Junkyard - What happens when two punk rock veterans meet in Austin, Texas and, with a roll of the dice, decide to head west to Los Angeles? The birth of Junkyard, a band with a sound like Godzilla in a foul mood tanked up on cheap wine. Junkyard built on this reputation in the sweaty, beer-soaked dive bars of East Hollywood. Soon the band was packing them in like sardines, attracting the attention of major record labels. The band’s self-titled debut was released in 1989 (on Geffen Records) to significant acclaim. Both its singles, “Hollywood” and “Simple Man,” received major MTV airplay, with “Simple Man” hitting #47 on the Billboard rock chart. It garnered rave reviews, capturing four stars from Rolling Stone. In 1991, Junkyard released its sophomore album, “Sixes, Sevens and Nines.” Produced by Ed Stasium (Motorhead, The Ramones), the album featured songwriting collaboration with country legend Steve Earle (“Slippin’ Away”). “Sixes, Sevens and Nines” ushered in a new era for Junkyard, with a tour in England opening for The Almighty, then ultimately a North American arena tour with the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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