Strong Reaction

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Strong Reaction
Pegboy - Strong Reaction.jpg
Studio album by Pegboy
Released September 15, 1991
Recorded June 1991 at Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, Illinois
Genre Punk rock
Length27:13
Label Quarterstick
Producer Iain Burgess
Pegboy chronology
Three-Chord Monte
(1990) Three-Chord Monte1990
Strong Reaction
(1991)
Fore
(1993) Fore1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Strong Reaction is the debut album of Pegboy, released on September 15, 1991 through Quarterstick Records.

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.

No.TitleLength
1."Strong Reaction"3:57
2."Still Uneasy"2:41
3."Not What I Want"2:31
4."What to Do"2:50
5."Locomotivelung"2:41
6."Superstar"2:24
7."Field of Darkness"2:58
8."Time Again"3:01
9."Believe"2:45
10."Hardlight"1:25
11."[untitled]"0:34
CD bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
12."Through My Fingers"4:03
13."My Youth"2:43
14."Fade Away"3:34
15."Method"3:45

Personnel

Pegboy
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Joe Haggerty is the drummer for Pegboy and is known for his dense, energetic, relentless and varied drumming style. In the mid-1980s he was the drummer for the Chicago punk band Bloodsport. In 1987, three of the members of Bloodsport, including Haggerty, went on to join a re-formed version of the Effigies. When the Effigies folded in 1990, Haggerty became a founding member of Pegboy, along with his brother John Haggerty.

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Iain Burgess British record producer

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References

  1. Foss, Richard. "Strong Reaction". Allmusic. Retrieved February 10, 2013.