My Brain Hurts

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For My Brain Hurts (comic), see My Brain Hurts (comic).
My Brain Hurts
Studio album by Screeching Weasel
Released 1991
Recorded July 2, 3, 8, 9, 1991 at Art of Ears, San Francisco
Genre Punk rock
Length 31:03
Label Lookout!, Asian Man, Recess
Producer Andy Ernst, Larry Livermore
Screeching Weasel chronology
Boogadaboogadaboogada!
(1988)
My Brain Hurts
(1991)
Wiggle
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

My Brain Hurts is the third studio album by the American punk rock band Screeching Weasel. It was released in 1991 through Lookout! Records. It was the band's first album released through Lookout! Records. The album marked a very distinct stylistic shift. Following a brief breakup, the band reunited and made a conscious decision to pursue a more pop-based sound, rather than the faster, more aggressive songs found on their prior albums like Boogadaboogadaboogada!. Along with the shift in sound, main songwriter Ben Weasel began collaborating more with guitarist (and former bassist) Dan Vapid. Weasel has been quoted as saying that Vapid is the only person he ever felt truly comfortable writing songs with. For My Brain Hurts, the band's popularity skyrocketed within the punk community. It remains one of their best-selling releases and is considered one of their best albums by fans. The surge in popularity would unfortunately provide a source of pressure on the band when they recorded the follow-up album, Wiggle. After being out of print for a short time, the album was remastered and re-released on CD by Asian Man Records. A vinyl version was reissued by Recess Records in 2009. The whole album was covered in December of 2008 by Jon Cougar Concentration Camp as a tribute. The back cover lists Al Sobrante as executive producer. Al Sobrante is the alias of John Kiffmeyer, original drummer of Green Day, who were also on Lookout! Records at the time. The original Lookout! release included a single 12" x 12" lyric sheet, while the label claimed "45 RsPerM" even though it was an 33rpm LP.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ben Weasel, except where noted.

  1. "Making You Cry" – 1:35
  2. "Slogans" – 1:38
  3. "Guest List" (Weasel/Vapid) – 2:26
  4. "Veronica Hates Me" – 2:52
  5. "I Can See Clearly" (Johnny Nash) – 2:17
  6. "Cindy's on Methadone" – 1:27
  7. "The Science of Myth" – 2:24
  8. "What We Hate" – 2:26
  9. "Teenage Freakshow" (Weasel/Vapid) – 2:33
  10. "Kamala's Too Nice" (Weasel/Vapid) – 1:22
  11. "Don't Turn Out the Lights" – 3:37
  12. "Fathead" (Weasel/Vapid/Jughead) – 1:24
  13. "I Wanna Be with You Tonight" – 1:52
  14. "My Brain Hurts" – 3:09

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