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Skag Heaven
Squirrel Bait
Skag Heaven
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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Who knows what would have happened if Squirrel Bait had remained together after the release of their second (and last) album, Skag Heaven? Perhaps today they'd be recognized by more than the handful of indie-rock junkies ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Squirrel Bait
Title: Skag Heaven
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Drag City
Release Date: 1/27/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078148410326, 781484010326, 078148410319

Synopsis

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Who knows what would have happened if Squirrel Bait had remained together after the release of their second (and last) album, Skag Heaven? Perhaps today they'd be recognized by more than the handful of indie-rock junkies who were pleasantly blind-sided by them in the mid-'80s. Fortunately for the rest of you, the band's entire recorded portfolio is available on this one magnificent CD--and it's worth a listen. These five unlikely lads from Louisville, Kentucky, codified what was great and magical about independent record making: true one-hit wonders. Peter Searcy's tortured, strained vocals spew teen angst against a rush of buzzsaw guitars and Ben Daughtrey's incredible drumming. The soaring, incendiary "Sun God" is amazing. --Mike Corrigan
 

CD Reviews

Friend of the band
Andy Maier | Richmond, VA | 05/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Argueably the sound that would become grunge was born not in Seattle but in Louisville, KY by Squirrel Bait. This band was once quoted as Bob Mould's favorite in Rolling Stone. The raw energy is unsurpassed in any album I've ever heard. This band was the NEW ROCK.I knew these guys well and helped setup shows (once with Husker Du). That aside the album rocks. One band member went on to Slint, one to Love Jones, one to Big Wheel, and two formed Bastro. The creativity found in this album (which includes the first self-entitled album) is extended by Slint and Bastro."
The Best Indie Release Ever
Paul M. Loughman | Delray Beach, FL USA | 08/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I hear what passes for "alternative", "grunge" or even "punk rock" these days, I can't help but feel sorry for all the kids just getting into the scene who will never know of the ONLY grunge band worth listening to, Squirrel Bait. After retiring all my old vinyl about 5 years ago, I was dismayed for an additional 3 years to find that neither of Squirrel Bait's LP's were in print in a CD format...until these reissues, of course. Ben Daughtrey is a drummer who can rival Neil Peart for out and out talent and the remaining four kids (because that's what they were) pulled together the two most intense aggressive rock LP's ever recorded. Without question."
Ahead of the curve
03/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Quite simply, the best band you've never heard. Aggressive, intelligent rock n' roll with the sub-par recording charm of a true indie record. If you like to expose your friends to bands they don't know, this is a great opportunity. I agree with a previous review in that their first EP is even better than Skag Heaven."