Screeching Weasel

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Punk rock band formed in 1986 in Prospect Hts, Illinois, 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, as well as the club's female owner, at The Scoot Inn in Austin Texas, 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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Albums

none Screeching Weasel - Screeching Weasel album art Screeching Weasel Screeching Weasel(Cass, Album) Not On Label (Screeching Weasel Self-released) none US 1986 Sell This Version
UNDERDOG - 3 Screeching Weasel - Screeching Weasel album art Screeching Weasel Screeching Weasel (Album) Underdog Records (2) UNDERDOG - 3 US 1987 Sell This Version
RDK-001 Screeching Weasel - Boogadaboogadaboogada! album art Screeching Weasel Boogadaboogadaboogada! (Album) Roadkill Records (3) RDK-001 US 1988 Sell This Version
LOOKOUT REX 50, lookout # 50, Lookout #50cd Screeching Weasel - My Brain Hurts album art Screeching Weasel My Brain Hurts (Album) Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records LOOKOUT REX 50, lookout # 50, Lookout #50cd US 1991 Sell This Version
Lookout #63, #63 Screeching Weasel - Wiggle album art Screeching Weasel Wiggle (Album) Lookout! Records Lookout #63, #63 US 1993 Sell This Version
SFLS17 Screeching Weasel - Ramones album art Screeching Weasel Ramones (Album) Selfless Records SFLS17 US 1993 Sell This Version
LOOKOUT 76, #76 Screeching Weasel - Anthem For A New Tomorrow album art Screeching Weasel Anthem For A New Tomorrow (Album) Lookout! Records LOOKOUT 76, #76 US 1993 Sell This Version
Lookout Number 97, 97 Lookout, #97 Screeching Weasel - How To Make Enemies And Irritate People album art Screeching Weasel How To Make Enemies And Irritate People (Album) Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records Lookout Number 97, 97 Lookout, #97 US 1994 Sell This Version
FAT547-4 Screeching Weasel - Bark Like A Dog album art Screeching Weasel Bark Like A Dog (Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT547-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
FAT572-1 Screeching Weasel - Television City Dream album art Screeching Weasel Television City Dream (Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT572-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
PB276, LK227 Screeching Weasel - Emo album art Screeching Weasel Emo (Album) Panic Button, Lookout! Records PB276, LK227 US 1999 Sell This Version
PB285CD, LK257CD Screeching Weasel - Teen Punks In Heat album art Screeching Weasel Teen Punks In Heat (Album) Panic Button, Lookout! Records PB285CD, LK257CD US 2000 Sell This Version
FAT767-1 Screeching Weasel - First World Manifesto album art Screeching Weasel First World Manifesto (Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT767-1 US 2011 Sell This Version
189 Screeching Weasel - Baby Fat Act 1 album art Screeching Weasel Baby Fat Act 1 (Album) Recess Records (2) 189 US 2015 Sell This Version
214 Screeching Weasel - Some Freaks Of Atavism album art Screeching Weasel Some Freaks Of Atavism (Album) Recess Records (2) 214 USA & Canada 2020 Sell This Version
none Screeching Weasel - Live '88 album art Screeching Weasel Live '88(14xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Monona Music LLC none US 2020

Singles & EPs

none Screeching Weasel - If You Can't Have Fun.. Why Bother Living? album art 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 Screeching Weasel - Moving Targets / Screeching Weasel album art 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
Limp 003 Screeching Weasel - Punkhouse album art Screeching Weasel Punkhouse (EP) Limited Potential Records Limp 003 US 1989 Sell This Version
WB004 Screeching Weasel - Pervo-Devo album art Screeching Weasel Pervo-Devo (EP) Shred Of Dignity WB004 US 1992 Sell This Version
SFLS-9, SFLS-9 ½ Screeching Weasel - Happy, Horny, Gay And Sassy album art Screeching Weasel Happy, Horny, Gay And Sassy (EP) Selfless Records, Selfless Records SFLS-9, SFLS-9 ½ US 1992 Sell This Version
SFLS-9 Screeching Weasel - Snappy Answers For Stupid Questions album art Screeching Weasel Snappy Answers For Stupid Questions(7", EP, Ltd, Blu) Selfless Records SFLS-9 US 1992 Sell This Version
UDEP 9302 Screeching Weasel - Radio Blast album art Screeching Weasel Radio Blast (Single) Underdog Records (2) UDEP 9302 US 1993 Sell This Version
Lookout 73, Number 73 Screeching Weasel - El Mozote / Janelle album art Screeching Weasel / Born Against Screeching Weasel / Born Against - El Mozote / Janelle (EP) Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records Lookout 73, Number 73 US 1993 Sell This Version
Number 75 Screeching Weasel - You Broke My Fucking Heart album art Screeching Weasel You Broke My Fucking Heart(7", EP) Lookout! Records Number 75 US 1993 Sell This Version