Sunday, 11 March 2018

PENNYWISE - s/t LP 1991

Today is runoff election and I will immediately cast my vote after this post. It follows a band I only knew by name so far and I'm really excited about this brilliant album. Fourteen fantastic missiles were recorded and their sound pushes me up and makes me forget everything else, no wonder the album quickly circulated throughout the punk community, earning the band some nationwide recognition. Lyrics in the album endorsed a positive mental attitude. Formed 1988 in Hermosa Beach/California by vocalist Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, bassist Jason Thirsk and drummer Byron McMackin, Pennywise linked with Epitaph Records for their eponymous (in all areas) 1991 debut. Willfully taking their sound in a direction counter to the burgeoning grunge movement, the group helped to define the emerging West Coast punk scene. A real highlight of the 90s!

- Special Thx to Fredrik -


  1. Thanks to you and Fredrik for this gem. Have a nice week, dear friends

  2. Never a big fan, but do think the first 2 albums are some of the best for the early/mid 90s American punk scene. Got to see them live once in 1994 :)