This is one of at least three indie rock bands utilizing the name Screwface since the mid-'90s, none of which should be confused with the Miami rap artist of the same name. Some five guitarists were credited on the self-titled Screwface album on the Start label, first issued in 1996, the harbinger of a rave-up. A different Screwface began performing and recording a few years later in Manhattan. Inspiration for this admittedly charming name comes from, alternatively, the Bob Marley song entitled "Screwface," the drug kingpin villain in the film Marked for Death, and possibly even '60s rock legend Jimmy Carl Black's habit of referring to his first wife as "old screwface" in interviews.
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