Screeching Weasel is one of the most important bands in the history of punk rock, while not nearly close to pioneers like the Ramones, The Clash, The Sex Pistols or their contemporaries or influences they have definitely been important. Ben Foster or Ben Weasel as he is more known as has been a very recognizable figure in punk. Screeching Weasel is from the second wave of pop-punk, which was inspired by The Ramones... and The Ramones. Maybe some Ramones in there, too but I don't know. Screeching Weasel alongside the Vindictives and the Vandals are iconic. Also fun. Did I mention fun?
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I think Screeching Weasel, despite their bitter sarcastic lyrics could fit pretty well into Rock Band. Do you agree? Here's a few samples:
DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible if you click these links and are offended. That's what Screeching Weasel loves to do. They are sometimes profane. Thank you. The bottom two links are quite profane in addition to this and I'd only suggest songs like Cool Kids for Rock Band. But I do love their profane stuff.
I Wanna Be a Homosexual
I Hate Led Zeppelin