Mid 90’s Punk band from Philadelphia. They released one 7″ and an LP plus I’ve included a demo tape and part of a Live on WKDU set from Marina’s show.
King James Version was Scott Slagle (Derelict Hotel) – Vocals & Guitar, Dane Wilson (Derelict Hotel, Sugar Skulls) – Drums, Shannon Lynn – Guitar & Phil Calabrese or Shane Dilworth – Bass.
(Thanks for the tapes Marina)
Sugar Skulls were a Philly band from the early 2000’s which was often referred to as Philadelphia’s answer to X. The comparison came in a large part due to the late Red Burns (Tequila Worms, Hellfire and Brimstone) and Heather Brann sharing lead vocals. Red also played Guitar along with Dave Burch (Derelict Hotel). Brian Murray (Psyclone Rangers) played bass and made all of the very distinctive art work for the band. Dane Wilson (Derelict Hotel, King James Version) was the drummer.
While the X comparison is easy to understand if you go deeper there is evidence of a lot of other influences that gave Sugar Skulls their own unique sound.
Their album Waking Hour is not included here, you can get it here or on itunes here. Thanks to Brian Murray for the cds and flyers.
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