Wednesday, December 28, 2011
SCREECHING WEASEL / First World Manifesto 
Some 25 years into their career, pop-punkers Screeching Weasel are just as snotty as ever and still capable at holding an inane grudge.
First World Manifesto is Weasel's 12 album and it seems not a single thing has changed since their first record. The production is a little cleaner and the songwriting is a little tighter, but whiny Ramones-esque Ben Weasel refuses to change for anybody. He takes jabs at everything from well-known fellow pop-punkers, to his own fans and even the punk rock scene he is very much a part of. Some tired subject matter but SW keeps it addictive with catchy melodies and head-bopping anthems.
It's an all right Weasel record but not really anything special to anybody that didn't grow up with them.
3 pokes at Fat Mike out of 5
Songs Of Note: Frankengirl; Dry Is The Desert