The Ziggens

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The Ziggens
Origin Orange County, California
Genres Surf rock, Punk, Rockabilly, Cowpunk
Years active 1990–present
Labels Skunk Records
Cornerstone R.A.S.
Associated acts Sublime
Members Brad Conyers
Bert Susanka
Jon Poutney
Dickie Little

The Ziggens are a band based out of Orange County, California whose self-described style of "cowpunksurfabilly" combines elements of cowpunk, surf, rockabilly, punk, ska, and country. The Ziggens are led by Bert Susanka who sings and plays rhythm guitar. Other members include Dickie Little on lead guitar, Jon Poutney on bass, and Brad Conyers who plays the drums and provides background vocals 1. The Ziggens have been playing since the early 1990s and have developed a strong following in Southern California.

The Ziggens were contemporaries with Sublime and were originally signed to their Skunk Records label. Their song "Big Salty Tears" was covered and popularized by Bradley Nowell on the Sublime acoustic album. The Ziggens, and more specifically Bert Susanka were also mentioned in the Sublime song "Greatest Hits". Also, their song "Outside" is sampled in the Sublime song "Smoke Two Joints" for the line "Smoked cigarettes 'til the day she died!" The Ziggens contributed a cover of the song "Paddle Out" to the Sublime tribute album Look at All the Love We Found, released in June 2005. More recently, Sublime's drummer Bud Gaugh formed the band Jelly of the Month Club, a children's music side project, with Bert Susanka. The Ziggens are currently signed to Cornerstone R.A.S., which is a subsidiary of Skunk Records.

Discography[edit]

  • C002 (1990)
  • Wake Up & Smell (1991)
  • Rusty Never Sleeps (1992)
  • Chicken Out (1994)
  • Pit Stop (1995)
  • Ignore Amos (1996)
  • Pomona Lisa (1998)
  • Three Wise Men & Dickie (1999)
  • Live: Tickets Still Available (2000)
  • Sleazy Rider (2000)
  • The Ziggens (2002)
  • Greatest Zits: 1990-2003 (2003)

Wake Up & Smell track listing[edit]

  1. "I Got Me a Girlfriend" (3:34)
  2. "Really Bad Sunburn" (3:43)
  3. "Surf's Up" (3:19)
  4. "Furball" (2:37)
  5. "Tim the Dinosaur" (3:37)
  6. "Tidal Wave" (2:39)
  7. "All the Fun That We Missed" (4:59)
  8. "Fat Charlie" (3:30)
  9. "Paper or Plastic" (2:20)
  10. "I'm Not Afraid" (3:04)
  11. "Walk the Plank" (4:02)
  12. "Kickin' With Perry" (3:49)
  13. "Outside!" (2:39)
  14. "Bin Loop Baby (Pt. 1)" (:42)
  15. "Sober Up" (2:09)
  16. "Go Wild at the Beach" (2:43)
  17. "Big Salty Tears" (3:34)
  18. "Mrs. Brown" (2:49)
  19. "Tie One On" (3:59)

Rusty Never Sleeps track listing[edit]

  1. "Ride The Wild Surf"
  2. "Call It Quits"
  3. "Barefoot On Hot Cement"
  4. "On The Way"
  5. "Gilligan"
  6. "Couldn't Get A Date"
  7. "Dandruff"
  8. "When I Die"
  9. "Bin Loop Baby Pt. II"
  10. "Dickie Built A Halfpipe"
  11. "Go Wild At the Beach"
  12. "Buttermilk"
  13. "Ed Gein"
  14. "I'm Tryin'"
  15. "Carry Your Cross"
  16. "Females"
  17. "High School Love"
  18. "I Hit My Head (On The Corner Of A Kitchen Cabinet)"
  19. "Outside"
  20. "Mississippi"
  21. "End Of The Summer"
  22. "The Lottery Song"
  23. "Sue Got The Flu"
  24. "Gravel Song"
  25. "Memphis, Tennessee"
  26. "All The Fun That We Missed"

Chicken Out track listing[edit]

  1. "Something About A Waitress"
  2. "Goober Got A Girlfriend"
  3. "That Night In Georgia"
  4. "Mystery Lunch"
  5. "It's Great To Be Unemployed"
  6. "Huntington Beach"
  7. "I Hate Girls & Cars & Ice Cold Beer"
  8. "I Am Afraid"
  9. "Heart Attack"
  10. "Burpin' U.S.A."
  11. "Sober Up"
  12. "Mrs. Brown"
  13. "Pizza By The Slice"
  14. "Real Presents"
  15. "Dinah Shore"
  16. "Tent City"
  17. "Tie One On"
  18. "Instant Christmas"
  19. "Hyundai Monday"
  20. "I'm Eatin To Shove My Feelings Down"
  21. "The Cheese In Wisconsin"

