Skin Yard cover

Skin Yard


First released in 1986 and then in an expanded and reordered version in 1990, Skin Yard’s sorta-metal sorta-post-punk debut is notable enough for being the full length debut of guitarist Jack Endino, who would soon become a producer of choice for any number of fellow Seattle bands. Handling those duties here means a thick sound for the feedback and it’s a well recorded effort in general as the quartet, with Ben McMillan’s bravura voice and Matt Cameron on a short drum stint prior to Soundgarden, cook up solid songs like “Skins In My Closet” and “Scratch.”

Ned Raggett