Call of the Weasel Clan

Call of the Weasel Clan

Album infobox
Name = Call of the Weasel Clan
Type = Album
Artist = Lightyear

Background = Orange
Released = October 10th, 2001
Recorded = August 31st to September 7th, 2001
Genre = Ska punk
Length =
Label = Household Name Records HAUS044
Producer =
Reviews =

  • [ Punktastic] (4/5) [ link]

Last album = "Just Another Demonstration" (2000)
This album = "Call of the Weasel Clan" (2001)
Next album = "Chris Gentlemens Hairdresser and Railway Book Shop" (2003) |

"Call of the Weasel Clan" is the debut album of UK ska punk band Lightyear, who originate from Derby, it features a blend of ska, pop punk, hardcore and reggae styles. It was released on October 10th 2001 by Household Name Records and has received critical acclaim from the likes of "Kerrang!", who have described Lightyear as: 'pure ska like Sick of it All play hardcore, and it's as authentic as the Bosstones, as English as the Specials, and as entertaining as Less than Jake'.

Several tracks include samples from various sources, including a quote from satirical TV series Brass Eye on "Shatner's Bassoon" and the following excerpt from Police Squad featuring Dick Clark in the introduction to "A Pack Of Dogs":

'Johnny, uh, some kids on the show yesterday mentioned a new kind of music – Ska. Youknow anything about it?' 'Nothing but a modern off-shoot of Reggae, updated white rock influences...definitelyupbeat. It'll never become really popular, because even though they’ve made the backbeatmore conventional, it’s still too exotic for mass acceptance.' []

Track listing

#"Tread Lightly Speak Dearly"
#"Three Basics"
#"Bye Rights"
#"They Left Today"
#"Bomb Ibiza"
#"Pre-Teen Propaganda"
#"Shatner's Bassoon"
#"George, My Shit"
#"Positive Outlook"
#"A Pack Of Dogs"

This albums' name and cover was taken from a Native American painter named Ushel Taylor, who was not given credit. "Most tribes have clans. When they meet they have a good time dancing, feasting, and visiting with old friends. It's a good time to dress up and show off their outfits. In this painting, I thought it would be fun to reverse the clan."


*Chas Palmer-Williams - Vocals
*Neil Draycott - Trumpet, Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
*Richard 'Bars' Barling - Bass Guitar and Vocals
*Neil 'Nelb' Cowie - Guitar
*Ben Ashton - Tenor Saxophone
*Jim Harrison - Drums
*Mark Wood - Trumpet

External links

* [ Household Name Records' profile of Call of the Weasel Clan]

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