Monday, February 13, 2012
Screeching Weasel: Live on WZRD (1993)
Point One: Screeching Weasel were one of the most influential bands of the nineties.
Point Two: Ben Weasel's cowardly attack on two women in Austin in March of 2011 and his subsequent semi-apology and follow-up screed (which combined the self-aggrandizement of Charlie Sheen and the sense of victimization of Sarah Palin) have damaged his band's reputation, possibly forever.
As for point one, I'll still keep listening to my old SW records. But in light of point two, I will not support Ben "Weasel" Foster until he takes personal responsibility, rather then blaming others for the fall-out of his act, and stops hiding behind this mentally unstable idea that he's just playing a 'character'. I do believe the man can sort his shit out, he's overcome some serious problems in his life and he's done a lot of good things for people.
So in remembrance of the mightiness of Screeching Weasel the band, here in one of their primes with Dan Panic on drums, Johnny Personality on bass plus Jughead and Danny Vapid on guitar, is a live radio broadcast from 1993. The set-list, shows the band, and Weasel always needed strong back-up, leaning heavily on the then-new album Wiggle (on Lookout Records - more HERE) and giving those songs an edge that was missing in the recording studio.
2 I'm not in love
3 Second Floor East
4 One Step Beyond
5 Jenny's Got A Problem With Her Uterus
6 Achtung (Authority cover)
7 Automatic Rejector
8 Joanie Loves Johnny
10 27 Things I Wanna Do To You
11 Slow Motion
12 The Girl Next Door
13 Sad Little Girl
14 Ain't Got No Sense
15 Cindy's On Methadone
16 Danny Is A Wimp
17 Murder In The Brady House
18 Crying In My Beer / Interview
So do you care less about this Ben Weasel fracas? Is it old news or an open wound? Does it change your view of Screeching Weasel, the band? Do we need another post to talk more about the MUSIC? Let us know in the COMMENTS section (which is where you'll find Live on WZRD).