Matweeds Recordings – Albums and Singles

Matweeds album out now

Matweeds – Hooligans In The Vestibule

CD Now Available! at Rum Bar Records

Full album CD from the Legendary Fort Apache Studio sessions. Released on March 17, 2023 and available on all popular streaming services.

In 1987 rising from the ashes of The Dogmatics and Stranglehold. Jerry Lehane and Jim Keough inspired by the Faces, and the Mick Taylor Stones they would put together the boozy, bluesy, rocking punk orchestra, MATWEEDS.

The band consisted of Dave Collins (X-DYS) on drums, Dave Fredette (Titanics,Uppercrust) on lead guitar, Richie McKenzie Hughes (Stranglehold, The Oysters) Frank Schact (Last Stand) on bass, Nate Bowditch (The Cheapskates, Mission Impossible) on Sax, John Goetchius (Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dogmatics, Cherry Picking Daddies). Contributing to their live shows you had Chris Doherty (Gang Green), Mike County (The Outlets), Chris Erikson, Charlie McAndy, Dana Colley, Malachi Connolly. The Matweeds would proceed to blow the roof off every Northeast club opening up for the likes of The Ramones, SLF, and their pals the Neats. At the urging of their manager Jive King, the Matweeds would record at the legendary Fort Apache in Roxbury under the expert guidance of Paul Koldrie and Sean Slade. What we have here are the never released recordings.


  1. Stay
  2. I Can Feel the Fire
  3. Devil’s Knocking
  4. Fear and Whiskey
  5. Your Love Is Worn
  6. What’s Your Name
  7. Kiss

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