Lagwagon is an American punk rock band originally based in the small town of Goleta, located just outside Santa Barbara, California. They are widely regarded within punk rock circles as one of the most underrated and hard-working bands of all time. The name "Lagwagon" is derived from an old tour van of the band's, which can been seen on the reverse of the Trashed album. The band has 10 releases through Fat Wreck Chords: seven studio albums, one EP, one live album and collection of B-sides, compilation tracks and demos (with some new songs). Lead singer Joey Cape is also in the punk rock cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, the Playing Favorites, and the now defunct Bad Astronaut.

The band went on hiatus around 2000 and reunited in 2002 with a come back album Blaze, which was released in the following year. The group insists that they never broke up, merely taking a brief hiatus with plans to record again. In 2004, Joey released a split acoustic album together with No Use for a Name vocalist Tony Sly, which features acoustic versions of songs by both bands. Their latest album, entitled Resolve, was released on the 1st of November 2005 and is a homage to the life of Derrick Plourde, original drummer for Lagwagon and Bad Astronaut.

Despite earlier reports that Lagwagon would begin work on their next studio album, the band has announced plans to tour Europe in the summer of 2008. Frontman Joey Cape has also been busy working on his first solo album. According to posts on the message board of Lagwagon's official website, it is unlikely that they will record a new album this year, partly due to Cape's solo commitments.

On June 5th, 2008, it was reported in a blog on Fat Wreck Chords' MySpace page that Lagwagon was in the studio putting the finishing touches on their new EP, I Think My Older Brother Used to Listen to Lagwagon. The record was released on August 19th, 2008.

Current members

Former members


Studio albums

Year Title Label Format Other information
1992 Duh Fat Wreck Chords CD/LP Debut album
1994 Trashed Fat Wreck Chords CD/LP
1995 Hoss Fat Wreck Chords CD/LP Last album recorded with guitarist Shawn Dewey and drummer Derrick Plourde.
1997 Double Plaidinum Fat Wreck Chords CD/LP First album recorded with drummer Dave Raun. Only album to feature guitarist Ken Stringfellow
1998 Let's Talk About Feelings Fat Wreck Chords CD/LP Last album before going on hiatus, First album recorded with guitarist Chris Rest
2003 Blaze Fat Wreck Chords CD/LP First studio album since the hiatus.
2005 Resolve Fat Wreck Chords CD/LP This album is a homage to the original Lagwagon drummer Derrick Plourde.

Singles & EPs

Year Title Label Format Other information
1992 Tragic Vision b/w Angry Days Fat Wreck Chords 7"
1994 ''Brown Eyed Girl Hard Records 7" Split single with Jughead's Revenge
2000 A Feedbag of Truckstop Poetry Fat Wreck Chords 7"
2008 I Think My Older Brother Used to Listen to Lagwagon Fat Wreck Chords CD/EP Released on August 19, 2008

Other releases

Year Title Label Format Other information
2000 Let's Talk About Leftovers My Records / Fat Wreck Chords CD/LP Compilation of rare and previously unreleased tracks.
2005 Live in a Dive Fat Wreck Chords CD/LP Live album

Lagwagon has also featured on several compilations such as Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2.


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