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Screeching Weasel - Anthem For A New Tomorrow (Cover Artwork)

Screeching Weasel

Screeching Weasel: Anthem For A New TomorrowAnthem For A New Tomorrow (1993)
Lookout Records

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Contributed by: Miles
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Since Screeching Weasel has been around so long and put out so many brilliant albums it's very hard to decide which one is the best. But I think that many Weasel fans would agree that this is the creme of the crop. This album is pure genius in every sense of the word. It was released in 1993 at a.

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Since Screeching Weasel has been around so long and put out so many brilliant albums it's very hard to decide which one is the best. But I think that many Weasel fans would agree that this is the creme of the crop. This album is pure genius in every sense of the word. It was released in 1993 at a time when punk rock was slowing building up and getting some attention. Lookout! Records was building up its empire with bands like Mr. T Experience, Screeching Weasel, and The Queers putting out damn good releases. It was just an exciting time for punk rock music.
This album is just so great for so many reasons. It's poppy. It's fast. The lyrics are top notch, continuing right about where "Wiggle" left off. Ben covers everything from love songs, to dealing with parents and growing up, to politics and religion. There isn't really a bad track on it. Try listening to it and not skipping any songs. It's hard to do. Hell it even has a Fat Mike guest appearance which is a nice touch. It's also got Screeching Weasel's first use of keyboards which I think really adds a lot to the songs that use it. It's got pretty much everything you could ever want in a SW album and in a pop punk album. It's not the cheesy shit that is out there now...it's got substance and it's one of the best albums of the last 15 years in my book.

Some highlights are "Falling Apart" which is a pop punk masterpiece and also has a great keyboard part. It's pretty much classic Weasel. "Talk to Me Summer" is an instrumental that has a guitar playing one of those pattented Screeching Weasel high note leads. It's only a minute and a half long but it's really great and leaves you wanting more. "Peter Brady" is the track featuring Fat Mike and it would be a great song without him. It's upbeat, catchy and has keyboards. This tune can pretty much can do no wrong. "Every Night" is arguably one of the best pop punk tunes you'll ever hear. I get chills when I listen to it. There have been many car rides where I've listened to this song on repeat 10 or 15 times. It's got phenomenal lyrics, and I just really can't say enough good things about this song and this album. "Totally" is a SW classic that pretty much sums up the genius of Screeching Weasel. It's short and sweet, it's catchy and the lyrics are a touch goofy yet overall sincere and meaningful. The album closes with the title track and this song is a powerful commentary on the state of the world at the time. I think it stands the test of time though, and is very current even today. It basically says we don't need the government or religion to help us or tell us what to do. We can do it ourselves and we can make a new tomorrow right now if we try. It's a great last song.

Again, I can't stress again how great this album is. Do yourselves a favor and get your hands on it You'll thank me later. Tell your friends and support the genius that is "Anthem for a New Tomorrow".

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
sean021122 (February 26, 2012)

One of the biggest piles of monkey shit available for aural consumption. This is where screeching ben hit the fan. The one where they sold out, forever changed into mainstream pop sellout mediocrity crap. And they never recovered. This record is so unpunk like it is pathetic. All pop, gloss, sheen, overproduction, soulless lyrics, childish fat mike-ish whiny vocals, and a walmart/hot topic mall sound. It got even worse from each record on. But on 'television city dream' they actually woke up and made a good record. But on every other release from "anthem" on, weasel's legacy sank further into the proverbial dumpster... Or was it ben's toilet? Filled with quickly fleeting fame, groupies, cash, unfulfilled dreams, and youth. All gone and now all he can do is beat his "ben weasel" personna even further into the ground with his soul crushing hypocrisy, self righteousness and arrogance. Yes ben foster is the pop punk version of axel rose indeed! Oh and he's also very adept at punching defenselss women and abusing them in all other ways as well. He hates females, and everyone else who doesn't fit in his perfect society. I will still listen to all their stuff from "wiggle" and before. But this piece of shit went into my local music shop's $1 bargain bin a long time ago. If you want a more recent weasel sound that still actually has balls get 'television city dream'. Forget everythijng else that came after 'wiggle'!

jacob7 (June 23, 2010)

This album is one of mankind's greatest achievements.

-Strewtho- (April 24, 2005)

That Home Improvement comment is distrubing.
This album is good, I prefer my brains hurts.

Anonymous (January 20, 2004)

I agree this fucking album kicks ass. It helped me get through alot of tough times that year.

