Junkyard is a hard rock/sleaze rock band formed in 1987 in Los Angeles, with members formerly in Minor Threat, The Necros, and Dag Nasty.
The original line-up of the band was David Roach (vocals), Chris Gates (guitar, ex-Big Boys), Clay Anthony (bass) and Patrick Muzingo (drums). Brian Baker (guitar, ex-Dag Nasty/Minor Threat), joined the band just prior to the recording of the first album Although the band was heavily influenced by Southern rock, Baker had told Sounds "I hate the concept. I like that music but I'm not into the rebel flag or the throwing up in your pickup truck". The band was signed by Geffen Records in January 1988] with a self-titled Tom Werman-produced debut album issued in 1989, described by Allmusic as incorporating "elements of Southern rock, boogie-woogie, and AC/DCism into one compact sound", This was followed two years later by Sixes Sevens & Nines, produced by Ed Stasium and featuring contributions from Steve Earle. Anthony left the band shortly before the release of the second album amid drug problems, to be replaced by Todd Muscat. The band was dropped by Geffen in 1992, with a third album recorded but not released, and disbanded shortly afterwards. The unreleased third album was subsequently issued as XXX and The Joker.
Roach founded Borracho with members of Promise and Dogs D'Amour, while Gates formed 99lbs. Muzingo formed Catfish and later Battery Club.
A live album was issued in 2000, and Gates, Roach, Muzingo and Muscat reformed the band, with Tim Mosher (guitar/vocals) added to the line-up. A tour of Japan followed, with Dogs D'Amour guitarist Jo Dog added to the line-up for these dates.The new line-up recorded the 2003 mini-album Tried And True, comprising a mixture of old and new songs.
In 2008, the band released an album of previously unreleased material, originally recorded for a 1987 demo that helped get them signed to Geffen. The album is titled Put it on Ten and Pull the Knobs Off!.
Although the band members have different ongoing projects, Junkyard is still together and are to play at the Rock Gone Wild event in 2009.
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Sixes, Sevens & Nines (1991)
'Shut Up - We're Trying To Practice!' (2000)
Tried And True (2003)
Put It On Ten And Pull The Knobs Off! (2008)
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All The Time In the World
Misery Loves Company
Back On The Streets
Can't Hold Back
Nowhere To Go But Down
Give The Devil His Due
Lost In The City
Throw It All Away
Clean The Dirt
Shot In The Dark
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