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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Stinky Finger - Def and Dum

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


Track List:
1. Stinky Drinkin'
2. Sodomy
3. Cocaine Whore
4. Def Bird
5. Pollution
6. My Girlfriend
7. Don't Waste My Time
8. We Be Trippin'
9. Fag Basher
10. You're Fat
11. My Penis
12. Fleas

Download: Stinky Finger - Def and Dum (78.7MB) (MEGA decryption code in comments)

23 comments:

Tennessee Jed said...

Thank You a thousand times for this!!!!! You have made my day and then some! I had the cassette some years ago (1989ish) and wore it out. Now thanks to you I have it on mp3!!!

You made a friend for life!!

zenway9 said...

Wow, I cannot believe I found this! Thank you more than words could say. I started at ETSU in 1990 and at one time owned a cassette of this recording but lost it after some time. Now that I am "grown up and mature", I have always wanted a copy of this but never found it until now. I can introduce my co-workers and wife to the Finger! I even remember some of the words...

Anonymous said...

Same here. I wore that tape out and I figured I'd never hear it again. Thanks for putting it out there.

Todd Rogers said...

THANK YOU more than ever!!! Like the other posts, I had this on cassette and lost it. I'm in Houston, Texas now and I have told everyone about them, but never got to let my friends hear it, until now. My friend in J.C., his sister used to date Ugly and she is now in Houston as well.

lmnobb72 said...

Same as above i have been looking for this tape but no luck and then i found your site and Stinkyfinger lives I'm from Ontario Canada and i was just lucking a friend picked up the tape while on a trip to the states and we wore it out. THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I got to see these guys play live at Quaterbacks on W Walnut St in Johnson City and they were freakin Awesome!! This is the coolest thing to see them on mp3. My ex trashed the tape, SO now I have this YES!!!!

Simply the coolest part of my day! Thanks a bunch!

jack said...

Enjoy the shit out of this. I was there in the beginning and was there when they had the fight onstage that caused the split. They played some after but it was never the same. It will be hard for those that did not see them live to get the whole story but every time I took one of my preppie friends or siblings to see them they loved it. I used to party hard with these guys and Frankie and I would meet at Quarter Back's and watch the Cubs.

GreenmanTN said...

Holy Cow! I just found this blog tonight and I've been going wild, downloading Creepy and Eerie magazines (I still have some of my old copies) and other, mainly horror stuff, then I saw these posts. I live in Bristol and the blog I was so thrilled to find is written (at least partially) nearby? Small world.

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Julee and I've tried to get the download and can't, would anybody be able to send me the a copy? I'll pay! witchpuss@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

WOW! I want this but can't download it on my computer for some reason. Could one of you out there send me a copy of Def & Dum by email or copy onto a disc? I'll pay for it. contact me at witchpuss@yahoo.com. Thanks, Julee.

KT said...

Thank you thank you!! We lost this tape years ago and have been looking for it ever since!

Anonymous said...

Any chance of getting this re-upped? Sendspace & Rapidshare deleted the file & of course Megaupload is kaput. I would be forever grateful.

Anonymous said...

Hey. Why can't I download this, my dad played shows with them all the time and would love to have this (so would I), but the links don't work.

Big-Zak said...

The links wont download, or open for that matter. My dad played with these guys all the time. I know he would love to have this, and so would I. Can anyone help? Thanks.

docyoda@yahoo.com said...

I glad to see there are Stinky lovers still out there!

Marcel Yoda

DD said...

Hey, DD Cool Drew here. I'm very pleased to see all these comments, and that folks remember this stuff! I'm really curious how a couple of Canadians just happened to stumble upon us, so if you see this, let me know. All of us are on good terms now, a little smarter, but still pretty fucking juvenile at heart. Glad y'all are too. Pi-Nappa Huska' Du!!

Anonymous said...

I was so glad to find this site. I too used to have this tape and saw them perform at a small club in Bristol TN. I think it was called Off Shore Café. I have tried to DL this but have not been able to. I saw that someone else asked for a copy and I would like to ask the same. If anyone can help me please email me at jmynatt@btes.tv Thank You.

said...

This post is now re-uploaded. March 23,2014. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

YES!!!!!! I didnt think id ever hear this again, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else not able to download it or is it just me?

said...

to Anonymous,

I gave it a try & got some retry error code. I re-ripped the cassette at 320Kbps & included the artwork with this file.

MEGA decryption code (just cut & paste)
FKSK1S2ArpC34OR_zxo-hR92RlgJ7Z3gv3ZdWI9W4xM

Anonymous said...

Thanks my dad was in Beat Ya Mutha and always talked about this band. Glad to finally hear them.

Anonymous said...

Several Videos of SF: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFA7T9c-DHHZEF7BwZ_v8Dg