History Music / ScreechingWeasel

23rd Jan '16 8:49:32 PM nombretomado
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The band was a breath of fresh air at the time of their formation - the punk scene at the end of TheEighties was filled with overly serious {{straight edge}} and politically driven [[HardCorePunk hardcore]], with attention to catchy, bouncy melodies lagging. Screeching Weasel imitated the Ramones and were about as un-PC as you can get.

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The band was a breath of fresh air at the time of their formation - the punk scene at the end of TheEighties was filled with overly serious {{straight UsefulNotes/{{straight edge}} and politically driven [[HardCorePunk hardcore]], with attention to catchy, bouncy melodies lagging. Screeching Weasel imitated the Ramones and were about as un-PC as you can get.
6th Jan '16 10:23:36 AM Morgenthaler
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Whilst Screeching Weasel were starting out in [[TheWindyCity Chicago]], so were the likes of GreenDay and PansyDivision in Northern UsefulNotes/{{California}}, The Mr T Experience, The {{Descendents}} and many more [[PopPunk pop-punk]] bands, and the genre declared TheNineties as a decade of their own.

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Whilst Screeching Weasel were starting out in [[TheWindyCity Chicago]], so were the likes of GreenDay Music/GreenDay and PansyDivision Music/PansyDivision in Northern UsefulNotes/{{California}}, The Mr T Experience, The {{Descendents}} Music/{{Descendents}} and many more [[PopPunk pop-punk]] bands, and the genre declared TheNineties as a decade of their own.
6th Sep '15 10:25:46 PM FingerPuppet
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* IconicLogo: [[http://conversationswithbianca.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Screeching-Weasel-logo.jpg A weasel in a leather jacket smoking a cigarette.]] It appears on a lot of the band's releases, merchandise, and fans.
6th Sep '15 9:55:37 PM FingerPuppet
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* ShoutOut: The bridge of "I Wanna Be Naked" is musically identical to the chorus of [[Music/TheRamones "I Wanna Be Sedated,"]] with the obvious lyrical change.
16th Jan '15 12:06:33 PM FingerPuppet
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* IAmTheBand: Ben is the only consistent member.



* LampshadeHanging: Ben satirized many of the tropes of punk rock in his work; "DIY" is a good example of this.

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* LampshadeHanging: Ben satirized many of the tropes of punk rock in his work; "DIY" is a good example of this.


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* RevolvingDoorBand: Ben has been backed by 25 different musicians and counting.
* StageName: Ben's real last name is Foster. Many other members of the group throughout the years have also taken stage names, usually simply giving themselves an unusual surname (e.g., John Jughead, Vinnie Bovine, Steve Cheese, among many others).
11th Jan '15 7:39:53 AM FingerPuppet
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* MinisculeRocking: They're a punk band, so this is to be expected, especially on their earlier more hardcore-influenced songs. Of particular note are "We Skate" and "Panic," both only 12 seconds long.
* NotChristianRock: Ben Weasel is a Catholic. It doesn't come into play in many of his lyrics, but "Holy Hardcore" is essentially his response to the punk community's often negative view of religion.
7th Dec '14 8:45:43 PM RampinUp46
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Screeching Weasel were one of the most important contributors to the pop-punk genre. Their self-titled first album came out in 1987 on Underdog Records, and their greatest hits album ''Weaselmania'' was released in 2005 (on Fat Wreck Chords) after they'd broken up for the fourth time. In 2008 the band re-formed yet again, this time with a lineup of Ben Weasel, Dan Vapid and three new scabs. Founding guitarist and lone other constant John "Jughead" Pierson was not invited back into the band due to clashes with Ben. However, this lineup, too, came to an end at the 2011 SXSW Festival in Austin, where Ben Weasel got in a fight with some girl in the audience who had thrown ice at him, then punched the club owner. Everyone except Ben quit within a few days.

