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About Human Skab

Human Skab was a 10-year old singer from Elma, Washington. "Stay Thirsty" and "Thunderhips and Saddlebags" are two of a half-dozen or so cassettes recorded by the soccer player during the mid-late 1980s and injected into the underground postal network of cassette traders, zine scribes, DJs, and freak seekers. In a way, this is Skab's response to He-Man, the smoldering cold war, living near the abandoned Satsop Nuclear Plant, and heavy metal (the title has gotta be response to Twisted Sister's classic Stay Hungry LP!). Rumors maintain Human Skab opened for David Thomas at the Capitol Theatre in Olympia, Washington before focusing on baseball card collecting and growin out his mohawk. As Bruce Pavitt wrote in the 1986 Sub Pop zine: the Skab zips around the living room shooting toy guns. He hits the family piano with his fists. He tries real hard to play guitar. He makes up songs about terrorism and radiation and throwing rocks at windows. Cool! Now, 23 years later this is the first time any of the Skab's rare recordings have been reissued or even made available outside of dusty, personal collections. You can't find this stuff on blogs. Family Vineyard will follow up this ultra-limited 105 edition LP of "Stay Thirsty" (formerly, "Scabby Nanny") with a full-length CD reissue of the stunning and epic Thunder Hips and Saddle Bags, expanded with a bonus radio interview from the time, in late 2009. C'mon, baby mohawk! "Well, there's this 10-year old singer from Elma, Washington. He's really cool. His mom calls him Travis but his real name is Human Skab. Picture this: the Skab zips around the living room shooting toy guns. He hits the family piano with his fists. He tries real hard to play guitar. He makes up songs about terrorism and radiation and throwing rocks at windows. Cool!" -- Bruce Pavitt, Sub Pop Zine 1986 "If Captain Beefheart were ten years old, this is what he'd probably sound like" -- Spin March 1986 "Human Skab is a ten-year old boy who plays African music with buckets and spoons. He story sings about his life and the things he sees. His musical influences are big time wrestling, He-man cartoons, and Moltey Crue." -- KAOS Radio magazine, Olympia, WA, 1986 "I can not stress enough the levity of the situation we have uncovered here. Music, as we know it, has been totally disassembled and reconstructed into a more unique and meaningful artform. I'm talking big, bigger than life, transformations in the music scene. A sheer cacophony of undeniable brillance. "This is the best music I have ever heard," you would say ... and you would be right." -- Beef zine Spring 1987 "This 10 year old kid knows how to punk rock real good, breath taking like a screaming demon, throwing rocks at windows, killing all the communists, things that you wouldn't normally try yourself. Something you leave to the experts. -- Sound Choice July 1987 " ... total honesty and unpretentiousness: a total cacophony of wicked, humorous observations that don't pretend. Pretty powerful stuff from a ten year old who is leaps and bounds ahead of other artists older and more experienced." -- Factsheet Five winter 1987 "I'm not doin' this for the money. I'm on a mission. I have a message for the world. It's not just playin' guitars good that is important. It's all the things that you do." -- Human Skab, interview 1986 Human Skab was a 10-year old singer from Elma, Washington.
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Genres:
Mind Melt
Hometown:
Elma, Washington

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About Human Skab

Human Skab was a 10-year old singer from Elma, Washington. "Stay Thirsty" and "Thunderhips and Saddlebags" are two of a half-dozen or so cassettes recorded by the soccer player during the mid-late 1980s and injected into the underground postal network of cassette traders, zine scribes, DJs, and freak seekers. In a way, this is Skab's response to He-Man, the smoldering cold war, living near the abandoned Satsop Nuclear Plant, and heavy metal (the title has gotta be response to Twisted Sister's classic Stay Hungry LP!). Rumors maintain Human Skab opened for David Thomas at the Capitol Theatre in Olympia, Washington before focusing on baseball card collecting and growin out his mohawk. As Bruce Pavitt wrote in the 1986 Sub Pop zine: the Skab zips around the living room shooting toy guns. He hits the family piano with his fists. He tries real hard to play guitar. He makes up songs about terrorism and radiation and throwing rocks at windows. Cool! Now, 23 years later this is the first time any of the Skab's rare recordings have been reissued or even made available outside of dusty, personal collections. You can't find this stuff on blogs. Family Vineyard will follow up this ultra-limited 105 edition LP of "Stay Thirsty" (formerly, "Scabby Nanny") with a full-length CD reissue of the stunning and epic Thunder Hips and Saddle Bags, expanded with a bonus radio interview from the time, in late 2009. C'mon, baby mohawk! "Well, there's this 10-year old singer from Elma, Washington. He's really cool. His mom calls him Travis but his real name is Human Skab. Picture this: the Skab zips around the living room shooting toy guns. He hits the family piano with his fists. He tries real hard to play guitar. He makes up songs about terrorism and radiation and throwing rocks at windows. Cool!" -- Bruce Pavitt, Sub Pop Zine 1986 "If Captain Beefheart were ten years old, this is what he'd probably sound like" -- Spin March 1986 "Human Skab is a ten-year old boy who plays African music with buckets and spoons. He story sings about his life and the things he sees. His musical influences are big time wrestling, He-man cartoons, and Moltey Crue." -- KAOS Radio magazine, Olympia, WA, 1986 "I can not stress enough the levity of the situation we have uncovered here. Music, as we know it, has been totally disassembled and reconstructed into a more unique and meaningful artform. I'm talking big, bigger than life, transformations in the music scene. A sheer cacophony of undeniable brillance. "This is the best music I have ever heard," you would say ... and you would be right." -- Beef zine Spring 1987 "This 10 year old kid knows how to punk rock real good, breath taking like a screaming demon, throwing rocks at windows, killing all the communists, things that you wouldn't normally try yourself. Something you leave to the experts. -- Sound Choice July 1987 " ... total honesty and unpretentiousness: a total cacophony of wicked, humorous observations that don't pretend. Pretty powerful stuff from a ten year old who is leaps and bounds ahead of other artists older and more experienced." -- Factsheet Five winter 1987 "I'm not doin' this for the money. I'm on a mission. I have a message for the world. It's not just playin' guitars good that is important. It's all the things that you do." -- Human Skab, interview 1986 Human Skab was a 10-year old singer from Elma, Washington.
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Genres:
Mind Melt
Hometown:
Elma, Washington

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