Pennywise

Pennywise is a skate punk rock band from Southern California. Although they did put out two EPs previously, they released their first full Self-Titled album in 1991. Pennywise was started by Jim Lindberg, Fletcher Dragge, Byron McMackin and Jason Thirsk. Soon after the band’s popularity surged when they released their third album About Time in 1995. But tragedy hit the group when Thirsk, who was struggling with alcoholism and depression, committed suicide.

Bassist Randy Bradbury took over bass duties full-time after that. And the band gained national attention when their album Full Circle came out, which features the popular song “Bro Hymn” which Thirsk originally wrote. The song was re-wrote and re-sang for the Full Circle album to honor Jason.

The Retro Artists (What We Play)

Pennywise Albums

  • Pennywise (Released in 1991)
  • Unknown Road (Released in 1993)
  • About Time (Released in 1995)
  • Full Circle (Released in 1997)
  • Straight Ahead (Released in 1999)
  • Land of the Free? (Released in 2001)
  • From the Ashes (Released in 2003)
  • The Fuse (Released in 2005)
  • Reason to Believe (Released in 2008)
  • All or Nothing (Released in 2012)
  • Yesterdays (Released in 2014)
  • Never Gonna Die (Released in 2018)

Pennywise Artwork

Pennywise Band Members

  • Jim Lindberg (Lead Singer & Founder)
  • Jason Thirsk (Bassist & Founder/Deseased)
  • Fletcher Dragge (Guitarist & Founder)
  • Byron McMackin (Drummer & Founder)
  • Randy Bradbury (Bassist)
  • Zoli Téglás (Former Lead Singer)

Pennywise Youtube Videos

More Pennywise Info

The Retro Artists

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