5.01.2008

Skinned Teen

One of those bands I don't remember hearing for the first time or how I got into them. I'm guessing that it was at the record store but I could be wrong. I enjoyed Huggy Bear quite a bit and a co-worker liked east bay punk so the thought of the Skinned Teen/Raooul release being played in the store is not difficult to imagine.

Skinned Teen were from London, and legend has it that they formed after a Huggy Bear/Bikini Kill show. You can hear those influences most on the track Punk Rockest which comes from their first 7" release. By the time that the Raooul split came out they had developed a bit more of their own sound. You can hear their growth on Ex-Boyfriend Beat from that split. They didn't have tons of releases but have remained one of those bands that I've never gotten tired of. After Skinned Teen called it a day one of the members went on to form a band called Petty Crime who were awesome! Used to have the 7" but don't think I do anymore. If you ever see it pick it up! Now I have no idea what any of them are doing. Shame!

Punk Rockest
Ex-Boyfriend Beat

6 comments:

Alex said...

Whoa! Skinned Teen were a great band in the London Riot Grrl scene. They never got their due really. Any chance of an up of the whole 7"? Karate hairdresser was a classic!

®™ said...

leave your e-mail (or e-mail me) and i will send you the other songs. have you heard chaps? they're a new band http://www.myspace.com/chapsbaps from england i LOVE.

izzy said...

Hello! I have a Skinned Teen update! - Layla from Skinned Teen moved to the US years ago and is now in (amongst others) the brilliant Modern Reveries with Vice Cooler from XBXRX (you can find them on myspace). She also writes a column for Maximum Rock'n'roll and has an amazing blog here - http://www.whatwewantisfree.blogspot.com/ !!! xxx

®™ said...

thanks! i was not aware of these facts. i believe she was the one in petty crime.

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