Dag Nasty – “Wig Out at Denko’s” LP
The second Dag Nasty came out in 1987, a year after their debut vinyl release Can I Say. Breaking free from the trappings of early 80s hardcore-punk… but not quite, it’s still a punk recording, with plenty of punch and speed, still blessed with Brian Baker’s super inventive, and memorable guitar riffing. Also featuring new vocalist Peter Cortner, with a delivery that is as much sung as shouted. As a youth I came to this album first, and for that reason, I have always prefered it over the highly revered Can I Say. The time is right to reassess Wig Out At Dekno’s. It’s very likely that you may be pleasantly suprised (remember, this is the same Dag Nasty line-up that gave us “All Ages Show”).