Blue Murder & Bombshellzine Present
8:00pm, Wed 28th November, 2012
The Hi-Fi - Brisbane, QLD
ON SALE 9AM FRIDAY 24 AUGUST. Supported by THE SMITH STREET BAND. Playing a unique brand of speedy, highly technical pop-punk that made them one of the most influential punk bands of the 90’s. The first band ever signed to Fat Wreck Chords and the definitive act on the label, Lagwagon were pioneers in creating the now-famous ‘Fat Wreck sound’ with their speedy drums, guitar virtuosity and undeniable melodies.
They've influenced hundreds of thousands of kids, been around the world more times than Ferdinand Magellan and twisted and redefined themselves over the course of a career that spans almost twenty-five years. Now, Fat Wreck Chords has decided to take Lagwagon's five classic full lengths from the 90's, (92's Duh, 94's Trashed, 95's Hoss, 97's Double Plaidinum and 98's Let's Talk About Feelings) and give them the truly classy update they deserve.
Get stoked, because on November 22, Lagwagon is releasing five of the coolest gifts a band has ever given their fans. These 5 reissues are destined to redefine what constitutes a truly awesome redux.
Here's how it came to be: When the time came for Fat Mike to honor the legacy of one of the most long running and influential bands on his label, Lagwagon front man Joey Cape straight up rejected the idea of a greatest hits collection based on the very simple premise that there's so much more to a band's legacy than their hits. All a greatest hits collection does is make it the only place future generations will ever go to find out about a band. Joey and the boys instead decided to go the opposite route and really expose the evolution of Lagwagon by sprucing up and expanding their classic records, digging through their basements and old friends' closets, and compiling all the unreleased songs, b-sides and demos and packaging them with each corresponding album.
Over the course of the five records, we're talking about 34 previously unreleased tracks, and these aren't just crappy boombox demos, either. Many of these bonus tracks are among Lagwagon's finest songs, awesome tunes from those original recording sessions that have been lost until now.
Lagwagon is gonna be touring again on these reissues, getting 'back on the wagon' so to speak (heyo!). Lagwagon will be touring the world beginning early 2012, so don't miss 'em when they hit your town. With 141 songs (!) being polished up and set loose on the world, expect some real dusties alongside all your favorites as they will only be playing the classics.