catalogue

SKABBS, THE

IDLE THREAT (JACKPOT RECORDS)

SKABBS, THE - IDLE THREAT 53596
format:
1 CD
release:
20.04.2012
label:
JACKPOT RECORDS
item ID:
53596
barcode:
0789397829028
Limited master-tape edition CD +++ Jackpot Records is proud to present "Idle Threat", a collection of never before issued recordings from 1977-78 Lawndale, California punks, The Skabbs.

In tandem with the birth of punk, these music obsessed nerds, bored and listless at the end of the 70's, became disenchanted with the increasingly plastic tendencies of modern music.

The Skabbs concocted some truly outsider sounds, melding jaggedDevo-esque rhythms with lightning-fast technical touches that predicted the Minutemen by a few years.

Sadly, the band was cut short in 1979 when songwriter and frontman, Steven Joseph Salazar dies at just 26 years old from a life-long heart condition.

In their grief, The Skabbs choose to disband burying Salazar's legacy of songs with their sorrow.In retrospect, The Skabbs steadily became a scene unto themselves, making a proto-punk sound guided by a mission to simply make music that sounded less gross than Foreigner.

With the exception of being recorded by SST producing genius Spot, The Skabbs were considered too weird for the art crowd and just terrified the hippies.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. IDLE THREAT
  • 1.2. LONG MAY SHE WAVE
  • 1.3. MY GOD LOOK AT THAT
  • 1.4. N-N-N-N-NERVOUS
  • 1.5. WE ARETHE SKABBS
  • 1.6. TURN ON THE VACUUM
  • 1.7. SPRAY PAINT
  • 1.8. IN A RUT OVER TUT
  • 1.9. 4TH OF JULY
  • 1.10. WHO KILLED THE KENNEDYS
  • 1.11. I'M NOT AVAILABLE
  • 1.12. YOU ARE THE HILLSIDE STRANGLER
  • 1.13. TERRY THE GIRL KICKER
  • 1.14. DON'T CARE NO MORE
  • 1.15. COMPLAININ' BOUT KANIN
  • 1.16. THIS IS THE AMERICAN WAY
  • 1.17. THEME FROM CINEMAN