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Bruce ‘Taffy’ Derfler on his favorite gay rock songs

In a league of its own amid Boston’s gay dance nights, Bollocks has a clear mission, as spelled out on its Facebook page: “Bollocks is sticky floors, a whiskey-soaked mink stole, and a coarse mustache. Bollocks is Joey Ramone, Courtney Love, and misfits like us.” Bruce “Taffy” Derfler and Michael Flowers, who go by the respective DJ names Taffy Vicious and Mikey Rotten, are likely to play everything from the New York Dolls to Joan Jett to Iggy Pop. This month’s edition, dubbed “Bollocks: What a Drag,” comes to the Alley Bar on Friday.

Knowing he would eschew tired anthems like “I Will Survive,” we asked Derfler to name five of his favorite classic gay rock songs.

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