Skewbald / Grand Union, (commonly known as simply Skewbald), was a short-lived hardcore punk band from Washington, D.C. founded by former Minor Threat members Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson.
Skewbald/Grand Union recorded three songs in November, 1981, during Minor Threat's hiatus. They were finally released on MacKaye and Nelson's record label Dischord Records, in January, 1992. The band consisted of Ian MacKaye on vocals (who later formed Fugazi), guitarist Eddie Janney (who later joined Rites of Spring), bassist John Falls, and drummer Jeff Nelson. Their songs can be found on an eponymous one-sided 7" EP, Dischord No. 50, and on the 3-cd compilation album 20 Years of Dischord.
Band Name 
The band's strange name is a result of a dispute between founding members Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson. The band was initially named "Grand Union," after a nearby grocery store. MacKaye then found the word "skewbald" in a dictionary, and thought it was a better name. Nelson, however, still preferred Grand Union. The two were unable to favor either title, and compromised by giving the band both names.
Band members 
Ian Mackaye- Vocals
Eddie Janney- Guitar
John Falls- Bass
Jeff Nelson- Drums
- ^ "Skewbald". Dischord Records. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
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