The Wesley Willis Fiasco was a punk rock band in Wicker Park, Chicago, Illinois. The band featured Wesley Willis on vocals, Pat Barnard on lead guitar, Dale Meiners on guitar and bass. Dale Meiners previously played guitar Billy Corgan's pre-Smashing Pumpkins band, the Marked. In 1992 Willis began writing songs, and soon after, Meiners took Willis into his studio to record them. After many drummer changes, Meiners, Barnard and Willis formed the Wesley Willis Fiasco with Dave Nooks on bass and Brendan Murphy on drums.