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P.M.H. Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Real Men Don't Floss EP 1982
Written by: The Young and the Useless
Performed by: Art Africano (bass), Adam Trese (drums), Dave Scilken (acoustic guitar), Adam Horovitz
Production Notes: Recorded and mixed at Moogy Klingman's Hi-Five Studios, New York. Recorded by Tim Crich, mixed by Jay Dublee. Produced by Jay Dublee & T.Y.A.T.U.

Commentary:

Family & Friends:

"When Dave Scilken was 12 years old he went to school at Intermediate School 70 with me, Abby, and Adam Trese. At that time he had a mohawk and would wear a green trench coat with a ripped up American flag pinned on the back. IS 70 was located in a predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood, and the kids would often give Scilken a lot of shit about looking like a pineapple. They would often beat him up or chase him home. So, the song S.K.C "Spic Killing Crew" [original version of the song now titled P.M.H] was written in retaliation for how he was treated. When the time came to record the Real Men Don't Floss EP, the lyrics were changed to P.M.H. (Perfect Man Haircut). However, when playing it live the lyrics would occasionally revert back depending on their mood." - Nick Cooper, 2003

Press & Print Media:

"The Beastie Boys and The Young and the Useless played gigs around Manhattan's punk cellars during the first eighteen months of the 1980s. Venues such as A7, CBGB's and Max's Kansas City provided them with their first footings in live performance." - excerpted from Rhyming & Stealing: A History of the Beastie Boys by Angus Batey

"The Young and the Useless had opened gigs for the Beasties on several occasions, and not only did Adam's [Horovitz] guitar style seem suitably rudimentary, his band had even covered some Beastie Boys songs, so he didn't require much tutelage." - excerpted from Rhyming & Stealing: A History of the Beastie Boys by Angus Batey

"When the 'Polly Wog Stew' EP finally came out on the Ratcage label in early 1982, the Beasties performed a few half-hearted 'reunion' gigs, until guitarist John Berry grew tired of the whole enterprise and left. Adam Horovitz's band, The Young and the Useless, were now calling themselves "the Beastie Boys copy band," so he was a natural replacement." - Record Collector, December 1998

 

Interesting Footnote:

P.M.H's title was inspired by a sign in a New York barber shop window; it stands for Perfect Man's Haircuts - courtesy of Nick Cooper, 2003

The original lyrics:
I am the leader of the Spic killing crew
I hate all spics and they hate me too
All they do is hit me in the head
If I had a gun I'd make them all dead
S.K.C.
S.K.C.
S.K.C.

 

Released Versions:

P.M.H.

Live:

Performed in 1 known Concerts.

First known Performance:
20-Nov-1982 : CBGB's, New York, NY, United States

Last known Performance:
20-Nov-1982 : CBGB's, New York, NY, United States

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