SCREECHING WEASEL: First World Manifesto: CD

If you’re hip to these mammals, you know the deal. As with previous releases, the order of the day is Ramones-inspired pop punk heavy on the hooks and a wee bit more sophistication than the zillions of Xerox clones that have followed in their wake. It’s also no surprise that there’s been some personnel overlap between these guys and fellow heavyweights in the genre, The Queers, as they both make the most of the same patch of dirt, with Screeching Weasel maybe resorting to use of the word “fuck” a bit less. Can’t say I’ve ever been much of a fan, and this doesn’t change that much, but there are literally thousands of bands doing the same thing with less satisfying results.

 –Adrian Salas (Fat Wreck Chords)