The Skunks – Can’t Get Loose 7″


The Skunks from Texas did one REALLY great song: Earthquake Shake. Amazing blend of hard rock and punk. Great licks, intense drive, great sound and clever lyrics to follow along. The a-side tells you more how The Skunks sounded most of the time. Yeah like a tired bar band with songs too long. Sorry.

Since I’m tired after a hard weekend with wine, roast beef and Xbox 360 gaming I’ll leave you with this link:
Young, Loud, and Cheap: The Skunks, the Band That Broke Austin Out of the Seventies

Country: USA
Year: 1979
Label: Skunks
Format: 7″
Can’t Get Loose.mp3
Earthquake Shake.mp3

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19,170 Responses to The Skunks – Can’t Get Loose 7″

  1. Daniel says:

    I like the Racket b/w What Do You Want 7″ they did. Its pretty good powerpop I think.

  2. Jon B. says:

    I’ve always been rather fond of “You Really Know How to Put the Pressure On” from the purple album.

  3. Jay Thurston says:

    Is it me? Or does something really stink??

  4. “Gimme Some” is an even better song than “Earthquake Shake”. Their Rave-Up lp is pretty great.

  5. Lugosi Bela says:

    The “Cheap Girl” 7″ is REALLY good too.

  6. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Just close your mouth Jay and the smell will go away.

  7. Jay Thurston says:


  8. Joao says:

    Are these Skunks the same from “Business Unusual” compilation with “Good from the bad”?

  9. Jay Thurston says:

    I think the Skunks on that album were from England…I really don’t feel like looking for the record to check. I am pretty sure though

  10. Tony says:

    Nice post! This 7″ is one of my favorite Texas records, right up there with the Bobby Soxx 7″. They get such a great catchy garage-y racket going on both tracks. Earthquake Shake is the winner but Can’t Get Loose is great too and has grown on me over the years, especially towards the end with that quick bass solo. This 1st 7″ of theirs was their best moment- in my opinion, all their subsequent 7″s and LP’s paled in comparison and can’t match up.

  11. Jay Thurston says:

    Wow! Thanks…Drunk and Armed.

  12. Jay Thurston says:

    Did you run out of records??? Come on Flakes drummer…we are waiting for a new powerpop 45…hahahaha.

  13. tarbox says:

    i was a kid on the texas scene starting in late 79, and the only band that made me roll my eyes and groan more than the skunks was the hates. the hates were nearly a totally fake band. but that’s for another song.

    i was surprised as shit a coupla weeks ago when i heard a song i really liked being performed on a local station and found out it was good ol’ jesse sublett (former stinkin’ skunk).


  14. flaca says:

    Couldn’t get a gig at Raul’s tarbox? Don’t be that way! The Skunks are/were Tx garage punk. Period.

  15. Gerry Lambe says:

    The Skunks from the UK are different to this lot. They were signed on to Eel Pie Records by Pete Townsend of The Who in 1977/78. They produced one single on Eel Pie called Good From The Bad / Backstreet Fighting and were described by John Peel as a Punk Beatles !
    The My Space site is:
    Check it out.
    Gerry Lambe
    The Skunks

  16. Monger says:

    theres also a aussie skunks…more oi’ish i think
    i wonder if they played with the huns?

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