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**The first 200 copies of the original pressing included an insert of the band bowling in the nude.
 
**The first 200 copies of the original pressing included an insert of the band bowling in the nude.
 
**Licensed to Wetspots in 1988, who issued it in England with an entirely different cover (a cartoon drawing of a paper boy flipping off an old man).
 
**Licensed to Wetspots in 1988, who issued it in England with an entirely different cover (a cartoon drawing of a paper boy flipping off an old man).
**Reissued by Lookout Records in 1992.
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**Reissued on LP/CS/ CD by Lookout Records in 1992.
**Reissued by Asain Man Records in 2005.
+
**Reissued on CD by Asian Man Records in 2005.
 +
**Reissued on colored vinyl by Recess Records in 2008.
 
* '''''Punkhouse''''' 7" EP ([[Limited Potential Records]] [[1989]])
 
* '''''Punkhouse''''' 7" EP ([[Limited Potential Records]] [[1989]])
 
**Reissued by No Budget Productions in 1991 w/o a sleeve
 
**Reissued by No Budget Productions in 1991 w/o a sleeve
 
**Reissued in 1993 by Selfless Records with a different cover photo (taken at the same session as the original photo).
 
**Reissued in 1993 by Selfless Records with a different cover photo (taken at the same session as the original photo).
* '''''My Brain Hurts''''' LP/CD (Lookout Records [[1991]])
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**Included on the ''Kill The Musicians'' CD.
**Reissued by Asian Man Records in 2005.
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* '''''My Brain Hurts''''' LP/CS/CD (Lookout Records [[1991]])
 +
**Reissued on CD by Asian Man Records in 2005.
 
* '''''Pervo-Devo''''' 7" EP (Shred of Dignity [[1991]])
 
* '''''Pervo-Devo''''' 7" EP (Shred of Dignity [[1991]])
 
**Came with the last issue of Ben's sex-themed 'zine, ''Teen Punks In Heat''.
 
**Came with the last issue of Ben's sex-themed 'zine, ''Teen Punks In Heat''.
 
**Repressed by the same record label in 1992, only they had changed their name from "Shred of Dignity" to "Outpunk".
 
**Repressed by the same record label in 1992, only they had changed their name from "Shred of Dignity" to "Outpunk".
 +
**Included on the ''Kill The Musicians'' CD.
 
* '''''Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions''''' 7" EP (Selfless Records [[1992]])
 
* '''''Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions''''' 7" EP (Selfless Records [[1992]])
 
**Live performance on WFMU.
 
**Live performance on WFMU.
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**A repress of "Snappy Answers...", but it also included a second, one-sided 7" and a second cover which was a graphic close-up photo of a gay blow job.
 
**A repress of "Snappy Answers...", but it also included a second, one-sided 7" and a second cover which was a graphic close-up photo of a gay blow job.
 
**Limited to 300 copies on pink vinyl.
 
**Limited to 300 copies on pink vinyl.
* '''''Wiggle''''' LP/CD (Lookout Records [[1993]])
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* '''''Wiggle''''' LP/CS/CD (Lookout Records [[1993]])
 
**Was supposed to come out in 1992, but was delayed until 1993.  The copyrights still read 1992.
 
**Was supposed to come out in 1992, but was delayed until 1993.  The copyrights still read 1992.
 
**The Lookout CD version had 3 bonus tracks (2 demos w/the ''Wiggle'' line up and a comp track from 1989).
 
**The Lookout CD version had 3 bonus tracks (2 demos w/the ''Wiggle'' line up and a comp track from 1989).
**Reissued by Asian Man Records in 2005 with an additional bonus track.
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**Reissued on CD by Asian Man Records in 2005 with an additional bonus track.
 
*'''''Radio Blast''''' 7" EP ([[Underdog Records]] [[1993]])
 
*'''''Radio Blast''''' 7" EP ([[Underdog Records]] [[1993]])
**The 2nd pressing was on burgundy vinyl.
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**Pressed on burgundy vinyl and black vinyl.
 
