Release Date: Mar 15, 2011
Record label: Fat Wreck Chords
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Punk/New Wave, Hardcore Punk
First World Manifesto is Screeching Weasel’s first outing since 2000’s Teen Punks in Heat, and it finds veteran punk frontman Ben Weasel in a rebuilding period. After several tumultuous years of legal disputes over record rights, his right-hand guitarist John Jughead was replaced. As the last remaining original member of the group, Weasel took a handful of tunes that were written in the time off and reshaped them with the help of Dan Vapid (who has been in and out of the band since 1989) and some new bandmates, guitarist Drew Fredrichsen, drummer Adam Cargin, and bassist Justin Perkins.