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4/5/2004

Skumbaag Returns!

Filed under:General — eric @ 3:03 am

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So in the last entry I mentioned in passing the phantasmagoric heavy metal vaudeville troupe that is Skumbaag. I haven’t seen them in nearly ten years, but back in the day of my New Mexico life, they were quite the spectacle. The first show of theirs I saw was rather subdued (for a Skumbaag show), but they did provide a laundry basket full of coffee-stained tighty-whities as props while they played their (then) new hit single “brown stripe”. Being the Techies that we were, we out-weirded the band by wearing the props on our head while we danced and sang along. (That earned us mentions in later interviews with the band.) Their grand Albuquerque shows were another thing altogether, and truly defy description. Each show was a unique event, and each combined the best of music, theater, perfomance art, and out-right wonderful weirdness.

Anyway, out of the blue I got an email from a fellow in Albuquerque who hosted a Skumbaag reunion show just a couple weeks ago. It seems band members have scattered across the continent, but they (almost) all returned to put on another show. I wish I’d have heard about it *before* it happened, not so I could have gone (not yet wealthy enough), but so I could have urged all those I know still in New Mexico to go.

It looks like it was another great show. There are pictures to prove it.