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Idle Threat

Skabbs

Idle Threat

Jackpot
LP $15.50

04/10/2012 789397829011 

JPR 020 


CD $12.25

04/10/2012 789397829028 

JPR 020 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 ‘70s, became disenchanted with the increasingly plastic tendencies of modern music. The Skabbs concocted some truly outsider sounds, melding jagged Devo-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. Limited Master Tape Edition CD with band history and photographs. Limited Vinyl LP includes a download. (STREET DATE - 4/10/2012)

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