Pegboy

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Pegboy is an American punk band from Chicago, Illinois with a relatively large cult following. They were founded in 1990 by John Haggerty (ex-guitarist for Naked Raygun), along with his brother Joe Haggerty (drums, formerly of The Effigies), Larry Damore (vocals/guitar), and Steve Saylors (bass). Both Damore and Saylors had been members of Chicago-based hardcore band Bhopal Stiffs, whose 1987 demo had been produced by John Haggerty. Pegboy's 1990 debut EP, "Three-Chord Monte", was also the first release by Quarterstick Records, an off shoot of Touch and Go Records. Steve Saylors dropped out in 1992 after job commitments prevented him from touring. Steve Albini, a longtime friend of the band, filled the bass slot on the "Fore" EP. Former Naked Raygun bassist Pierre Kezdy became the permanent bass player in 1994. After the reformation of Naked Raygun, Mike Thompson took over for Kezdy on bass.

Pegboy supposedly played a "farewell" show on New Year's Eve in 1999 but then denied that it was really a "farewell" show a few years later when they returned to live action.

Pegboy has been touring through the summer of 2009 with Face to Face (punk band) and Polar Bear Club.

Rise Against's Tim McIlrath, Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba, as well as Shai Hulud's Matt Fox are big Pegboy fans.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1991 Strong Reaction / Three-Chord Monte Pegboy 1
1994 Earwig Pegboy 1
1997 Cha-Cha Damore Pegboy 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 Live At the Metro Live Pegboy 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1991 Field of Darkness Pegboy 1
1996 Pegboy / Kepone Pegboy / Kepone 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Fore! Pegboy 1
Three Chord Monte Pegboy 1

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