**Blink-182 covered the B-side, "The Girl Next Door".
 
**Blink-182 covered the B-side, "The Girl Next Door".
 +
**Included on the ''Kill The Musicians'' CD.
 
* '''''Ramones''''' LP (Selfless Records [[1993]])
 
* '''''Ramones''''' LP (Selfless Records [[1993]])
 
**A cover of the Ramones entire 1st LP.
 
**A cover of the Ramones entire 1st LP.
 +
**The first pressing came in cardboard sleeve and was available on both white and black vinyl.
 +
**Second pressing consisted of 300 copies on white vinyl for SW's 1993 tour.  Instead of coming in a cardboard sleeve, it came with silkscreen covers.
 
* '''''You Broke My Fucking Heart''''' 7" EP (Lookout Records [[1993]])
 
* '''''You Broke My Fucking Heart''''' 7" EP (Lookout Records [[1993]])
 +
**Included on the ''Kill The Musicians'' CD.
 
* split 7" EP w/Pink Lincolns ([[VML Records]] [[1993]])
 
* split 7" EP w/Pink Lincolns ([[VML Records]] [[1993]])
 
**Limited to 1500 copies
 
**Limited to 1500 copies
* '''''Anthem For A New Tomorrow''''' LP (Lookout Records [[1993]])
+
**SW songs were included on the ''Kill The Musicians'' CD.
**Reissued by Asian Man Records in 2005.
+
* '''''Anthem For A New Tomorrow''''' LP/CS/CD (Lookout Records [[1993]])
 +
**Reissued on CD by Asian Man Records in 2005.
 
* '''El Mozote/Janelle''' split 7"/CD EP w/Born Against (Lookout Records [[1993]])
 
* '''El Mozote/Janelle''' split 7"/CD EP w/Born Against (Lookout Records [[1993]])
 
**The CD version contains an extra track by each band from different compilations.
 
**The CD version contains an extra track by each band from different compilations.
 
**These songs have never seen reissue.
 
**These songs have never seen reissue.
 
* '''Suzanne Is Getting Married''' b/w '''Waiting For Susie''' 7" single (Lookout Records [[1994]])
 
* '''Suzanne Is Getting Married''' b/w '''Waiting For Susie''' 7" single (Lookout Records [[1994]])
* '''''How To Make Enemies And Irritate People''''' LP/CD (Lookout Records [[1994]]
+
**Lookout pressed the sleeves with a cartoon drawing of 2 punks on a wedding cake.  At Ben Weasel's insistence, a photo from the wedding of the real Suzanne was pasted over the drawing.  The record was later issued without the pasted photo.
**Reissued by Asian Man Records in 2005.
+
**Included on the ''Thank You Very Little'' double CD.
**The original record insert included a detailed discography of the band.
+
* '''''How To Make Enemies And Irritate People''''' LP/CS/CD (Lookout Records [[1994]]
 +
**Reissued on CD by Asian Man Records in 2005.
 +
**The original record insert included a detailed discography of the band (up to 1994).
 
* '''''Kill The Musicians''''' CD (Lookout Records [[1995]])
 
* '''''Kill The Musicians''''' CD (Lookout Records [[1995]])
 
**CD only compilation of out of print and unreleased tracks.
 
**CD only compilation of out of print and unreleased tracks.
**Reissued by Asian Man Records in 2005.
+
**Reissued on CD by Asian Man Records in 2005.
 
* '''''Bark Like A Dog''''' LP/CD (Fat Wreck Chords [[1996]])
 
* '''''Bark Like A Dog''''' LP/CD (Fat Wreck Chords [[1996]])
 
* '''''Formula 27''''' 7" EP (Vermiform [[1996]])
 
* '''''Formula 27''''' 7" EP (Vermiform [[1996]])
 
**Reissued by Panic Button in 1998.
 
**Reissued by Panic Button in 1998.
* '''''Major Label Debut''''' 12" EP (Panic Button Records [[1998]])
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* '''''Major Label Debut''''' 12" EP/CD EP (Panic Button Records [[1998]])
 
