|Studio album by Pezz (Billy Talent)|
|Released|| July 23, 1999|
|Recorded||1999 in Mississauga, Ontario|
|Producer||Brad "Merlin" Nelson|
|Pezz (Billy Talent) chronology|
Watoosh! is the only studio album released in 1999 from the Canadian band Pezz before the band changed the name to Billy Talent. Pezz had changed their band name in 1999 after an American band with the same name threatened to sue them. The album was re-released in 2005 through Atlantic Records.
Billy Talent is a Canadian rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with Benjamin Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D'Sa on guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk. There have been no lineup changes, although Aaron is currently taking a hiatus from the band due to an MS relapse, and Jordan Hastings from Alexisonfire, Cunter and Say Yes is currently filling in for him. In the 25 years since their inception, Billy Talent sold well over one million albums in Canada alone and nearly 3 million albums internationally.
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All tracks written by Pezz except where noted.
|1.||"M & M"||4:15|
|4.||"Mother's Native Instrument"||4:55|
|5.||"Bird in the Basement"||3:44|
|7.||"When I Was a Little Girl"||2:04|
|8.||"Warmth of Windows"||3:03|
|9.||"Square Root of Me"||3:57|
|17.||"New Orleans Is Sinking" (The Tragically Hip cover)||1:14|
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