Screeching Weasel

Also known as S. Weasel, Screechin' Weasel
Members of Screeching Weasel: Adam Cargin, Ben Foster (2), Brian Vermin, Dan Lumley, Dan Schafer, Danny Sullivan (3), Dave Klein (4), Dave Naked, Douglas Ward, Drew Fredrichsen, Fish (17), John Pierson, Johnny Personality, Justin Perkins, Mass Giorgini, Michael Pritchard, Mike Catalano, Phillip Hill, Pierre Marche, Scott Conway, Simon Lamb, Steve Cheese, Vince Vogel, Zac Damon
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/officialscreechingweasel, http://www.facebook.com/screechingweasel, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screeching_Weasel

Discography of Screeching Weasel:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Bark Like A Dog 12 Audio 1996 Fat Wreck Chords
2 Boogadaboogadaboogada! 26 Audio 1991-12-00 Lookout! Records
3 My Brain Hurts 14 Audio 1991
4 Wiggle 17 Audio 1993 Lookout! Records
5 Anthem For A New Tomorrow 18 Audio 1993 Lookout! Records
6 How To Make Enemies And Irritate People 13 Audio 1994
7 Kill The Musicians 31 Audio 1995 Lookout! Records
8 Bark Like A Dog 12 Audio 1996 Fat Wreck Chords
9 Beat Is On The Brat 18 Audio 1998
10 Emo 12 Audio 1999
11 Boogadaboogadaboogada! 27 Audio 1988 Roadkill Records (3)
12 Major Label Debut 6 Audio 1998-01-27
13 Screeching Weasel 39 Audio 1997 V. M. L. Records
14 Kill The Musicians 31 Audio 2005-07-26 Asian Man Records
15 Wiggle 18 Audio 2005-04-26
16 Boogadaboogadaboogada! 26 Audio 2008-04-00 Recess Records (2)
17 Boogadaboogadaboogada! 26 Audio 2005-02-15 Asian Man Records
18 Anthem For A New Tomorrow 18 Audio 2005-05-24 Asian Man Records
19 How To Make Enemies And Irritate People 13 Audio 2005-06-21 Asian Man Records
20 Television City Dream 15 Audio 1998 Fat Wreck Chords
21 Weasel Mania 34 Audio 2005-10-04 Fat Wreck Chords
22 Boogadaboogadaboogada! 26 Audio 2008-08-00 Recess Records (2)
23 My Brain Hurts 14 Audio 1991 Lookout! Records
24 Anthem For A New Tomorrow 19 Audio 1993
25 Suzanne Is Getting Married 2 Audio 1994
26 My Brain Hurts 14 Audio 2009-01-13 Recess Records (2)
27 My Brain Hurts 14 Audio 2009-01-13 Recess Records (2)
28 My Brain Hurts 14 Audio 2009-01-13 Recess Records (2)
29 My Brain Hurts 14 Audio 2009-01-13 Recess Records (2)
30 Formula 27 4 Audio 1998
31 Boogadaboogadaboogada! 26 Audio 2008-11-00 Recess Records (2)
32 El Mozote / Janelle 6 Audio 1993
33 My Brain Hurts 14 Audio 2005-03-22 Asian Man Records
34 Emo 12 Audio 1999
35 Boogadaboogadaboogada! 26 Audio 2009 Recess Records (2)
36 Moving Targets / Screeching Weasel 3 Audio 1988 What Goes On Records
37 Wiggle 18 Audio 2009-06-00 Recess Records (2)
38 Wiggle 18 Audio 2009-06-00 Recess Records (2)
39 Wiggle 18 Audio 2009-06-00 Recess Records (2)
40 Wiggle 18 Audio 2009-06-00 Recess Records (2)
41 Boogadaboogadaboogada! 27 Audio 1988 Wetspots Records
42 Ramones 14 Audio 1993 Selfless Records
43 Screeching Weasel 40 Audio 1999-04-23
44 The Queers / Ramones Tribute 28 Audio 1997 Cretin Records
45 Television City Dream 20 Audio 2010-11-09 Fat Wreck Chords
46 First World Manifesto 14 Audio 2011-03-15 Fat Wreck Chords
47 First World Manifesto 14 Audio 2011-03-15 Fat Wreck Chords
48 First World Manifesto 14 Audio 2011-03-15 Fat Wreck Chords
49 Weasel Mania 34 Audio 2010 Fat Wreck Chords
50 Television City Dream 20 Audio 2010-11-09 Fat Wreck Chords


Screeching Weasel is a punk rock that was formed in 1986 in Prospect Hts, IL, a suburb of Chicago. The band was initially founded as a trio featuring vocalist Ben Weasel (also playing bass at the time), guitarist Jughead, and drummer Steve Cheese. The group first called itself All-Night Garage Sale, but changed their name to Screeching Weasel after bassist Vinnie Bovine joined in December 1986. Bovine would be fired in January 1988. It would be the first of a number of line up changes that would affect the group's rhythm section throughout its lifespan. Bassist Danny Vapid joined the group in 1989 (he was called Sewercap at the time). The band split at the end of that year but reformed in 1991, at which time drummer Dan Panic joined the group. Although the group's line-up continued to fluctuate (upon the 1991 reformation, Vapid would move to 2nd guitar and remain there until moving back to bass in 1993; three bassists passed through the band during that time), the line up of Weasel/Jughead/Vapid/Panic is considered "classic" by most Screeching Weasel fans. The band split again in 1994 but reformed in 1996. Vapid and Panic left the group for good the following year. The bass position was filled by the band's longtime friend and [a=Squirtgun] member Mass Giorgini, who had also recorded and produced a number of the group's releases. Dan Lumley (also of Squirtgun) took over on drums and Zac Damon joined on 2nd guitar. Damon left the band in 1998 but was not replaced until 2000, when Phillip Hill ([a=Teen Idols]) joined the group. Although the band continued to record and release music at this time, the band did not play a single live show from late 1993 until mid 2000.

Screeching Weasel split again in 2001, mainly due to Jughead's frustration with Ben Weasel's refusal to tour. In 2004, a line up of Weasel/Jughead/Vapid/Giorgini/Lumley played some unannounced live shows around Chicago.

In 2009, Ben Weasel announced that he was resurrecting the Screeching Weasel name with Danny Vapid and three new members. Founding member Jughead was noticeably and controversially absent. Jughead would state, via his MySpace page, that neither Weasel nor Vapid informed him of their intention to revive Screeching Weasel and that he only learned of it through conversations with a fan, although it was later revealed that the split was due to a legal battle between Ben and Jughead over the band's assests and control of the Screeching Weasel name.

In March 2011, Screeching Weasel released "First World Manifesto", its first album of new material in 11 years. Only a few days after the release, Ben was involved in an physical altercation with female heckler at a club, as well as the club's female owner, in Austin TX, during the SXSW Festival. Shortly afterwards, the rest of SW announced they had left the group due to the incident. Ben returned with a new line-up, which included former guitarist Zac Damon, several months later.


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