Pegboy – “Strong Reaction” LP
Formed in 1990 by Larry Damore (Bhopal Stiffs), John Haggerty (Naked Raygun), Steve Saylors (Bhopal Stiffs), and Joe Haggerty (Effigies) in 1990. The first of three albums released by these Chicago punk legends – they’re all worth owning, and the 12″s too (Fore is especially great, not least for having Steve Albini guesting on bass guitar), but Strong Reaction, (released in 1991), by my reckoning, is the one that is universally favoured and cherished the most. As a Pegboy recording it contains their biggest, most anthemic tunes, the best and chunkiest riffs, and the ballsier studio production. Classic is writ large all over it.