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Screeching Weasel were is one of the most important contributors to the pop-punk genre.genre (although the band originally started out as a hardcore band). Their self-titled first album came out in 1987 on Underdog Records, and their greatest hits album ''Weaselmania'' was released in 2005 (on Fat Wreck Chords) after they'd broken up for the fourth time. In 2008 the band re-formed yet again, this time with a lineup of Ben Weasel, Dan Vapid and three new scabs. Founding guitarist and lone other constant John "Jughead" Pierson was not invited back into the band due to clashes with Ben. However, this lineup, too, came to an end at the 2011 SXSW Festival in Austin, where Ben Weasel got in a fight with some girl in the audience who had thrown ice at him, then punched the club owner. Everyone except Ben quit within a few days.
days. As of 2014, Ben and the newest lineup of Screeching Weasel continue to play shows and record, with the band playing a concert for the Film/SLCPunk sequel and Ben currently writing an opera by the title of "Baby Fat".



* AntiLoveSong - "Veronica Hates Me", "Nobody Likes You", "I Hate Your Guts On Sunday"... the list goes on.
* CoverVersion - "I Can See Clearly"
** CoverAlbum- TheRamones' ''Road to Ruin''
* DeadpanSnarker - Ben Weasel's lyrics
* FanHater - InUniverse. "I Hate Led Zeppelin" was written solely to annoy Led Zeppelin fans.
* {{Jerkass}} - Ask anyone who has ever worked with Ben.
* LampshadeHanging - many of the tropes of punk rock, in songs such as "DIY"
* ProtestSong - "Nicaragua" skewers the reactionaries of the punk scene who talk about politics but do nothing. You can practically taste the sarcasm, ''Ben Weasel pronounces the word Nicaragua wrong''. Played almost straight with "I Wanna Be A Homosexual" which tears apart homophobic attitudes with the accusation that "you don't have the balls to be a queer"

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* AntiLoveSong - AntiLoveSong: "Veronica Hates Me", "Nobody Likes You", "I Hate Your Guts On Sunday"... the list goes on.
* CoverVersion - CoverVersion: "I Can See Clearly"
** CoverAlbum- CoverAlbum: TheRamones' ''Road to Ruin''
self-titled album.
* DeadpanSnarker - DeadpanSnarker: Ben Weasel's lyrics
lyrics.
* FanHater - FanHater: InUniverse. "I Hate Led Zeppelin" was written solely to annoy Led Zeppelin fans.
* {{Jerkass}} - {{Jerkass}}: Ask anyone who has ever worked with Ben.
Ben, and you'll get a few responses calling him something to this effect.
* LampshadeHanging - LampshadeHanging: Ben satirized many of the tropes of punk rock, rock in songs such as "DIY"
his work; "DIY" is a good example of this.
* ProtestSong - "Nicaragua" skewers the reactionaries of the punk scene who talk about politics but do nothing. nothing, however it's actually aged rather well to the point where one can direct it at today's trend of "slactivism" without changing a single lyric. You can practically taste ''taste'' the sarcasm, ''Ben Weasel pronounces sarcasm; when Ben ''pronounces and spells the word Nicaragua wrong''. wrong''[[note]]For the curious, he turns "Ni-ka-RAH-gua" into "Ni-KRAWWH-guh" and spells it "Nicarauga"[[/note]]. Played almost straight with "I Wanna Be A a Homosexual" which tears apart homophobic attitudes (and specifically the song "I Don't Wanna Be a Homosexual") with the accusation that "you don't have the balls to be a queer"
21st Aug '14 12:01:04 PM Schol-R-LEA
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Whilst Screeching Weasel were starting out in [[TheWindyCity Chicago]], so were the likes of GreenDay and Pansy Division in Northern UsefulNotes/{{California}}, The Mr T Experience, The {{Descendents}} and many more [[PopPunk pop-punk]] bands, and the genre declared TheNineties as a decade of their own.

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Whilst Screeching Weasel were starting out in [[TheWindyCity Chicago]], so were the likes of GreenDay and Pansy Division PansyDivision in Northern UsefulNotes/{{California}}, The Mr T Experience, The {{Descendents}} and many more [[PopPunk pop-punk]] bands, and the genre declared TheNineties as a decade of their own.
30th Mar '13 3:40:54 PM slowriot
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* FanHater - {{In-Universe "I Hate Led Zeppelin"}} was written solely to annoy Led Zeppelin fans.

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* FanHater - {{In-Universe InUniverse. "I Hate Led Zeppelin"}} Zeppelin" was written solely to annoy Led Zeppelin fans.
30th Mar '13 3:39:53 PM slowriot
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* FanHater - {{In-Universe "I Hate Led Zeppelin"}} was written solely to annoy Led Zeppelin fans.
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