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Screeching Weasel



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Hometown: Chicago, IL (USA)

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Screeching Weasel started in 1986, a few weeks after Ben Weasel saw the Ramones play. It's really too bad that more bands today can't boast such proper beginnings, because we could all use a little more "Hey Ho!" and a little less MySpace.

With the help of the seminal punk label, Lookout Records, the band went on to produce one of the genre's most impressive catalogs; records like Boogadaboogadaboogada, Anthem For A New Tomorrow, and the tremendously influential My Brain Hurts. Because of the huge impression they made on the scene many consider them synonymous with pivotal bands such as Jawbreaker, Fugazi, Operation Ivy, and Green Day.

Just as those bands had their distinctions, SW will always be defined by their signature traits: buzzsaw guitars, double-time beats, antagonistic lyrics, and snotty melodies. Such is their legacy. The band went on lotsa tours, went through lotsa bassists (Green Day's Mike Dirnt, among them), drank lotsa beer, had lotsa break-ups, and thankfully, lotsa reunions.

After 15 years, the band split for a final time in 2001. The members continue to make music with other bands and projects and both Ben Weasel and Jughead have written and published novels. The band reunited briefly in 2004 to play a short set at a Chicago club but have no plans to reunite again.

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Ben Weasel, Dan Vapid and the Cheats, Even In Blackouts, Riverdales, The Methadones, Squirtgun

Reviews

Screeching Weasel First World Manifesto

Screeching Weasel

First World Manifesto (2011)

Fat Wreck Chords

Screeching Weasel Television City Dream [reissue]

Screeching Weasel

Television City Dream [reissue] (2010)

Fat Wreck Chords

Screeching Weasel live in Austin

Screeching Weasel

live in Austin (2009)

live show

Screeching Weasel Boogada Boogada Boogada / My Brain Hurts [reissues]

Screeching Weasel

Boogada Boogada Boogada / My Brain Hurts [reissues] (2005)

Asian Man

Screeching Weasel Kill the Musicians [reissue]

Screeching Weasel

Kill the Musicians [reissue] (2005)

Asian Man

Screeching Weasel Wiggle / Anthem ... / How to Make Enemies ... [reissues]

Screeching Weasel

Wiggle / Anthem ... / How to Make Enemies ... [reissues] (2005)

Asian Man

Screeching Weasel Weasel Mania

Screeching Weasel

Weasel Mania (2005)

Fat Wreck Chords

Screeching Weasel Teen Punks in Heat

Screeching Weasel

Teen Punks in Heat (2000)

Panic Button

Screeching Weasel Emo

Screeching Weasel

Emo (1999)

Panic Button / Lookout!

Screeching Weasel Television City Dream

Screeching Weasel

Television City Dream (1998)

Fat Wreck Chords

Screeching Weasel Major Label Debut

Screeching Weasel

Major Label Debut (1998)

Panic Button

Screeching Weasel Kill the Musicians

Screeching Weasel

Kill the Musicians (1995)

Lookout!

Screeching Weasel Anthem For A New Tomorrow

Screeching Weasel

Anthem For A New Tomorrow (1993)

Lookout!

Screeching Weasel Anthem for a New Tomorrow

Screeching Weasel

Anthem for a New Tomorrow (1993)

Lookout!

Screeching Weasel My Brain Hurts

Screeching Weasel

My Brain Hurts (1992)

Lookout!

Screeching Weasel Boogada Boogada Boogada

Screeching Weasel

Boogada Boogada Boogada (1988)

Lookout!

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