Posts Tagged ‘Ben Weasel’

Episode 115

Well¬†this week’s show is freakin’ awesome! Our special guest is none other than punk rock engineer / producer, ex-Screeching Weasel bass player, and founding member of Squirtgun, Mass Giorgini. If you’re a fan of 90s pop punk, then chances are you’ve been listening to records he’s either engineered, produced or played on. This episode is filled with stories revolving around working with the likes of Ben Weasel, Danny Vapid, Jughead, Dan Panic, Dan Lumley, Zac Damon, Billie Joe, Mike Dirnt, The Hard-Ons, Anti-Flag, Rise Against, Green Day, and the list goes on. He talks about his time at The Lookouting and that one song that shot them straight into peoples homes with the movie Mallrats. This is a two hour interview of solid punk rock goodness and you’re gonna love it! Listen in right now by clicking on THIS LINK. To keep up to date with future interviews, click the subscribe button over there on the left hand side.

Enjoy tunes by anyone and everyone Mass talks about on the show.

EPISODE 55

Episode 55

The gang is back to celebrate all things 90s pop punk. Yes, that’s right, Andrew, Michele, Amy and Damo talk the 90s and it’s awesome. We play the best of the best and we find out that Amy was at THE show. Yeah, you know the one. She was there! What show? Listen and find out. Of all gigs to be at, she was at that one. Listen now to all the greatness by clicking on THIS LINK.

Enjoy tunes by:
The Promise Ring
Guns N Wankers
Snuff
The Mr T Experience
Fifteen
The Queers
Screeching Weasel
Cringer
Parasites
Propagandhi
Pansy Division
Weston
Face To Face
Sicko
Samiam
Riverdales

NOW GO BUY SOME RECORDS!

EPISODE 38

Episode 38

Damo and Michele are back for another round of good¬†discussions¬†and great tunes! We talk about the career of the Goo Goo Dolls, life before and after 1994 (when punk rock breakthrough to the mainstream), we play the new single by The Dead Weather, Michele reviews her first ever Screeching Weasel show and there’s heaps more! So get on it and listen in right now by clicking this link.

Enjoy tunes by:
The Queers
Ben Weasel And His Iron String Quartet
Misfits
Stiv Bators
Ceremony
Riverboat Gamblers
CJ Ramone
The Dead Weather
Masked Intruder
The Fags
S.O.D.
Far From Perfect
Cobra Skulls
Nashville Pussy
The Methadones
Goo Goo Dolls
The Replacements
Against Me!
Mixtapes
Poison

NOW GO BUY SOME RECORDS!!!

Back in 1991, I think it was, I went record shopping at my fave record store at the time, Thrash Grind Grunge, in Adelaide.¬†There was this guy named Greg and he was running a distro called Spiral Objective out of the store. All you had to do was bring¬†the catalogue in¬†with you and you got the stuff you wanted at the catalogue price. This was a super awesome idea and I must have spent tons of cash in this place over the years. One¬†Saturday afternoon I was in the store buying records by Green Day and Parasites¬†when Greg was telling me about some¬†other Ramonesy¬†bands that I needed to hear. He played me this album titled ‘My Brain Hurts’ by a band called Screeching Weasel. Within seconds I was hooked. I couldn’t believe my ears. I bought the CD and walked out of the store smiling ear to ear. This couldn’t really be happening, could it? Have I just discovered¬†a band as good as the Ramones and the Hard-Ons? It appears that I had finally¬†found an album that was¬†on par with the likes of¬†‘Rocket To Russia’ and ‘Love Is A Battlefield of Broken Hearts’. When I got back to my mates house, I played the album to him. We must have listened to it about 10 times in a row. Yeah, 5 hours later we were still listening to it.¬†It didn’t get boring. All we wanted to do was listen to it again and again. That began my love of the Chicago punk rock band, Screeching Weasel. I then set out to find every record, CD,¬†8-Track, etc. that I could find by the band. It was a hard feat but it needed to be done. I did ok. I didn’t find them all but¬†I managed to get about 95% of them. That works for me. What? You want me to get to the new downloadable song? Hang on a sec, just keep reading… don’t be so impatient. Didn’t your mum teach you anything?

Anyway…

25 years of catchy punk rock… it’s a feat not too many bands can say they have upheld. Okay, technically, one could argue that it hasn’t really been 25 years as they have been split up for a considerable amount of years during that time, playing one off shows here and there and Ben Weasel has done some solo stuff as well, but still, like all good bands, they got back on the horse, and delivered exactly what it is you would want from them: another Screeching Weasel record. They’re a band who never drifted from their style, always sticking to their guns and just going for it. Next month sees the release of the band’s latest album titled ‘First World Manifesto’ on the renowned Fat Wreck Chords label and the lads have been nice enough to allow us a sneak peak into the new record by giving¬†the world¬†a song to download, which you can do so by following this link.

I have heard it and it’s just as I would expect. A fun, uplifting punk rock tune from the Ramones mold. I can’t wait for this album. Should be a hoot! Now, who else is joining me for the Weasel Weekend in Chicago? It’s my birthday,¬†come and celebrate with¬†me and buy me¬†drinks (of¬†water). Let’s rock!

In other Screeching Weasel news, Midway Pictures are releasing a doco / movie on the band and I hope that when it gets released, the DVD comes with about 3 bonus discs of live footage and rehearsals n stuff¬†and that the feature length ‘Disgusteen’ gay vampire movie that Ben Weasel made¬†is included so I don’t have to watch my horrible VHS 27th generation dub of this cult schlock. I could go on but I won’t… click here for more information on this should-be-awesome movie.

You can pre-order the new Screeching Weasel album right here through Interpunk.
Screeching Weasel online
Fat Wreck Chords