Screeching Weasel (album)

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Screeching Weasel
Studio album by Screeching Weasel
Released September 10, 1987 (1987-09-10)
Recorded June 13, 1987 (1987-06-13) at Solid Sound Studios in Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 34:12
56:42 (reissue)
Label Underdog
Producer Phil Bonnet
Screeching Weasel chronology
Screeching Weasel
(1987)
Boogadaboogadaboogada!
(1988)

Screeching Weasel was the eponymously titled debut studio album by the American punk rock band Screeching Weasel. It was originally released with 27 tracks on September 10, 1987, through Underdog Records and licensed to What Goes On Records for release in the United Kingdom. The album was reissued on CD by VML Records in 1997 after remaining out of print for a decade. According to Ben Weasel's liner notes in the CD reissue, Underdog's pressing of 1,000 copies sold out in 3 months, but the label was not interested in re-pressing the album. In the liner notes to How to Make Enemies and Irritate People (1994), Weasel stated that the album was staying out of print for two reasons: "1. The original bass player wants too much money, and 2. It stinks something awful". However, the band finally authorized CD reissue in order to combat bootlegging (tracks 28-39 were added for the reissue). The song "Murder in the Brady House" was covered by The Queers on their My Old Man's a Fatso EP ad was later featured on their compilation album Later Days and Better Lays. This is the only album to feature lyrics and lead vocals by guitar Jughead (on "Don't Touch My Car"). Two of the songs ("Wavin Gerbs" and "Raining Needles") have lyrics written by the person who introduced bassist Vinnie Bovine to the band.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ben Weasel, except where noted.

  1. "Say No! to Authority" - 0:55
  2. "Wanna Die" (Screeching Weasel) - 1:03
  3. "Society" - 1:22
  4. "California Sucks" (Ben Weasel/John Jughead) - 0:44
  5. "Murder in the Brady House" - 2:18
  6. "I Can't Stand Myself" - 0:42
  7. "My Song" - 1:51
  8. "High Ambitions" (Ben Weasel/John Jughead)- 0:57
  9. "March of the Lawmowers" - 0:58
  10. "Leave Me Alone" (Ben Weasel/John Jughead) - 1:36
  11. "Don't Touch My Car" (John Jughead/Ben Weasel) - 0:53
  12. "7-11" - 1:15
  13. "Cows" (Ben Weasel/Steve Cheese) - 1:11
  14. "Work" - 1:27
  15. "Wavin Gerbs" (Vinnie Bovine/Dave Robinson) - 1:08
  16. "Liar" - 0:56
  17. "O.M.W." (traditional, this is the Oscar Meyer theme song; arranged by Steve Cheese) - 0:48
  18. "Clean-Cut Asshole" (Ben Weasel/John Jughead) - 1:18
  19. "Raining Needles" (Dave Robinson/Ben Weasel) - 0:26
  20. "BPD" (Ben Weasel/John Jughead) - 1:26
  21. "Experience the Ozzfish" (Ben Weasel/John Jughead) - 1:45
  22. "Jockpunk" - 1:37
  23. "K-Mart Blues" (Steve Cheese/Ben Weasel) - 0:56
  24. "Bates Motel" (John Jughead) - 1:12
  25. "Hardcore Hippie" (Ben Weasel/John Jughead) - 0:40
  26. "What Is Right?" - 2:30
  27. "Yeah Baby!" (Ben Weasel/John Jughead) - 2:07
  28. "In the Hospital" * - 1:49
  29. "I Feel Like Shit" (Ben Weasel/John Jughead) * - 1:20
  30. "I Hate Led Zeppelin" (demo) * - 1:19
  31. "American Suicide" (demo) * - 1:11
  32. "A Political Song for Screeching Weasel to Sing" * - 2:08
  33. "Twinkie Warfare" (Ben Weasel/John Jughead) * - 2:10
  34. "Stoned and Stupid" (Vinnie Bovine) * - 1:43
  35. "Life Sucks (And So Do You)" * - 1:33
  36. "I Wanna Be Naked!" (demo) * - 1:50
  37. "My Right" (demo) * - 3:08
  38. "Hey Suburbia" (demo) (Ben Weasel/John Jughead) * - 1:56
  39. "Ashtray" (demo) * - 2:18

* 1997 CD Bonus Tracks

  • Tracks 28-29 from the band's first demo tape recorded January 1987
  • Track 28 from "Blame And Burn" compilation 7" EP
  • Tracks 30-33 from unreleased "Screeching Weasel / The Ozzfish Experience" split EP
  • Track 35 was recorded for a compilation which never materialized

Personnel[edit]

Production

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