Winnebago Deal

Winnebago Deal are a British rock band from Oxford, England. They formed in the late 1990s at Bartholomew School in Eynsham, with Ben Perrier (vocals, guitar) and Ben Thomas (drums). Perrier and Thomas decided to perform as a duo after ejecting some early members.[1] Their sound has been compared to Queens of the Stone Age and the bands who recorded for Sub Pop Records.[1] Winnebago Deal generated strong support from many appearances at Oxford's Zodiac club, eventually supporting Fugazi at London's Forum.[2] Their first release was the EP Plata O Plomo in 2003.[1] They were nominated as Best British Newcomer at that year's Kerrang! awards.[3]

Winnebago Deal
OriginOxford, England
GenresHard rock, stoner rock, punk rock
Years active1999–present
LabelsFierce Panda, Double Dragon
MembersBen Perrier
Ben Thomas

The band then signed with Double Dragon Music, and recorded their debut album Dead Gone with producer Jack Endino.[1] The album was released in September 2004 and was positively reviewed by Drowned in Sound.[4] During this period, Perrier and Thomas toured with the band Mondo Generator (headed by Nick Oliveri), while also opening for Mondo Generator as Winnebago Deal.[5] Perrier and Thomas recorded some tracks for the Mondo Generator album Dead Planet but then left the project.[6]

The second Winnebago Deal album, Flight of the Raven, was released in 2006 with Endino again producing. This album was also reviewed positively by Drowned in Sound.[7] Their third album, Career Suicide, was released in 2010. In a review of the album, Rock Sound called Winnebago Deal "A ridiculously overlooked and consistently great band".[8]



  • Dead Gone (27 September 2004)
  • Flight of the Raven (10 July 2006)
  • Career Suicide (22 November 2010)


  • Plata O Plomo (24 March 2003)
  • George Dickel (5 April 2004)
  • Bail Out (19 April 2014)


  • "Manhunt" (11 August 2003)
  • "Takin' Care of Business" (split 7" with Nebula, 8 December 2003)
  • "Cobra" (13 September 2004)
  • "Did it, Done It, Doing It Again" (25 April 2005)
  • "Spider Bite" (17 July 2006)
  • "Reeper" (13 November 2006)



  1. ^ a b c d Prato, Greg. "Biography: Winnebago Deal". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Fugazi Live Series: London, England 11/02/02". Dischord Records. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Kerrang! awards 2003: The nominations". BBC. 6 August 2003. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ Annot, Michaela (22 October 2004). "Winnebago Deal: Dead Gone". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Winnebago Deal - The New Mondo Generator!". NME. 16 May 2005. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  6. ^ Prato, Greg (12 July 2006). "Oliveri Revs Up With Mondo Generator". Billboard. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  7. ^ Rauf, Raziq (5 July 2006). "Winnebago Deal: Flight of the Raven". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  8. ^ Walker, Jen (22 November 2010). "Winnebago Deal: Career Suicide". Rock Sound. Retrieved 12 February 2019.