Episode 83 – Skin Yard 1986-1993: Fist Sized Snippets

Episode 83 – Skin Yard 1986-1993: Fist Sized Snippets

Radical Research Podcast
Radical Research Podcast
Episode 83 - Skin Yard 1986-1993: Fist Sized Snippets

The soils of Seattle rock have been tilled to ruin, the same seeds planted season after season. Radical Research has come to rotate the crops. Of the artists to emerge from the primordial welter of 1980s Seattle, few have been neglected so criminally as Skin Yard. The band’s membership forms a constellation the likes of which can hardly be rivaled — Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees, Gruntruck, C/Z Records, The Deep Six compilation, and the production empire of guitarist Jack Endino. Our 83rd episode takes a long, hard look at the collective works of Skin Yard, evaluated on their own merit and also set against the kaleidoscopic backdrop of the American experimental rock boom of the late ‘80s and early’ 90s. Please join us as we do our best to give bandwidth and volume to an unsung great.


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Music cited, in order of appearance:

“Skins in My Closet” (Skin Yard, 1987)
“The Blind Leading the Blind” (Skin Yard, 1987)
“Jabberwocky” (Skin Yard, 1987)
“G.O.D.” (Hallowed Ground, 1988)
“In the Blackhouse” (Hallowed Ground, 1988)
“Slow Runner” (Fist Sized Chunks, 1990)
“No Control” (Fist Sized Chunks, 1990)
“Gentle Collapse” (Fist Sized Chunks, 1990)
“River Throat” (1000 Smiling Knuckles, 1991)
“Words on Bone” (1000 Smiling Knuckles, 1991) 
“Burn a Hole” (1000 Smiling Knuckles, 1991) 
“Wait for More” (Inside the Eye, 1993)
“Slow Dive” (Inside the Eye, 1993)
“1000 Smiling Knuckles” (1000 Smiling Knuckles, 1991)

Radical Research is a conversation about the inner- and outer-reaches of rock and metal music. This podcast is conceived and conducted by Jeff Wagner and Hunter Ginn. Though we consume music in a variety of ways, we give particular privilege to the immersive, full-album listening experience. Likewise, we believe that tangible music formats help provide the richest, most rewarding immersions and that music, artwork, and song titles cooperate to produce a singular effect on the listener. Great music is worth more than we ever pay for it.