**The first release for Panic Button Records.
 
**The first release for Panic Button Records.
 
* '''''Television City Dream''''' LP/CD (Fat Wreck Chords [[1998]])
 
* '''''Television City Dream''''' LP/CD (Fat Wreck Chords [[1998]])
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**Featured covers of the Stooges, Stiff Little Fingers, and the Subhumans (Canadian band)
 
**Featured covers of the Stooges, Stiff Little Fingers, and the Subhumans (Canadian band)
 
**Released as a picture disc with the photo of a naked SW fan.
 
**Released as a picture disc with the photo of a naked SW fan.
 +
**Included on the ''Thank You Very Little'' double CD
 
* '''''Thank You Very Little''''' 2xCD (Panic Button Records [[2000]])
 
* '''''Thank You Very Little''''' 2xCD (Panic Button Records [[2000]])
 
**Double CD collection of mostly unreleased tracks.  2nd disc has demos and a live show.
 
**Double CD collection of mostly unreleased tracks.  2nd disc has demos and a live show.

Revision as of 18:06, 23 October 2008

While Naked Raygun might be Chicago's most beloved punk band, Screeching Weasel is arguably the most well-known on a national level. From 1986 until 2001, the band issued a slew of LPs, EPs, and compilation tracks despite frequent line-up changes, record label problems, break-ups, and controversies and animosities that seemed to follow frontman Ben Weasel.

Members

  • Ben Foster aka Ben Weasel - Vocals/Guitar (1986-2001)
  • John Pierson aka Jughead - Guitar (1986-2001)
  • Dan Schafer aka Dan Vapid aka Sewercap - Bass/Guitar (1989, 1991-1994, 1996-1997)
  • Dan Sullivan aka Dan Panic - Drums (1991-1994, 1996-1997)
  • Mass Giorgini - Bass (1998-2001)
  • Dan Lumley - Drums (1998-2001)
  • Steve Cheese - Drums (1986-1988)
  • Vince Vogel aka Vinnie Bovine - Bass (1986-1988)
  • Brian McQuade aka Brian Vermin - Drums (1988-1989)
  • Philip Hill - Guitar (2000-2001)
  • Warren Fischer aka Fish - Bass (1988-1989)
  • Johnny Personality - Bass (1992)
  • Dave Lally aka Dave Naked - Bass (1991-1992)
  • Zac Damon - Guitar (1998-1999)
  • Scott Conway aka Gub - Bass (1992)
  • Douglas Ward aka Doug ID Under aka Doug Wonderful - Guitar (1989)
  • Mike Dirnt - Bass (1994)

