Screeching Weasel - My Brain Hurts (Cover Artwork)

Screeching Weasel

My Brain Hurts (1992)


I waited, and waited for someone to say something about this album, but it looks like I'm gonna have to do it myself. Simply put, this is the reason I listen to punk rock. In 1994, Wayne of the Connie Dungs played this album for me over the speaker system of the cd store he works at and i bought after the first half of 'Guest list. I took it home and instantly had a new favorite band. I had listened to some Green Day, Nofx and Rancid before this (keep in mind, I'm from a very small, very lame town and I was13) but I still listened to the Soundgarden and the Nirvana shit. After the first week of listening to 'My Brain Hurts', I instantly became a complete, all-out punk rock junkie(not literally). I now own every Weasel release, exept for 'Teen Punks in Heat' (what can i say, i'm broke), and eventhough my tastes have changed a little over the years, I still think 'My brain Hurts' is the one of the best punk albums you can own. I know every word, every harmony, every guitar note, and every drum beat by heart. I'm not even going to mention any song names because all 14 are equally great. Some Weasel freaks wont agree that this is their best album, but in my opinion, nothing comes close. With the 'pop-punk' being passed around like a 2 dollar hooker to bands like blink 182 and Sum 41, it is easy to see why the phrase gets a bad wrap. But there are bands like the Lillingtons who are keeping the true sound alive, and there are still albums like 'My Brain Hurts in print. All hope is not lost yet.