Anonymous (January 19, 2004)

Would anyone else do Jill from Home Improvment? Fuckin a. While Tim's out snortin rails and getting wasted I'll be at their house while Jill makes me her pogo stick. Awwww yeah.

Anonymous (January 19, 2004)

see others DO agree BOOGADA is a great record - one of their best.

-Janelle
ILL AT EASE all the way, dude.

LushJ (January 19, 2004)

This is not their best record, no way. It's not the worst one, it's more in the middle of the pack. Screeching Weasel on their worst day is so much better than 99% of their clones.
Here's the best ones (not in order)- "Boogada Boogada Boogada", "My Brain Hurts", "Wiggle", and "Major Label Debut".

Anonymous (January 19, 2004)

fuck this band.

Anonymous (January 19, 2004)

Hey, you. The guy below the guy below me...
I challenge your claim!
TEEN PUNKS IN HEAT was, is and always WILL BE the best Screeching Weasel record, PERIOD
-MATEO D'CAY

PetroBPettson (January 19, 2004)

No way, Their best cd is "Many Moods"....oh wait, wrong Ramones clones.

Anonymous (January 19, 2004)

Their best CD was Boogada Boogada Boogada! Anyone tells you anything else is a LIAR!!!

Anonymous (January 18, 2004)

To Janelle-

Nah, I have to disagree. Career Objective is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than Ill At Ease. Just my opinion though ;)

Anonymous (January 18, 2004)

I got the SW logo tatooed next to my alkaline trio logo, and blink bunny....
go ahead and make fun

Anonymous (January 18, 2004)

After I read this, I immediately threw this album on. SO gooooooood!!!

PetroBPettson (January 18, 2004)

Yeah, that cover art is great!

Haggard (January 17, 2004)

"petro, u realize u said nothing concerning the album there dont you?"

Yes he did, he talked about the cover art.

-Justin

Anonymous (January 17, 2004)

"...It's also got Screeching Weasel's first use of keyboards..."
Didn't they also use keyboards on a song or two of "My Brain Hurts"? Both great albums, though.

Anonymous (January 17, 2004)

"But I think that many Weasel fans would agree that this is the creme of the crop"

cream of the crop
creme de le creme

Anonymous (January 17, 2004)

speaking of The Methadones, does anyone else agree that their debut ILL AT EASE is far better than CAREER OBJECTIVE?
-Janelle

RondoMondo (January 17, 2004)

Screeching Weasel is a band I would love to have playing live right about now. But atleast from their ashes the Methadones have rose up. OH, and can't forget the Riverdales.

Anonymous (January 17, 2004)

petro, u realize u said nothing concerning the album there dont you?

PetroBPettson (January 17, 2004)

Again, I gotta give a big ten for the album cover.....but I'm an art fag. No really, I am. I can prove it. www.cpop.com look under "artists", then "Ben Lyon". It's there, trust me. I'm also in "artists" under "motor city sleds 2", the show I'm currently in. Not to brag.......I'm just an art fag.

Anonymous (January 17, 2004)

Yeah, I'm kinda shocked that SW is having more albums reviewed... maybe people are finally realizing what I have for a long time, that SW is awesome (now somebody please review The Riverdale's Phase Three... cause you dont want me to do it!)

Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

I didn't really take to this record. I've heard it and it never really stuck with me.

Barkley

Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

i've reviewed a few weasel albums because SW is brilliant and highly underrated. the fact that less than half their albums are reviewed on here is a joke. they are 100 times better than a lot of the shit that gets reviewed on here. weasel will always always rule.

Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

Favorite album from one of my fav bands.

Great review, keep it up.

Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

Fugg yea.
It IS nice to see all of these Screeching Weasel reviews pop out all of a sudden. Thinkin' I just might do one, myself. Too bad Teen Punks was already done.
By the way, you all should read Ben Weasel's blog if you don't already. It's entertainment at its finest.
-MATEO D'CAY
PS...does it get any better than that badass breakdown after "I fucked up today..." in Every Night? Well I'm sure it does, but damn that's a sweet ending. The fade....wow.
-still MATEO D'CAY

Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

to clarify:
by the what the fuck is this comment, i am referring to 2 SW record reviews in 1 week, which is unbelievably cool.
-Janelle

Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?
Ha, no can't complain. This is great...

Fuckin Talk to Me Summer...ahh
and Inside Out. Yeah, that's all i need.
-Janelle

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