This US heavy metal/‘biker-rock’ outfit was heavily influenced by the Cult, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aerosmith (their name is derived from a description of a motorcyclist crashing and skidding along the road at high speed). Fronted by gravel-throated vocalist Gary Jefferies, they soon built up a small but loyal following through incessant gigging on the Los Angeles bar and club circuit. Formed in San Diego in 1988, the line-up was completed by Danny Clarke (guitar), Julius J. Ulrich (guitar), Terry Phillips (bass) and Mikki Kiner (drums). Jeffries was ex-Broken Rule, while the other members of the band had worked together as Mistreated. Their debut for Virgin Records in 1992 epitomized their no-nonsense, raunchy rock ‘n’ roll style.