Heidi from AVN.com writes: "The company’s South Pole Invasion stars South, Felicia Fox, Destiny St.Clair and Tim Case with Toronto amateur performers and features the ditty “South Pole Boogie." There is a “South Pole Boogie” music video as well."

Brad from Pornohs.com says: "Hats off to Mike South and his finely crafted new music video. Check it out!"

Don Benn from Porno News Network says: "For a variety of songs - hit - (well, you're just gonna' hafta' wait until they give me the OK to release that info - but trust me - I heard them and they ROCK!"

Mike South's Fans:

JapChick Writes

Dude that was good, it brightened up my day!

Vic Writes

Holy Shit South, that was good the music is really well done and the video and editing is top notch.

MM Writes

That blows away that cheap shit that other pornchick did you are a shoe in for best music at AVN

Kenny Writes

Your band is good.

Heather Writes

Mikey that is amazing! You guys really did a great job on that, congrats.

Ed Writes

That's right up there with that Weird Al guy.

 

For more info about Wank Punter, please contact us at:

pr@wankpunter.com