UPDATE: This post was re-uploaded 03/23/2014. Enjoy, NØ.
Reupdate: This was re-re-uploaded 06/25/2014. Try it again.
Stinky Finger was the biggest band to come out of the East Tennessee area, which I call home. This was passed on to me from a friend of a friend. After hearing the album I was amazed that this was recorded in 1988. Their sound is original, but if I were forced to draw comparisons, I would describe it as a mix between the Beastie Boys and the Angry Samoans. I didn't have the pleasure of seeing them live, or listening to them when they were around, but fortunately I have a friend who did. This album was uploaded by my friend Brian Van Huss, another local musician from the Tri-Cities scene, and vocalist, song writer, and guitar player for the Luminaries. It was originally posted on his Psyche Zenobia blog. You can also find the link in the sidebar to the right for future reference. The following is an excerpt from his blog:
The Tri-Cities, (Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport) was never known for it's music scene like Athens, Los Angeles, or Seattle. When I was a high school kid into punk rock and starting my first zines and bands my friends and I felt a bit outnumbered. The Sex Pistols and Ramones never really hit around here so, as far as the locals were concerned, we were the first wave of that. And we took the shit that came with it and kept on going. A first glance at the music scene here didn't reveal much besides cover bands and music store prog rockers but there was something else happening. I'm gonna go ahead and go on record as saying that before two bands there was no real "alternative" music scene here. Those two bands were Stinky Finger and Brian And The Nightmares. We all followed their lead. And if I had to narrow it down even further, we followed Stinky Finger's lead. Not musically but in attitude. They were bigger and more influential in our scene than anyfuckingthing on MTV.
Def And Dum by Stinky Finger was put out on cassette only and recorded in Bristol at Classic Studios in 1988. Copies circulated for years and everyone I know from those days can still sing and rap these songs. Def And Dum has been pretty obscure in recent years and I haven't owned a copy since I don't know when. A friend of mine ripped this from an original cassette and I am uploading it for it's historical value to the music scene of East Tennessee in addition to the fact that it fucking rocks! Stinky Finger were probably best described as a punk/rap band. At the time they were doing it the Beastie Boys were probably the only other comparable band but Stinky may have been even stinkier. Their lyrics were foul and funny at the same time and the band was tight as a preacher's ass. I could go on forever but I'll let it speak for itself. I've had many people ask me for this one so here you go.
- William Van Huss
1. Stinky Drinkin'
3. Cocaine Whore
4. Def Bird
6. My Girlfriend
7. Don't Waste My Time
8. We Be Trippin'
9. Fag Basher
10. You're Fat
11. My Penis
Download: Stinky Finger - Def and Dum (78.7MB) (MEGA decryption code in comments)