Screeching Weasel
Screeching Weasel


4.5
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Review

by Joe USER (3 Reviews)
February 16th, 2011 | 10 replies | 5,134 views


Release Date: 1987 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This album is perfect for any fan of hardcore punk, and there really isn't anything bad i can say about it. The vocals are amazing and the instruments are fast and intense. Definitely check this album out.

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“That’s right, your stereo is ***ed up” says Ben Weasel, at the beginning of Say No! To Authority, the opening track on the album. This is the perfect way to open the album, because Screeching Weasel’s 1987 self titled album is HARDCORE. With the average track length being about a minute, Screeching Weasel rip through 39 intense songs in just about 34 minutes.

The guitar and bass playing is just what you would expect from a hardcore punk band, fast and sloppy, which may sound bad to some people, but if you listen to hardcore punk, then you know that is the kind of sound most bands have, and the sound most punks love. The bass has some especially cool intro riffs such as the beginning of Cows, Wanna Die, and Hardcore Hippie. The drumming is definitely a high point. It is very fast and intense, and has a lot of the hardcore punk beats that you know and love.

The vocals are probably the best part of the entire album; Ben Weasel is one hell a vocalist. Throughout the album he uses a number of different vocal techniques. He does some clean singing in Don’t Touch My Car, a strange type of yelling in OMW (I’m not sure how else to describe it but listen for yourself.) and he does the usual hardcore punk yelling in tracks such as Wanna Die, Say No! To Authority, and 7-11. Also, in songs like March of the Lawnmowers and Work, he basically just talks, and it sounds great with the whole band playing.

There are a variety of different topics used in the lyrics, which are mostly written by Ben Weasel. The lyrics in Wanna Die talk about how they teach you a bunch of stuff in school that you don’t want to know, and basically how the world is all ***ed up. A lot of the lyrics are meant to be comical. Wavin’ Gerbs is about putting a gerbil in a microwave, March of the Lawnmowers is about a lawnmower that explodes because someone put Draino in the tank, Bates Motel is a reference to the movie Psycho, and I’m pretty sure you can figure out what Murder in the Brady House is about.


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Satellite
February 16th 2011



20723 Comments


ben weasel is the biggest douche alive. true story.

Joemoe1122
February 16th 2011



28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

can't say i disagree with that.

WatchItExplode
February 16th 2011



3213 Comments


always been intrigued by the band name, never listened to the band...

Yotimi
February 16th 2011



6457 Comments


OMW was my favorite song when I was 11

Digging: Millie and Andrea - Drop The Vowels

Ending
February 16th 2011



1892 Comments


A 5 on your first review? Dayum. Pretty good though Joseph.

Satellite
February 16th 2011



20723 Comments


sw definitely is one of the most influential pop-punk bands ever for sure though.

good review man.

WatchItExplode
February 16th 2011



3213 Comments


Holy Fuck!

They seriously rip through 39 songs in 34 minutes?

Gotta check that shit out.

Joemoe1122
February 16th 2011



28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thank you satellite, and WatchitExplode i highly suggest you check that shit out.

Ending
February 16th 2011



1892 Comments


Review up some Great Barrier Reefer.

gabethepiratesquid
February 17th 2011



4521 Comments


Screeching Weasel is okay, overrated.



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