Screeching Weasel

Screeching Weasel

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Screeching Weasel is a punk rock band that was formed in 1986 in Prospect Hts, IL, a suburb of Chicago. The band was initially founded as a trio featuring vocalist Ben Weasel (also playing bass at the time), guitarist Jughead, and drummer Steve Cheese. The group first called itself All-Night Garage Sale, but changed their name to Screeching Weasel after bassist Vinnie Bovine joined in December 1986. Bovine would be fired in January 1988. It would be the first of a number of line up changes that would affect the group's rhythm section throughout its lifespan. Bassist Danny Vapid joined the group in 1989 (he was called Sewercap at the time). The band split at the end of that year but reformed in 1991, at which time drummer Dan Panic joined the group. Although the group's line-up continued to fluctuate (upon the 1991 reformation, Vapid would move to 2nd guitar and remain there until moving back to bass in 1993; three bassists passed through the band during that time), the line up of Weasel/Jughead/Vapid/Panic is considered "classic" by most Screeching Weasel fans. The band split again in 1994 but reformed in 1996. Vapid and Panic left the group for good the following year. The bass position was filled by the band's longtime friend and Squirtgun member Mass Giorgini, who had also recorded and produced a number of the group's releases. Dan Lumley (also of Squirtgun) took over on drums and Zac Damon joined on 2nd guitar. Damon left the band in 1998 but was not replaced until 2000, when Phillip Hill (Teen Idols) joined the group. Although the band continued to record and release music at this time, the band did not play a single live show from late 1993 until mid 2000.

Screeching Weasel split again in 2001, mainly due to Jughead's frustration with Ben Weasel's refusal to tour. In 2004, a line up of Weasel/Jughead/Vapid/Giorgini/Lumley played some unannounced live shows around Chicago.

In 2009, Ben Weasel announced that he was resurrecting the Screeching Weasel name with Danny Vapid and three new members. Founding member Jughead was noticeably and controversially absent. Jughead would state, via his MySpace page, that neither Weasel nor Vapid informed him of their intention to revive Screeching Weasel and that he only learned of it through conversations with a fan, although it was later revealed that the split was due to a legal battle between Ben and Jughead over the band's assests and control of the Screeching Weasel name.

In March 2011, Screeching Weasel released "First World Manifesto", its first album of new material in 11 years. Only a few days after the release, Ben was involved in an physical altercation with female heckler at a club, as well as the club's female owner, in Austin TX, during the SXSW Festival. Shortly afterwards, the rest of SW announced they had left the group due to the incident. Ben returned with a new line-up, which included former guitarist Zac Damon, several months later.
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Screeching Weasel Discography

Albums

none Screeching Weasel Screeching Weasel(Cass, Album) Not On Label (Screeching Weasel Self-released) none US 1986 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Screeching Weasel (Album) Underdog Records (2) US 1987 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Boogadaboogadaboogada! (Album) Roadkill Records (3) US 1988 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel My Brain Hurts (Album) Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Wiggle (Album) Lookout! Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Anthem For A New Tomorrow (Album) Lookout! Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Ramones (Album) Selfless Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel How To Make Enemies And Irritate People (Album) Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Bark Like A Dog (Album) Fat Wreck Chords US 1996 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Television City Dream (Album) Fat Wreck Chords US 1998 Sell This Version
PB274CD, LK211CD Screeching Weasel / Moral Crux / Enemy You / Teen Idols Screeching Weasel / Moral Crux / Enemy You / Teen Idols - Four On The Floor(CD, Album) Panic Button, Lookout! Records PB274CD, LK211CD US 1999 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Emo (Album) Panic Button, Lookout! Records US 1999 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Teen Punks In Heat (Album) Panic Button, Lookout! Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel First World Manifesto (Album) Fat Wreck Chords US 2011 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Baby Fat Act 1 (Album) Recess Records (2), Lauren Records (2) US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Screeching Weasel / The Ozzfish Experience Screeching Weasel / The Ozzfish Experience - If You Can't Have Fun.. Why Bother Living?(7", TP) Weaselfish Records none US 1987 Sell This Version
PROGO 5 Moving Targets / Screeching Weasel Moving Targets / Screeching Weasel - Moving Targets / Screeching Weasel(7", Promo) What Goes On Records PROGO 5 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Punkhouse (EP) Limited Potential Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Happy, Horny, Gay And Sassy (EP) Selfless Records, Selfless Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Pervo-Devo (EP) Shred Of Dignity US 1992 Sell This Version
SFLS-9 Screeching Weasel Snappy Answers For Stupid Questions(7", EP, Ltd, Blu) Selfless Records SFLS-9 US 1992 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel / Born Against Screeching Weasel / Born Against - El Mozote / Janelle (EP) Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Screeching Weasel Radio Blast (Single) Underdog Records (2) US 1993 Sell This Version
Number 75 Screeching Weasel You Broke My Fucking Heart(7", EP) Lookout! Records Number 75 US 1993 Sell This Version
001 Screeching Weasel / Pink Lincolns Screeching Weasel / Pink Lincolns - Screeching Weasel / Pink Lincolns(7", Ltd) V. M. L. Records 001 US 1993 Sell This Version