Maty’s Corner #19 Ben Weasel; He’s a Jerk, He’s a Hero!

Maty’s Corner #19 Ben Weasel; He’s a Jerk, He’s a Hero! Ben Weasel is one of most maligned, polarizing and interesting characters in the punk scene. He’s captained two defining bands, authored 2 books, is presently working on a musical and has effortlessly pissed off most of the “punk” scene. Gonna apologize in advance if I get anything wrong and do my best shed some light on a nasty rumor or two. Strap in and take a ride to the punk house. Ben’s first and most notable band Screeching Weasel started in 1987 in Prospect Heights Illinois and became a … Continue reading Maty’s Corner #19 Ben Weasel; He’s a Jerk, He’s a Hero!

Maty’s Corner #12 Keith Morris

Maty’s Corner #12 Keith Burned a Black Flag, Got a Midget Handjob, Won The Circle Jerk and Got OFF!                           This well known voice of our scene came screaming in 1976 as a co-founder of Black Flag.  Before all this though, he had gone to high school with Greg Ginn and Raymond (Pettibon) Ginn. Also worked in his dad’s bait shop with Bill Stevenson of Black Flag and ALL.  In ’76 Black Flag was known as Panic, thankfully that changed.  Keith’s time in Black Flag was short lived but did garner the seminal Nervous Breakdown Ep.  In ’79 he … Continue reading Maty’s Corner #12 Keith Morris