...IN 1978,THE BEES had written 41 original songs,released 3 singles on
JEM RECORDS,and played 167 shows,all within a wild year. CHARLY PIP on
the bass and lead vocals led the band thru these brighter days of
original live rock.This work ethic led up to PIP joining DAVID JOHANSEN
on CBS for eight major tour legs, sharing stages and sometimes
headlining on their own with THE CLASH
,PAT BENATAR, IAN HUNTER,MICK RONSON,RICK DANKO and more.When DJ moved
on to the dubious BUSTER POINDEXTER character,PIP was urged by friend
CLEM BURKE of BLONDIE to join as guitarist a new young band promoted by
HILLY KRYSTAL in NYC.
That band was THE COLORS.With Burke in the producer /manager chair, the support of INFINITE RECORDS NYC,THE COLORS..who
constantly drew 200 plus people at CBGB...made early on, smart rock
videos featuring BASQUIAT wall art....and became a favored opening act
for THE PLASMATICS,JOHNNY THUNDERS,and the BAY CITY ROLLERS,had it going
on....But when Infinite folded,this great band missed their window.
Later, the Italian label NUMERO
would release THE COLORS GREATEST HITS.
1984 ...After many side gigs ....MAD DADDYS,GO GO GUILLOTINE,STICKY NYC
and GUNSLINGERS FROM HELL....PIP began to form what would be the
Writing 12 fiery new original songs in a metal/punk LAMF genre,and playing numerous shows in the tri state area,SKULLS
were signed to BOR .... home of ADRENALIN OD,BEDLAM and RAGING SLAB... and soon released "DRESS UP AND DIE!"
This new SKULLS album began a torrent of popularity and core following due to relentless touring.From Maine to Miami to LA,
the power trio stood up to the best (sometimes giving them a run for their money)
acts, including TSOL,STIV BATORS/LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS,THE CRAMPS,NAZARETH,THE
RAMONES,SUICIDAL TENDENCIES,JOHNNY THUNDERS and
SKULLS officially signed with a new label in 2008,ROMULUS X RECORDS and
in 2009 released "ENROUTE TO HELL" This generated new interest in the
group, and loyal fans were glad to see them return to the concert
Always powerful and entertaining,SKULLS
celebrate 30 years in showbiz with their latest release"GHOSTCOASTER" in 2014,with select show dates in the US and abroad.
Onstage, you'll still find the indestructible PIP front and center on vocals and guitar.
Forever to be a classic power trio,PIP has found a superb foil in the electrifying
LORELEI BLITZKRIEG on hybrid guitar and vocals.Many are still mystified
(where's all that bass coming from?) by her bizarre hybrid rig.Armed
only with her custom Schecter LORELEI holds down bass,rhythm and
vocals,stunning all who are fooled by her demure stature....
Many drummers have sat on the SKULLS drum throne,but HELLGATE surpasses them all!...A
huge 30" kick drum,complete with a "nervous skeleton"...24" cymbals
that can only be moved by a monster!!The sound of Bonham and the
strength of Frankenstein!All makes for an extremely fierce three
piece,with strong vocals,searing leads,and big hooks.....
SKULLS are currently seeking shows at new and old venues alike,and their 30 year core following is sure to be on hand!!
FIERCEST BAND TO EVER EXPLODE FROM THE BULLET-RIDDLED STREETS OF
NEWARK,WORLD FAMOUS SKULLS HAVE BEEN BURNING UP STAGES FOR YEARS! BOOK NOW!