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Big Boys
Big Boys, West Texas on the way to California, 1982. Photograph by Bill Daniel. Unpublished.
Bigboys

Big Boys

Big Boys stood out with their mix of hardcore punk and funk that ventured far beyond the usual post-punk angularities and hardcore machismo.

Born in the creative cesspool of late 1970s Austin, Texas—the same scene that spawned Scratch Acid, The Dicks, and MDC—the Big Boys stood out with their mix of hardcore punk and funk that ventured far beyond the usual post-punk angularities and…

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Born in the creative cesspool of late 1970s Austin, Texas—the same scene that spawned Scratch Acid, The Dicks, and MDC—the Big Boys stood out with their mix of hardcore punk and funk that ventured far beyond the usual post-punk angularities and hardcore machismo. With features in the earliest issues of Thrasher Magazine and coveted spots on their influential Skate Rock tape comps, Big Boys were the first band to be labeled “skate rock.” Released in 1981, Where’s My Towel / Industry Standard was the Big Boys’ first proper full-length studio album and 30+ years later it stands as a classic of American independent music.

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