Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Winepress: Complete Recordings



Winepress were a Chicago pop-punk band, who's catchy, fun and bratty songs bore a strong Screeching Weasel (more HERE) influence. Of course without Mr. Weasel's belligerence and with an upbeat Happy Days-ish lyrical outlook, another point of comparison might be their slightly-more well-known contemporaries, Weston. The band only released two singles and a split e.p. with The Fighters before breaking up, leaving a now out-of-print compilation called Complete Recordings on Harmless Records (home of the band Walker - see HERE) to remember them by.





This post is the product of a request by a reader and a upload from an anonymous donor.





Let us know what you think of Winepress and the bands that Screeching Weasel influenced in the COMMENTS section (where you'll find the Complete Recordings link).



13 comments:

  1. Let us know what you think of Winepress and the bands that Screeching Weasel influenced...

    http://www.mediafire.com/?s9l16dvucg5hr8e

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  2. thanks for this. i always enjoyed the EPs, and now it's nice to have the digital rip. it's worth noting that the Mushuganas (famously?) covered the Winepress song "Disappointed," and it was a staple of their live set. Ryan from Winepress was their drummer, so i'm sure that had something to do with it.

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  3. So weird...I was listening to a track from this on my way back from NYC today, and thought, "I ought to see if any of my friends have this." MRML: we're likethis in the brain! Thanks!

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    1. Glad to be part of your brain (Don't we all need need all the help we can these days!)

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  4. Fucking awesome! Thanks for the upload....I have been wanting to hear this forever. I am downloading it as we speak.

    I concur that the Mushugana's cover of Disappointed is pretty rad.

    Thanks again.


    Nick

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    1. Glad you dig the Winepress - the reaction t this post far surpassed my expectations!

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  5. awww yeah... if you're going to go down the Mushuganas road here... i might request their first demo tape, or the fake "live" album (of which one cut appeared on the "Lows in the Mid 90s" collection). those are rarities i've never come across.

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    1. I'll check what's in print at some point.

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  6. And Stay Awhile was covered by the Parasites...

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    1. Dave Parasite's love of finding great songs by his contemporaries (especially the younger one) is one of his most admirable traits

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  7. Any chance you can upload the file again? I just found their 7" in my collection and would love to have it digitally. Cheers.

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  8. I just was directed to this post, but sadly the tracks are unavailable. Any chance they can be re-uploaded?

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