Beat Is on the Brat

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Beat Is On The Brat
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Compilation album by Screeching Weasel
Released November 10, 1998
Recorded 1992, 1996
Genre Punk rock, pop punk
Length 38:03
Label Lookout!, Panic Button
Producer Mass Giorgini, Ben Weasel
Screeching Weasel chronology
Television City Dream
(1998)Television City Dream1998
Beat Is on the Brat
Major Label Debut
(1998)Major Label Debut1998
Professional ratings
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Beat is on the Brat is a CD compilation of out of print and vinyl-only material from Screeching Weasel. The majority of the CD contains their cover of the first album by The Ramones in its entirety. The band was approached to cover the album at a party for the completion of their fourth album, Wiggle. Having just lost bassist Johnny Personality, the band was unsure of its future, and they claim that the recording of these covers helped revitalize them. The band mixed the album just like the Ramones record, with the guitar panned hard to one side and the bass to the other. Very little was changed in terms of the songs themselves, though all were slightly faster than the originals. The album was recorded in approximately fifteen hours and released on vinyl on Selfless Records in a limited run of 1700 copies, 300 of which were on white vinyl. Selfless re-pressed 300 copies of the album in 1993 with silkscreened covers. The remaining tracks (15-18) are from the vinyl-only EP Formula 27. These songs were outtakes from the recording of the 1996 album, Bark Like a Dog.

Track listing[edit]

  • Tracks 1-11, 13-14 by The Ramones. Track 12 by Jim Lee. Tracks 15-18 by Ben Weasel.
  1. "Blitzkrieg Bop" – 2:12
  2. "Beat On The Brat" – 2:30
  3. "Judy Is A Punk" – 1:30
  4. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" – 2:24
  5. "Chainsaw" – 1:55
  6. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" – 1:34
  7. "I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement" – 2:35
  8. "Loudmouth" – 2:14
  9. "Havana Affair" – 2:00
  10. "Listen To My Heart" – 1:56
  11. "53rd & 3rd" – 2:19
  12. "Let's Dance" – 1:51
  13. "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You" – 1:43
  14. "Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World" – 2:09
  15. "(Nothing's Gonna) Turn Me Off (Of You)" – 1:39
  16. "Pretty Girls Don't Talk To Me" – 3:02
  17. "I Don't Care Anymore" – 2:42
  18. "Why'd You Have To Leave?" – 1:23