Skafish – Bootleg 21-35

09 Sep

I still remember how impressed I was when I first saw Skafish on “Urgh” the movie, in
the early 80s.
Skafish was a Chicago punk/avant garde band formed in 1976.

The band released two albums through I.R.S. Records, “Skafish” (1980)
and “Conversation” (1983) and two singles: “Obsessions of You“/”Sink or Swim“(1980)
and “Wild Night Tonight“/”Secret Lover & Lover In Masquerade” (1983).

I found a very interesting interview of the leader of the band, Jim Skafish, on youtube,
regarding the recent release of “BOOTLEG 21-35“.
The release was recorded in 1977 and appeared as a guest on WJOB on September 6, 2012.

Among other topics, Skafish talked about the history of his band and being a bandleader,
his pioneering days in Chicago as the city’s punk/new wave/alternative and indie Godfather,
and his role as a co-creator of these art forms internationally.
Skafish also discussed his relationship with IRS Records chief Miles Copeland.

For more info on the bootleg and purchasing options, visit

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Posted by on September 9, 2012 in New Wave / Dark Wave


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