Released on April 10, 2012
Vinyl includes MP3 download card
Vinyl LP pressing. Collection of never before issued 1977-78 recordings from the Lawndale, California punks. 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 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.