Earwig (Pegboy album)

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Earwig
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Studio album by Pegboy
Released October 24, 1994
Recorded April 1994 at Blackbox Studios, Noyant-la-Gravoyère, France
Genre Punk rock
Length31:07
Label Quarterstick
Producer Iain Burgess
Pegboy chronology
Fore
(1993)
Earwig
(1994)
Cha Cha Damore
(1997)
Professional ratings
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Earwig is the second studio album by the punk rock band Pegboy. It was released in 1994 through Quarterstick Records.

Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in 1960s garage rock and other forms of what is now known as "proto-punk" music, punk rock bands rejected perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. They typically produced short, fast-paced songs with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self-produce recordings and distribute them through independent record labels and other informal channels.

Pegboy

Pegboy is an American punk band from Chicago, Illinois with a relatively large cult following. They were founded in 1990 by John Haggerty, along with his brother Joe Haggerty, Larry Damore (vocals/guitar), and Steve Saylors (bass). Both Damore and Saylors had been members of Chicago-based hardcore band Bhopal Stiffs, whose 1987 demo had been produced by John Haggerty. Pegboy's 1990 debut EP, "Three-Chord Monte", was also the first release by Quarterstick Records, an offshoot of Touch and Go Records. Steve Saylors dropped out in 1992 after job commitments prevented him from touring. Steve Albini, a longtime friend of the band, filled the bass slot on the "Fore" EP. Former Naked Raygun bassist Pierre Kezdy became the permanent bass player in 1994. After the reformation of Naked Raygun, Mike Thompson took over for Kezdy on bass.

Quarterstick Records is a sublabel of Touch and Go Records.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks written by Pegboy, except "Revolver" by Clint Conley.

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No.TitleLength
1."Line Up"2:34
2."Sinner Inside"2:26
3."Gordo"2:50
4."Side Show"3:13
5."Spaghetti Western"2:34
6."Revolver"4:09
7."You"2:56
8."Blister"2:30
9."Wages of Sin"2:48
10."Mr. Pink"2:05
11."Over the Hills"2:43
12."Louisiana"3:17

Personnel

Pegboy
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Iain Burgess British record producer

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References

  1. Foss, Richard. "Earwig". Allmusic. Retrieved February 10, 2013.