Discography

  • 27 song demo tape (1986)
  • Screeching Weasel LP (Underdog Records 1987)
    • Licensed to Shikagu Trading/What Goes On? in 1987, who issued it in England.
    • Reissued on CD by VML Records in 1997 with 12 bonus tracks.
  • split 7" w/Moving Targets (What Goes On? 1987)
    • This was a promo released by What Goes On? and limited to 100 copies.
    • Features 2 songs from the first album
  • Boogadaboogadaboogada LP (Roadkill Records 1988)
    • The first 200 copies of the original pressing included an insert of the band bowling in the nude.
    • Licensed to Wetspots in 1988, who issued it in England with an entirely different cover (a cartoon drawing of a paper boy flipping off an old man).
    • Reissued on LP/CS/ CD by Lookout Records in 1992.
    • Reissued on CD by Asian Man Records in 2005.
    • Reissued on colored vinyl by Recess Records in 2008.
  • Punkhouse 7" EP (Limited Potential Records 1989)
    • Reissued by No Budget Productions in 1991 w/o a sleeve
    • Reissued in 1993 by Selfless Records with a different cover photo (taken at the same session as the original photo).
    • Included on the Kill The Musicians CD.
  • My Brain Hurts LP/CS/CD (Lookout Records 1991)
    • Reissued on CD by Asian Man Records in 2005.
  • Pervo-Devo 7" EP (Shred of Dignity 1991)
    • Came with the last issue of Ben's sex-themed 'zine, Teen Punks In Heat.
    • Repressed by the same record label in 1992, only they had changed their name from "Shred of Dignity" to "Outpunk".
    • Included on the Kill The Musicians CD.
  • Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions 7" EP (Selfless Records 1992)
    • Live performance on WFMU.
    • Limited to 1500 copies on blue vinyl
  • Happy, Horny, Gay, and Sassy 2x7" EP (Selfless Records 1992)
    • A repress of "Snappy Answers...", but it also included a second, one-sided 7" and a second cover which was a graphic close-up photo of a gay blow job.
    • Limited to 300 copies on pink vinyl.
  • Wiggle LP/CS/CD (Lookout Records 1993)
    • Was supposed to come out in 1992, but was delayed until 1993. The copyrights still read 1992.
    • The Lookout CD version had 3 bonus tracks (2 demos w/the Wiggle line up and a comp track from 1989).
    • Reissued on CD by Asian Man Records in 2005 with an additional bonus track.
  • Radio Blast 7" EP (Underdog Records 1993)
    • Pressed on burgundy vinyl and black vinyl.
    • Blink-182 covered the B-side, "The Girl Next Door".
    • Included on the Kill The Musicians CD.
  • Ramones LP (Selfless Records 1993)
    • A cover of the Ramones entire 1st LP.
    • The first pressing came in cardboard sleeve and was available on both white and black vinyl.
    • Second pressing consisted of 300 copies on white vinyl for SW's 1993 tour. Instead of coming in a cardboard sleeve, it came with silkscreen covers.
  • You Broke My Fucking Heart 7" EP (Lookout Records 1993)
    • Included on the Kill The Musicians CD.
  • split 7" EP w/Pink Lincolns (VML Records 1993)
    • Limited to 1500 copies
    • SW songs were included on the Kill The Musicians CD.
  • Anthem For A New Tomorrow LP/CS/CD (Lookout Records 1993)
    • Reissued on CD by Asian Man Records in 2005.
  • El Mozote/Janelle split 7"/CD EP w/Born Against (Lookout Records 1993)
    • The CD version contains an extra track by each band from different compilations.
    • These songs have never seen reissue.
  • Suzanne Is Getting Married b/w Waiting For Susie 7" single (Lookout Records 1994)
    • Lookout pressed the sleeves with a cartoon drawing of 2 punks on a wedding cake. At Ben Weasel's insistence, a photo from the wedding of the real Suzanne was pasted over the drawing. The record was later issued without the pasted photo.
    • Included on the Thank You Very Little double CD.
  • How To Make Enemies And Irritate People LP/CS/CD (Lookout Records 1994
    • Reissued on CD by Asian Man Records in 2005.
    • The original record insert included a detailed discography of the band (up to 1994).
  • Kill The Musicians CD (Lookout Records 1995)
    • CD only compilation of out of print and unreleased tracks.
    • Reissued on CD by Asian Man Records in 2005.
  • Bark Like A Dog LP/CD (Fat Wreck Chords 1996)
  • Formula 27 7" EP (Vermiform 1996)
    • Reissued by Panic Button in 1998.
  • Major Label Debut 12" EP/CD EP (Panic Button Records 1998)
    • The first release for Panic Button Records.
  • Television City Dream LP/CD (Fat Wreck Chords 1998)
  • The Beat Is On The Brat CD (Panic Button Records 1998)
    • CD only repackaging of the Ramones LP and "Formula 27" EP.
  • Emo LP/CD (Panic Button Records 1999)
  • Jesus Hates You 7" EP (Probe Disc 1999)
    • Featured covers of the Stooges, Stiff Little Fingers, and the Subhumans (Canadian band)
    • Released as a picture disc with the photo of a naked SW fan.
    • Included on the Thank You Very Little double CD
  • Thank You Very Little 2xCD (Panic Button Records 2000)
    • Double CD collection of mostly unreleased tracks. 2nd disc has demos and a live show.
  • Teen Punks In Heat LP/CD (Panic Button Records 2000)
  • Weasel Mania CD (Fat Wreck Chords 2005)
    • Greatest Hits collection.

Links

The Official Screeching Weasel website