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1000 Smiling Knuckles
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 6, 1991
RecordedLate 1990, early 1991
StudioReciprocal Recording, Seattle, Washington
GenreGrunge[1][2]
Length34:42
LabelCruz[3]
ProducerJack Endino, Skin Yard
Skin Yard chronology
Fist Sized Chunks
(1990)
1000 Smiling Knuckles
(1991)
Inside the Eye
(1993)

1000 Smiling Knuckles is the fourth studio album by American grunge band Skin Yard.[4][5] The cover art is by Jim Blanchard.[6] The first single was the title track, for which a video was shot.[7]

Critical reception

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Professional ratings
Review scores
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AllMusic[8]

The Chicago Tribune noted that "the band's rhythm section is better-recorded and Ben McMillan is actually trying to sing melody lines instead of just shouting over the din."[9]

Track listing

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All lyrics are written by McMillan

No.TitleMusicLength
1."1000 Smiling Knuckles"Endino3:26
2."River Throat"House/Endino3:22
3."Words on Bone"House/Endino4:21
4."Living Pool"Endino3:02
5."Headswill"House/Endino/McMillan3:03
6."Psychoriflepowerhypnotized"House/Endino2:59
7."Material Freak"House/Endino3:33
8."Jezechrist"House/Endino4:22
9."Nietzsche with a Pizza"House/Endino/Martin1:32
10."Burn a Hole"House/Endino/Martin/McMillan4:55

Personnel

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References

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  1. ^ "10 lesser known grunge albums you should own". Kerrang!. January 5, 2020. Retrieved October 2, 2021.
  2. ^ Leivers, Dannii (June 15, 2020). "10 obscure but absolutely essential grunge albums". Louder Sound. Retrieved October 2, 2021.
  3. ^ Thompson, Dave (January 30, 2000). Alternative Rock. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9780879306076 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Prato, Greg (December 15, 2010). Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music. ECW Press. ISBN 9781554903474 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Unsworth, Cathi (August 24, 1991). "1000 Smiling Knuckles by Skin Yard". Melody Maker. 67 (34): 32.
  6. ^ Blanchard, Jim (October 18, 2016). Visual Abuse: Jim Blanchard's Graphic Art 1982–2002. Fantagraphics Books. ISBN 9781606999387 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ MacDonald, Patrick (August 30, 1991). "Skin Yard Smoothes Its Edges, Hones Its Hard Sound". Tempo. The Seattle Times. p. 8.
  8. ^ Prato, Greg. "1,000 Smiling Knuckles - Skin Yard | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved October 2, 2021.
  9. ^ Kot, Greg (September 12, 1991). "A couple of years ago, Skin Yard...". Tempo. Chicago Tribune. p. 8.
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