Pit Stop track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Intro"
  2. "Hot Summer Ziggens"
  3. "Paper Or Plastic"
  4. "Sessions"
  5. "I'm Tryin'"
  6. "Mark & Brian"
  7. "Channel Surfin'"
  8. "Females"
  9. "Couldn't Get A Date"
  10. "King Jesus"
  11. "Big H"
  12. "Walk The Plank"
  13. "Radio Free number 1"
  14. "Waitress"
  15. "Rush Sucks"
  16. "Mrs. Brown"
  17. "Make Our Right"
  18. "Blossom"
  19. "Call It Quits"
  20. "Outside"
  21. "Girlfriend"

Side B[edit]

  1. "Psychotronic"
  2. "2001"
  3. "Big H&Z"
  4. "Blossom in F.U."
  5. "When I Die"
  6. "Ed Gein"
  7. "Stardust"
  8. "Dickie Built A Halfpipe"
  9. "Big Big Big H"
  10. "Postage Stamps"
  11. "Mississipi"
  12. "Mississipi (Different)"
  13. "Furball"
  14. "Lottery"
  15. "Petz Pitch"
  16. "Radio Free number 2 (with Sublime)"
  17. "Fat Charlie"
  18. "Tim The Dinosaur"
  19. "Homeboyz"
  20. "Goober Got A Girlfriend"
  21. "TNG"
  22. "Rusty Never Sleeps Ad"

Ignore Amos track listing[edit]

  1. "Domestic Violins"
  2. "Have A Bitchin' Summer"
  3. "Junipero Serra"
  4. "Channel Surfing"
  5. "My Paycheck Bounced"
  6. "Orange Co."
  7. "Really Bad Sunburn"
  8. "She Shrunk On Her B-Day"
  9. "Big Salty Tears"
  10. "Psychiatric Evaluation"
  11. "Sea Kelp"
  12. "San Clemente"
  13. "Surfungus"
  14. "I Love A Parade"
  15. "Wait One Minute"
  16. "Barefoot On Hot Cement"

Pomona Lisa track listing[edit]

  1. "Surfin' Buena Park"
  2. "The Waitress Song"
  3. "Joseph of Arimathea"
  4. "I Took My Mom To The Prom"
  5. "Surfin' You Say"
  6. "I'm Tryin'"
  7. "On The Way"
  8. "Can't We All Just Get A Longboard?"
  9. "What To Do"
  10. "Goin Richter"
  11. "Fat Charlie"
  12. "Surf 3"
  13. "Strange Way To Live"
  14. "Standed On Clicker Island"
  15. "Pony Up"
  16. "Hang On"
  17. "Asleep At The Wheel"
  18. "Ride The Wild Surf"
  19. "The Spy Who Dubbed Me"

Live: Tickets Still Available track listing[edit]

  1. "Goin' Richter"
  2. "Breakin' The Law"
  3. "Big Salty Tears"
  4. "Surfungus"
  5. "Fat Charlie"
  6. "Sea Kelp"
  7. "Call It Quits"
  8. "Waitress/Outside"
  9. "Strange Way To Live"
  10. "Junipero Serra"
  11. "Tim The Dinosaur"
  12. "Dinah Shore"
  13. "Dickie Built A Halfpipe"

The Ziggens track listing[edit]

  1. "Debutante" (3:17)
  2. "I'm Gonna Miss You" (4:40)
  3. "Just the Way You Aren't" (3:01)
  4. "Pistol Pete"(5:38)
  5. "Rincon" (6:00)
  6. "I Get Yelled at A Lot" (4:28)
  7. "Plastic Surgery" (1:01)
  8. "See You Now" (4:37)
  9. "Man With the Pushed in Face" (4:02)
  10. "That Kinda Man" (4:23)
  11. "I Fought the Lawn" (3:12)
  12. "Temptation" (2:55)
  13. "Not So Much" (5:41)
  14. "Beat to Pieces" (3:49)

Greatest Zits track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

  1. "I Took My Mom to the Prom" (1:37)
  2. "It's Great to Be Unemployed" (2:31)
  3. "Pistol Pete" (5:35)
  4. "On the Way" (4:04)
  5. "My Paycheck Bounced" (3:00)
  6. "Breakin' the Law" (2:29)
  7. "Tim The Dinosaur" (3:39)
  8. "Outside" (2:49)
  9. "Big Salty Tears" (3:44)
  10. "Fat Charlie" (3:31)
  11. "Strange Way to Live" (4:10)
  12. "I'm Tryin'" (2:09)
  13. "Call It Quits" (3:48)
  14. "Something About a Waitress" (2:13)
  15. "Gilligan" (3:41)
  16. "(Untitled Hidden Track)" (3:24)
  17. "(Untitled Hidden Track)" (2:02)

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "Surfin, You Say?" (3:16)
  2. "I Fought the Lawn" (3:09)
  3. "I Don't Have One" (3:57)
  4. "Goin' Richter" (4:34)
  5. "Stranded on Clicker Island" (3:35)
  6. "61.9" (3:12)
  7. "Surf's Up" (3:19)
  8. "Surfin' Buena Park (Demo Version)" (3:50)
  9. "On & On" (3:03)
  10. "Rincon" (5:54)
  11. "Sea Kelp" (4:05)
  12. "Really Bad Sunburn" (3:50)
  13. "San Clemente" (5:13)
  14. "Burpin' USA" (2:02)

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