Weird Paul Petroskey is one good lookin’ S.O.B. But, more importantly, he writes the damn catchiest songs. Paul began releasing his own cassettes in the late 80’s. In 1991, Homestead Records released “Lo Fidelity, Hi Anxiety”. Since then, Paul is back to recording albums of fun indie-pop/punk, including his latest (and 28th), STILL GOING STRONG. Currently, having written or co-written over 700 songs, Paul has over 20 albums worth of music available for purchase (see www.weirdpaul.com).
2012 was the 25th anniversary of the release of Paul’s first album, IN CASE OF FIRE THROW THIS IN. To commemorate, Thick Syrup Records released the CD retrospective WEIRD PAUL: 25 LO-FI YEARS, featuring Jad & David Fair of Half Japanese.
On APRIL 21, 2006, the hour-long documentary “Weird Paul, A Lo Fidelity Documentary” – by Chicago filmmaker Stacey Goldschmidt – showed at the Harris Theater in downtown Pittsburgh. It has since played at the Chicago Underground Film Festival and in Leeds, England at the Leeds International Film Festival. It features interviews with Lou Barlow, Calvin Johnson, John S. Hall, Britt Daniel (Spoon), Mr. HCI (Happy Flowers) and more. The film is now available on DVD.