In the mid 90's, Knoxville, Tennessee, a scant 90 minutes away from where I live, was a hotbed of punk rock bands. There were The Malignmen, who's first 7" was posted here, there was K.P.D. (and if anyone out there has any of their recordings, if there are any, please let me know!!), and there were these guys, probably my favorite of the bunch, even though I never got to see them while they were around, and only upon moving to Knoxville in 2000 did I hear this record. This record is something I've wanted to add to the Northeast Tennessee Punk And Metal Archives since I decided to start archiving the shit in the first place. What we have here is 18 sloppy yet fun punk songs in 28 minutes, including a cover of The Dicks' "Hate The Police". I would almost venture that The Dicks were one of the major inspirations for this band, as they use the same guitar sound, that jangly sound that we all love. The cover was from a Calvin Klein ad that got C.K. in a lot of trouble, apparently...and my guess at the hand scrawled "FUCK K.P.D." at the top of the cover is that it's not only a jab at the Knoxville Police Department but also the band of the same name. I could be wrong on that last count.
I recommend this HIGHLY, as to my knowledge The Skudz were the only band from this region that actually released an LP. They also released a 7" entitled "Kill Whitey" and I will be putting that up soon also. But for now, enjoy this slice of mid 90's Northeast Tennessee punk fucking rock! And if there's anyone from The Skudz who comes across this, I hope that your glad to see someone cared enough about this record to try to preserve it and spread it around, because it is fucking great, and more people (from Tennessee or not) need to hear it, and I hope that you drop me a line!
Once again, this was converted from a tape of the LP, so the sound quality might not be the best, but it's fucking punk rock, so who cares?