Dave Klein (Screeching Weasel) joins Black Flag

According to a Facebook update on the Screeching Weasel page, bassist Dave Klein has left Screeching Weasel after being invited to join Black Flag. Here’s what Ben Weasel had to say:

“It’s my sad duty to report that Dave Klein has left the Screeching Weasel fold. Normally when one departs the rolling hills and verdant meadows of Weasel Acres, whether voluntarily or with my assistance, the pastures on the other side are distinctly brown, but in this case our man hit the jackpot. To wit: Black Flag came calling, and he answered the bell. And who can blame him? When Black Flag says they want to hire you, you suit up, give notice to the circus, and report for duty. You think I wouldn’t ditch this sideshow and start stocking up on black satin shorts and hitting the Nautilus if I got the call? Think again, chum.

I plan to work with Dave again in the future on at least one of the many recording projects (or ridiculous, cost-prohibitive ideas that will likely never come to fruition, if you prefer) currently on the back burner, but for now, I’d be a pretty poor excuse for a head honcho if I didn’t give his shoulders an encouraging squeeze and say “Spread your wings and fly, little bird!” Dave is a stand-up, bad-ass mofo and he plays the bass guitar good too. There’s no question he’ll kick ass and take names. 

We salute you Dave Klein, we thank you for your service, and we urge you to remind your new employers that they are now forever linked with Screeching Weasel and THERE IS NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT. 

PS – The position has been filled. Please don’t ask me if you can be in Screeching Weasel. No you may not.” 

No word has been given from the Black Flag camp yet.

Klein’s last release with Screeching Weasel was the Carnival of Schadenfreude EP in 2011 on Recess Records.

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