Totally Fucking Gay was formed in 2003 by vocalist Kneepad Nikki. Nikki explains, ‘I needed an outlet to express my admiration for the extreme side of gay culture. I wanted to create an old school John Waters movie in sonic form.’ Nikki mixed his love of underground music, pop music and taking dicks in his ass to create an electro-grind Village People for the 21st century. Nikki recorded multiple albums with his ex-lover, P. Nizlicka. The albums were never officially released. Nikki states, ‘P. Nizlicka was a great creative collaborator; and his abs were fantastic. I still get erect thinking about them/him. However, he made a lot of money and started voting Republican. That ended our relationship-both personal and professional.’
Luckily for Nikki, he rebounded with producer and multi-instrumentalist, Doc Octocock. Doc explains their first meeting, ‘Nikki visited my studio when I was producing a gangster rap project which shall remain nameless. Let’s just say that some very well known gangbangers are also assbangers. Anyway, Nikki had a lot of song ideas and I offered to let him record at Octocock Audio.’ These new TFG albums were musically and sonically more advanced than their primitive predecessors. The albums were never officially released. Nikki states, ‘I had a ton of material but I had no idea what to do with it. Doc suggested that we start a record label together. I knew nothing of the homocore scene-and I didn’t think there was an audience for weird music with funny, offensive pro-gay lyrics. Ultimately, I balked at the label idea due to lack of money and health problems.’ Nikki, whose birth name is Mike Hymson, suffers from chronic lyme disease. When he’s not creating music, he’s bouncing from doctor to doctor in hopes that some day he will regain his health.
The missing piece of the puzzle showed up in the form of Joe Testículo. ‘Joe walked into a laundromat near my house one night,’ says Nikki; ‘He was wearing a tank top and daisy dukes. He walked right up to the first washing machine and got undressed. It was about 9 p.m. and this place was far from empty. He put his clothes in the machine and sat down butt naked while they were washed and dried. He was very quiet and completely focused on his phone. I could tell he was on Grindr so I didn’t bother him. When his clothes were ready he quickly dressed and left. I chased him out into the parking lot and asked him to play lead guitar on my new album.’
Kneepad Nikki, Doc Octocock and Joe Testículo created TFG’s self titled album during the summer of 2015. Dicks were sucked, bagels were eaten and hits were created. The lead single, ‘Marathon Gay Sex For Manly Men’ was recorded first; followed by 9 other homoerotic hymns. Once the album was completed, the three formed Third Input Records as a way to release TFG’s self titled album; as well as the entire TFG back catalog. Joe explains, ‘I saw potential audiences for TFG that Nikki was unable to see; queercore, grindcore, electronic music, even Howard Stern fans. I also pointed out the similarities between TFG and the movie Bruno, which made millions of dollars for its studio and star. We’re not aiming that high; but the money coming in from downloads and streaming should cover our lube and condom bills for the year.’
Joe is also a friend of the controversial artist, Mike Diana, who created 3 different original pieces of art for the physical release of the album. Nikki admits that for him TFG is more than a musical project; it’s a philosophy of life; ‘TFG is a pop grindcore comedy project first and foremost. I want people to laugh out loud when they hear this shit. However, TFG’s secondary purpose is to be a homophobes worst nightmare. We’re like the NWA of homosexuality. We take all the things that conservatives fear about gay culture-and instead of downplaying them for societal approval; we amplify them beyond caricature. Then we shove them right up their ass.’