The Dirty Scums

The Dirty Scums

Belgian Punkband The Dirty Scums was formed by Dirty Pik around Christmas 1981 and played its first gig on 6 March 1982. It took until 1983 before a stable line-up was formed. This line-up consisted of Dirty Pik, Dirty Zjantie, Dirty Jenz and Clo, a female singer. In 1984 the girl left the band and the rest continued as a trio.

In 1984 and 1985 they published their own fanzine that contained articles as well on music as on politix. The band played all over the Flemish part of Belgium and became one of the main bands of the second Belgian punkboom together with others like Zyklome A, Capital Scum, Sponky Business, ... In 1985 The Dirty Scums released their first album which was then the second album of this Belgian punkscene (the first one bein' made in 1984 by Zyklome A). It was the first album in a long line of products which were all released on their own independent label Dirty Records. From 1985 till 1989 the band released three albums, two EP’s and a tape.

At the end of the eighties most - if not all - bands of this second boom have split up, however The Dirty Scums kept on playin’ their punkmusic. Their first three albums then represented a quarter of all Belgian punk and hardcore albums made in the eighties. They had released another two tapes and an EP when a fourth member joined the band in 1994. The Scums had then operated for ten years as a trio. Vinyl albums had become history in the nineties and the Scums started a series of CDs. At the beginning of 1998, the Scums were reduced to a trio again and were ready to continue with Dirty Pik, Dirty Zjantie and Dirty Keez till at least the superannuation age.

At the end of 2006 they started the festivities for their 25th anniversary, but before that they had again released two CD's, a CDr and a tape. The Dirty Scums have been celebratin' their 25th anniversary from December 2006 till December 2007. In this anniversary year, they have released three double-CD's, each CD-issue counting 50 songs. The title of the first one is very suitable "The First 25 Yearz", the second contains 4 gigs, and the third one is the start of a new Belgian punksampler series: Local PunkHeroes.

Next to The Dirty Scums they have also been active under the name Game Over for a while, of whom also a CD has been released. Furthermore, under the name The Thirsty Scums, they have been playin' a set of Ramones-covers for 10 years from 1998 till 2007. In 2004, also this project resulted in another new CD. From 2008 on they continue The Thirsty Scums for 5 years as a Sex Pistols-tributeband. Starting at the end of 2012 The Thirsty Scums focus no longer on a specific band but they play a punktribute with covers from different punkbands.

For who’s losin’ count: up till now The Dirty Scums released 3 singles, 3 LP’s, 4 tapes, 6 CD’s (of which the 1st and the 3rd each contain 2 albums), 1 CDr and 3 double-CD’s.

The Dirty Scums Discography


DR 666 The Dirty Scums Dirty Songs From The Dirty Scums(LP, Album) Dirty Records (3) DR 666 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
DR 668 The Dirty Scums Full Speed Ahead!(LP, Album) Dirty Records (3) DR 668 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
DR 671 The Dirty Scums The Booze And The Chicks(LP, Album) Dirty Records (3) DR 671 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
DR673 The Dirty Scums If The Barkeepers Are United, The Scums Will Never Be Divided(Cass) Dirty Records (3) DR673 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
CD/DR 675 The Dirty Scums The Pils Sessions / Setting New Standards To Stupidity(CD) Dirty Records (3) CD/DR 675 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
CD/DR 677 The Dirty Scums Proud To Be A Punk / Somethin' Else(CD) Dirty Records (3) CD/DR 677 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
CD/DR 680 The Dirty Scums R.A.M.O.N.E.S.(CD, Album) Dirty Records (3) CD/DR 680 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
DR779 The Dirty Scums Live & Dirty!(2xCD) Dirty Records (3) DR779 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
DR681 The Dirty Scums Made To Last(CD, Album) Dirty Records (3) DR681 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
DR682 The Dirty Scums The Past Is Back(CD, Album) Dirty Records (3) DR682 Belgium 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DR 667, DIRT 2 The Dirty Scums Martens, Jij Ouwe Rukker(7") Dirty Records (3), Dirty Records (3) DR 667, DIRT 2 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
DR 670 The Dirty Scums 'Rit'n Zat The Skit'n Bacht'n D'Hoage(7", Single) Dirty Records (3) DR 670 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
INC 034 The Dirty Scums Really High(7", Ltd) Incognito Records (4) INC 034 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
CD/DR 676 The Dirty Scums Santa Clauz Has Come!(CD, Maxi) Dirty Records (3) CD/DR 676 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version


DR 669 The Dirty Scums / Full Time Drinkers / Vortex (9) / Crisis-C / Black Vampire The Dirty Scums / Full Time Drinkers / Vortex (9) / Crisis-C / Black Vampire - 5th Anniversary Gig(Cass, Comp) Dirty Records (3) DR 669 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
DR672 The Dirty Scums The Early Years ('82-'84)(Cass, Comp) Dirty Records (3) DR672 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
DR678, AON 019 The Dirty Scums Dirtier Than You'll Ever Be (1985-1987)(Cass, Comp, Han) Dirty Records (3), Aon DR678, AON 019 Bulgaria 2000 Sell This Version
DR778 The Dirty Scums The First 25 Yearz(2xCD, Comp) Dirty Records (3) DR778 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
DR780 The Dirty Scums / No Numbers / Get Stuffed / Repulsives The Dirty Scums / No Numbers / Get Stuffed / Repulsives - Local Punkheroes Vol. 1(2xCD, Comp) Dirty Records (3) DR780 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version

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