Wussy

Profile:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Wussy are a four-piece rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio fronted by ex-Ass Ponys frontman Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker. The two began performing together in 2001 as a result of Cleaver’s stage fright when asked to perform a brief run of solo shows. The duo’s first show was largely unplanned and still went without incident, so they agreed to continue and expand. Mark Messerly joined in 2002 as bassist and utility man, and Dawn Burman joined on drums shortly thereafter. The four-piece released three full-length albums and one EP on their native Cincinnati’s Shake It! Records. Their work has met with critical praise from Rolling Stone and SPIN, both of which gave the band’s second and third albums four stars each, in addition to favorable reviews from Village Voice, NPR, Washington Post, Uncut, and many other press outlets. The “Dean of American Critics” Robert Christgau placed the band’s first two albums (Funeral Dress and Left for Dead) on his Best of the Decade list, and their third album (Wussy) ranked tenth in his best of 2009 Dean’s List. Burman left the band in early 2009 and was replaced by veteran Cincinnati drummer Joe Klug. The re-vamped lineup toured the Eastern U.S. throughout 2009 and recorded two vinyl-only singles. The first is a split single on Karate Body Records with Louisville’s The Fervor, released in 2009. The second (a cover of Dusty Springfield’s “Breakfast in Bed”) is an upcoming part of Shake It Records’ newest series – Dangerous Highway, A Tribute to the Songs of Eddie Hinton. The band is touring the US in 2010 and releasing a fourth full-length.

Chuck Clever - guitar, vocals
Lisa Walker - guitar, vocals
Mark Messerly - bass, accordion, xylophone
Joe Klug - drums

Formerly:
Dawn Burman - drums
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Artist

Albums

541 Wussy - Funeral Dress album art Wussy Funeral Dress (Album) Shake It! Records 541 US 2005 Sell This Version
558 Wussy - Left For Dead album art Wussy Left For Dead (Album) Shake It! Records 558 US 2008 Sell This Version
562 Wussy - Wussy album art Wussy Wussy (Album) Shake It! Records 562 US 2009 Sell This Version
SH567 Wussy - Strawberry album art Wussy Strawberry (Album) Shake It! Records SH567 USA & Canada 2011 Sell This Version
none Wussy - Funeral Dress II album art Wussy Funeral Dress II (Album) Shake It! Records none US 2011 Sell This Version
SH-1272 Wussy - Attica! album art Wussy Attica! (Album) Shake It! Records SH-1272 US 2014 Sell This Version
SHAKE580, SHAKE1280 Wussy - Forever Sounds album art Wussy Forever Sounds (Album) Shake It! Records SHAKE580, SHAKE1280 US 2016 Sell This Version
SHAKE1285 Wussy - What Heaven Is Like album art Wussy What Heaven Is Like (Album) Damnably SHAKE1285 US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

561 Wussy - Rigor Mortis album art Wussy Rigor Mortis (EP) Shake It! Records 561 US 2008 Sell This Version
KBR008 Wussy - The Green Belt album art Wussy / The Fervor Wussy / The Fervor - The Green Belt(7", Single, Ltd, S/Edition) Karate Body Records KBR008 US 2010 Sell This Version
Shake 772 Wussy - Got Down Last Saturday Night / Breakfast in Bed album art Heartless Bastards / Wussy Heartless Bastards / Wussy - Got Down Last Saturday Night / Breakfast in Bed(7") Shake It! Records Shake 772 US 2012 Sell This Version
570 Wussy - Duo album art Wussy Duo (EP) Shake It! Records 570 US 2013 Sell This Version
none Wussy - Public Domain, Volume I album art Wussy Public Domain, Volume I (EP) Shake It! Records none 2015 Sell This Version
DAMNABLY045 Wussy - Ceremony album art Wussy Ceremony (Single) Damnably DAMNABLY045 UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Wussy - Dropping Houses / Folk Night at F*cky's album art Wussy Dropping Houses / Folk Night at F*cky's (Single) Shake It! Records none UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Wussy - Getting Better album art Wussy Getting Better (EP) Damnably none UK 2018 Sell This Version
BNN-7-9048 Wussy - New American Standard / Absolute Cadavers album art Wussy / The Paranoid Style Wussy / The Paranoid Style - New American Standard / Absolute Cadavers (Single) Bar/None Records BNN-7-9048 US 2018 Sell This Version

Compilations

DAMNABLY018 Wussy - Buckeye album art Wussy Buckeye (Comp) Damnably DAMNABLY018 UK 2012 Sell This Version
wussy004 Wussy - Popular Favorites album art Wussy Popular Favorites (Comp) Not On Label wussy004 USA, Canada & Europe 2013
none Wussy - Ghosts album art Wussy Ghosts(File, MP3, Comp, Mixtape) Not On Label none US 2020