For those who weren’t around, back in the early/mid 90s, Lookout Records was the biggest name in pop punk. They put out records by a ton of legendary bands like Screeching Weasel, The Queers, Operation Ivy, and of course Green Day. Many (if not most) of those albums were produced by an Italian immigrant named Mass Giorgini at his studio in the unlikely location of Lafayette, Indiana- you can think of him as the Joey Sturgis of 90s pop punk. In addition to producing a zillion brilliant records, Mass and his brother were in a little band called Squirtgun.
“Long So Long,” from their first album
“So Cool,” from the second LP
Squirtgun kind of flew under the radar, most likely because they rarely toured, but I loved both of their records. I can’t say there is anything super unique about them, but if you’re looking for solid 90s pop punk, you won’t go wrong by jamming some Squirtgun. I prefer the first album by a small margin, but they both have some great songs- you might remember “Social” from the movie “Clerks” (h8 u Kevin Smith).
I’m curious: for anyone reading who is under 25ish, what do you think of this? Does it sound super dated and shitty, or does it hold up today?? I can’t tell haha.