Lagwagon

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American punk rock band originally named Section VIII (3) from Goleta, just outside Santa Barbara, California. Their name comes from the band's old tour van, which can been seen on the back cover of the album Trashed. The band went on hiatus around 2000 and reunited in 2002.

Members:
Joey Cape
Chris Flippin
Joe Raposo
Chris Rest
Dave Raun

Past members:
Shawn Dewey
Derrick Plourde
Jesse Buglione
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Albums

FAT 502-2 Duh — Lagwagon Lagwagon Duh (Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT 502-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
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FAT 513-2 Trashed — Lagwagon Lagwagon Trashed (Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT 513-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
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FAT532-2 Hoss — Lagwagon Lagwagon Hoss (Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT532-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
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FAT558-1 Double Plaidinum — Lagwagon Lagwagon Double Plaidinum (Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT558-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
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FAT578-1 Let's Talk About Feelings — Lagwagon Lagwagon Let's Talk About Feelings (Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT578-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
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FAT642-2 Blaze — Lagwagon Lagwagon Blaze (Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT642-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
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FAT699-2 Resolve — Lagwagon Lagwagon Resolve (Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT699-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
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FAT670-1 Live In A Dive — Lagwagon Lagwagon Live In A Dive (Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT670-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
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FAT934-2 Hang — Lagwagon Lagwagon Hang (Album, Single) Fat Wreck Chords FAT934-2 US 2014 Sell This Version
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FAT119-1 Railer — Lagwagon Lagwagon Railer (Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT119-1 US 2019 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

FAT 504 Tragic Vision / Angry Days — Lagwagon Lag Wagon* Tragic Vision / Angry Days(7") Fat Wreck Chords FAT 504 US 1992 Sell This Version
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HR 004 Jughead's Revenge / Lag Wagon — Lagwagon Jughead's Revenge / Lag-Wagon* Jughead's Revenge / Lag-Wagon* - Jughead's Revenge / Lag Wagon (Single) Hard Records (2) HR 004 US 1994 Sell This Version
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FAT600-7 A Feedbag Of Truckstop Poetry — Lagwagon Lag Wagon* A Feedbag Of Truckstop Poetry(7") Fat Wreck Chords FAT600-7 US 1999 Sell This Version
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FAT 733-1 I Think My Older Brother Used To Listen To Lagwagon — Lagwagon Lagwagon I Think My Older Brother Used To Listen To Lagwagon (EP) Fat Wreck Chords FAT 733-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
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none Fat Music For Riot Fest People — Lagwagon Lagwagon / Swingin' Utters / Me First And The Gimme Gimmes Lagwagon / Swingin' Utters / Me First And The Gimme Gimmes - Fat Music For Riot Fest People Fat Wreck Chords none US 2014 Sell This Version
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Compilations

8056-4 Let's Talk About Leftovers — Lagwagon Lagwagon Let's Talk About Leftovers (Album, Comp) My Records (2) 8056-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
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FAT781-1, FAT782-1, FAT783-1, FAT784-1, FAT785-1, FAT504-7 Putting Music In Its Place — Lagwagon Lagwagon Putting Music In Its Place (Comp, Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT781-1, FAT782-1, FAT783-1, FAT784-1, FAT785-1, FAT504-7 US 2011 Sell This Version
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Videos

FAT934-1 Hangin' With The Wagon — Lagwagon Lagwagon Hangin' With The Wagon(DVD) Fat Wreck Chords FAT934-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Alien 8 | Today — Lagwagon Lagwagon Alien 8 | Today(Cass, Promo) Fat Wreck Chords none US 1997 Sell This Version
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none Messengers — Lagwagon Lagwagon Messengers(CD, Promo) Fat Wreck Chords none US 1998 Sell This Version
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none Blaze It! / Situationist Comedy — Lagwagon Lagwagon / Dillinger Four Lagwagon / Dillinger Four - Blaze It! / Situationist Comedy(CD, Promo, Smplr, Car) Fat Wreck Chords none US 2002 Sell This Version
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none E Dagger — Lagwagon Lagwagon E Dagger(CD, Promo) Fat Wreck Chords none US 2003 Sell This Version
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none Studio Paradiso 1/5/2012 — Lagwagon Lagwagon Studio Paradiso 1/5/2012(4xFile, MP3, 320) Daytrotter none US 2012
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none Paste Studio - Oct 9, 2019 — Lagwagon Lagwagon Paste Studio - Oct 9, 2019(4xFile, MP3, 320) Paste Magazine none US 2019

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fruitkiller

fruitkiller

December 31, 2020
The albums with Derrick Plourde on drums and Sean Dewey on guitar (3 first LP's, including the 2 demos that were included in the re-release of their debut "Duh") is the best representation of the birth of melodic hardcore punk. Bad Religion when they came back in 88 did it too, but in a different manner, Lagwagon weren't shy of metal level skills on guitar with the dual riff machines that Chris Flippin and Sean Dewey were and the infinitely talented Derrick Plourde and of course Joey and Buglione (bass riffs that stick in your head, think "Rust", "Sleep", many other filling licks in almost all songs. They were the seminal band that so many now forgotten bands, a lot who were on Fat (not the great first batch of bands obviously, Propagandhi (on a league on their own too), Strung Out, No Use For A Name when they joined after leaving New Red Archive probably put out their best outing ever then (The Daily Grind) and a few others), tried to pose as, but diluting the sound ever poppier. Blink-182 back then naming them and Propagandhi and Pennywise, NUFAN as influences was kind of a joke to me, even the other kids then who were in love with "Chesire Cat" by Blink, I thought was meh, but they only got worse every album. Some bands who started as skatecore bands in the vein of The Faction like Rhythm Collision even followed that trend. I do not fault Lagwagon at all for this, but something happened around 95 when Plourde and Dewey left and they were touring with Blink-182 and other Green Day type of pseudo-pop-punk bands did a great disservice to the band....to many when they hear the name "Lagwagon" they think "pop punk" which is so damn incorrect, yes, they could do funny poppy songs, but they weren't the majority of their sound, and the strange album "Double Plaidinum" that was released with a rent-a-guitarist in place of Dewey and the strange bad production...and then the overpolished/produced Let's Talk About Feelings (which I still give 3 stars out of 5), I didn't know if they were going to be a seminal legendary band someday had they continued in the direction they were after putting two 5/5 albums in a row in 94 and 95, but thankfully, they found back their sound with the larger contribution of the newly added Rich Kids On LSD (RKL) hardcore punk/punk'n'roll member Chris Rest to replace Dewey on a permanent basis. From Blaze and to this day, if Railer is their swan song as some of the song lyrics might indicate, they are what every kid in 1995 who was into the whole skate punk/melodic hardcore thing dreamt of becoming. The members themselves would never talk about their band as seriously as I am doing and I'm aware of it, but, you guys rule, and I hope you managed to stop the smokes Joey, your voice is so great and versatile, when I heard him sounding like on "Trashed" on their 2014 LP "Hang", I was wowed, get a vape if the patches and the nicotine gum fails you buddy. Wouldn't want to see him struggling live when we get rid of this damn air AIDS, which it seems, just a tip from the med world, by summer 2021, the virus will go H1N1 and all those vaccines will end up like the H1N1 vaccines. This is relevant, this band warned us in the song "No Little Pill".

Alright, happy 2021 to this band, I hope they will re-emerge, they are, at least some of them, younger than some of their contemporaries who were still going by jan-feb of 2020, there's no way it could get any worse, I think. I hope the creators of that virus "choke on them" ;)
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