Pegboy Strong Reaction on LP + Download
Founding Naked Raygun member John Haggerty left the band around 1990 due to the their inactivity. He recruited his brother Joe to play drums, and along with former Bhopal Stiffs members Larry Damore and Steve Saylors, Pegboy was formed. They debuted the same year with an EP, and followed up with a full-length a year later. The band released three full lengths of genre defining melodic post-hardcore before mostly disbanding in 2000.
"Like its monochrome, text-only cover, Strong Reaction is stark, utilitarian, and chiseled to the bone...People like to pretend punk died sometime in the '70s or '80s, but it wasn't until 1991 and Strong Reaction that the genre produced an album that utterly lives up to its founding principles: Simple, honest, unpretentious, working-class – the epitome of meat-and-potatoes rock." - Jason Heller, Onion AV Club