The Rock City archives: 2012

Lagwagon, Rescue Rooms

  • Saturday 30th June 2012
  • Supported by: Useless ID, Gone and Lost It
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Lagwagon are an American punk rock band originally from Goleta, just outside Santa Barbara, California. They formed in 1990 and went on hiatus and reunited several times over the years. Their name comes from the band's tour van, which can be seen on the back cover of their 1994 second album Trashed.

The band has 10 releases through Fat Wreck Chords: seven studio albums, one EP, one live album and a collection of B-sides, compilation tracks and demos. In 2011 they released a box set called 'Putting Music In It's Place' which featured remastered versions of Duh, Trashed, Hoss, Double Plaidinum, and Let's Talk About Feelings, as well as a Live DVD and extra b-sides and alternate song versions.

Lagwagon has never had, nor have they seemed to pursue, strong mainstream success, but they do have a devoted underground following in the USA, Europe and even Asia. Their moderate success reflected a growing interest in punk rock during the 1990s, along with fellow California bands Rancid, Green Day and The Offspring. Unlike these bands, however, Lagwagon has never been signed to a major label.

Check out their website - Lagwagon

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