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the Scabs

Belgian's band with the highest degree of "rock & roll". Started as a bunch of angry young men in 1982 and made a smashing knock on the door debut with a few singles ("So called friends / Frozen faces" and "There's nothing wrong / Beat me up"), a track on the album "No big business" ("Is this life?") and the mini-album "Here's to you Gang". The group was at the time most often compared with The Clash. The reward : a place at Torhout-Werchter, the biggest summer festival of Belgium. After a less well-received second album (produced by the producer of the Bollock Brothers Ian O'Higgi ...read more

Belgian's band with the highest degree of "rock & roll". Started as a bunch of angry young men in 1982 and made a smashing knock on the door debut with a few singles ("So called friends / Frozen faces" and "There's nothing wrong / Beat me up"), a track on the album "No big business" ("Is this life?") and the mini-album "Here's to you Gang". The group was at the time most often compared with The Clash. The reward : a place at Torhout-Werchter, the biggest summer festival of Belgium. After a less well-received second album (produced by the producer of the Bollock Brothers Ian O'Higgins) "For all the wolf calls", the group starts searching for a new direction. This is found on the album "Skintight" and in the person of Willy Willy - the Sir Keith of Richards of Belgian Rock music. Ironically the Scabs find their way to a much broader audience with the muted singles "Stay", "Halfway home" and the beautiful "Crystal Eyes". The albums however contain loud rocking music. "Ballads are the only way to get some airplay", said Willy "A song like that can be used in more programs than a loud song. Call it compliance, without giving in." The next two records get a gold status even before their release and the hits keep coming : "Don't you know", "Robbin' the liquor store", "Nothing on my radio", "She's jivin'", "Hard times", "Hard to forget" ... and a whole bunch of brilliant other songs. This is the second golden period of the Scabs. In 1992, they finally get another place at Torhout-Werchter after the album "Jumping the tracks". After 1993, it somehow seems to get more difficult to get their act together on album. Their live-reputation however remains untainted, and is recorded for their offspring on the double live album "Live dog". The culmination of their shows is the Neil Young classic "Rockin' in the free world". « hide


LPs
Sunset over Wasteland
1995

4.3
2 Votes
Dog Days are Over
1993

3.3
2 Votes
Jumping the tracks
1991

4
1 Votes
Royalty in Exile
1990

4
2 Votes
Skintight
1987

3.3
2 Votes
Here's to you, gang! + For all the wolf calls
1983

3.5
1 Votes
Live Albums
Live Dog
1993

3.8
2 Votes
Compilations
Gangbang
1987

3.5
1 Votes

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