Since the dawn of time (well...almost), pub rock trio Skullcracker entertained audiences around the East Midlands with their powerful brand of guitar driven rock but one thing was missing......Superstardom!
With the continued success of David Haselhoff on the continent Oscar McVitie (lead vocals / bass) adopted a new "continental" alter-ego - Jurgen Jurgen Youngstar (JJ for short) and started to compose a fresh repertoire.
With Nick Wakefield (drums) and "Lightning" Dean Hawkins on guitar, an extra pair of hands (and half a brain) was added - "Soundfarmer" Pete Mallinson (electric mandolin / guitarra Baiana & backing vocals).
One slight problem.....Pete settled in rather nicely to the role of playing heavy rock mandolin and the continental stuff?...........Oh well!!!!!!!
There`s no "lovey-dovey" stuff here - Jurgens lyrics weave a rich tapestry of lifes ups and downs with more than a hint of humour and sarcasm delivered with the kind of gusto normally associated with bands like AC-DC and with Nick, Dean and Petes driving rhythms, JJ Youngstar (the band as a whole) provide an entertaining if slightly unusual slant on the pub-rock genre.