When John Speck, singer/guitarist for Detroit Rawk&Rollers the Skeemin’ NoGoods describes the band’s self-titled debut LP as “Twenty-seven minutes and twenty-nine seconds of foot up your ass,” you’d do well to believe him.
Comprised of three of D-town’s most renowned purveyors of ass-kickin’ noise, the Skeemin’ NoGoods are well versed in the art of dishing out some rock ‘n’ roll fury. Drummer Chuck Burns (Speedball, Seduce), bassist Ron Sakowski (Necros, Laughing Hyenas, Easy Action) and singer/guitarist Speck (The Fags, Hoarse, The Paybacks) have been showing the kids how it’s done for years. And together, as the Skeemin’ NoGoods, they have taken their collective knowledge of breakneck, chord-mashing rock and punk and forged it into a formidable 11-song platter for the Dallas-based Idol Records.
Penned almost entirely by Speck, whose thunderous roar and sweat-drenched guitar permeate every track, “Skeemin’ NoGoods” picks up the gauntlet laid down by Motorhead and KISS, and wrings every worthy note out of it. With Burns and Sakowski knockin’ the fuck out of the rhythm, you may want to maintain a safe distance from the speakers – lest they knock your ass right out.
There’s no shortage of pale pretenders out there. But if you want the real deal -- and you want it hard – don’t sleep on this one. Grab a copy of “Skeemin’ NoGoods” and watch 90% of your record collection cower in shame.
Produced by John Speck, recorded and engineered by Ryan Foltz (GC5, Dropkick Murphys, Motel Blonde) at The Loft.