Southern Culture On The Skids

Southern Culture On The Skids

Southern Culture on the Skids

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Southern Culture on the Skids

Southern Culture on the Skids, also sometimes known as SCOTS, is an American rock band that was formed in 1983 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The band consists of Rick Miller, Dave Hartman, and Mary Huff.

Musical style

Stylistically, SCOTS gravitate towards the rockabilly, surf rock, country music, and R&B genres, with a punk edge and outrageous humor thrown in.

Musical themes

SCOTS' music is generally very upbeat, as they usually write and perform songs about dancing, sex, and fried chicken, which are main themes in songs such as "Cheap Motels," "Soul City," and "Eight Piece Box." They are also known for their live shows, which often include throwing fried chicken and banana pudding into the audience, and audience members invited to dance onstage. As a general rule, they are not hostile toward non-commercial taping of their shows.[1]

Other media

The band appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 1995, performing "Camel Walk" from their album Dirt Track Date. They have also appeared numerous times on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. The song "Soul City" was heard in the 1996 film Happy Gilmore, as well as the 2005 Dukes Of Hazzard movie. The song "White Trash" is featured in the soundtrack for the 1996 film Beavis and Butt-head Do America. The song "Camel Walk" is used in the 1996 movie Flirting with Disaster, the 1997 movie Perdita Durango, and the 2009 movie Schwerkraft. It also was used on the first season of the TV show Psych in the episode "Weekend Warriors." "My Baby's Got the Strangest Ways" appears on the soundtrack to the 1997 slasher film I Know What You Did Last Summer. The band can also be seen performing the song on a beach party in the movie. Three of their songs, "King of the Mountain", "Cheap Motels" and "The Corn Rocket" appeared on the soundtrack to the 2001 film Super Troopers. The song "Smiley Yeah Yeah Yeah" appears on the soundtrack to the 2004 Major League Baseball video game MLB 2005. The track "40 Miles to Vegas" appeared on the EA Sports video game NASCAR 07. The song "White Trash" appears in the trailer for the 2011 movie The Goon. Rick Miller appeared on episode 174 of the Americana Music Show [2] and described their 2013 release, Dig This! as being inspired by having to dig ditches around his Kudzu Ranch recording studio to fix its septic tank.



  • Rick Miller (Vocals, Guitar)
  • Dave Hartman (Percussion)
  • Mary Huff (Vocals, Bass guitar)


  • Stan Lewis
  • Leslie Land
  • Chip Shelby
  • Chris Bess
  • Tim Barnes



Year Title Label
1986 Southern Culture on the Skids Lloyd Street Records
1990 Too Much Pork for Just One Fork Moist Records
1992 For Lovers Only Safe House Records
1994 Ditch Diggin' Safe House Records
1995 Dirt Track Date Geffen Records
1997 Plastic Seat Sweat Geffen Records
2000 Liquored Up and Lacquered Down TVT Records
2002 Live At El Sol Kudzu Ranch Records
2004 Mojo Box Yep Roc Records
2006 Doublewide and Live Yep Roc Records
2006 Doublewide and Live Deluxe Yep Roc Records
2007 Countrypolitan Favorites Yep Roc Records
2010 The Kudzu Ranch Kudzu Ranch Records
2011 Zombified LP Kudzu Ranch Records
2013 Dig This: Ditch Diggin' V.2 Kudzu Ranch Records

Singles / E.P.s / demos

Year Title Label Other information
1985 Voodoo Beach Party Lloyd Street Records  ?
1992 Peckin' Party Feedbag Records  ?
1993 Girlfight Sympathy for the Record Industry  ?
1996 Santo Swings!/Viva del Santo Estrus Records EP featuring a fictional Santo tribute soundtrack
1997 Camel Walk Geffen Records from Dirt Track Date released September 24, 1996.
1998 Zombified Monkey-Dog Records Limited edition Australian tour EP featuring eight Halloween tracks, re-released and expanded to a full 13 track CD (yet still considered an EP) in 2011

Guest appearances

Year Title Album Label Other information
1998 Werewolf and Sinister Purpose (featuring Zacherly) Halloween Hootenanny Zombie-A-Go-Go Records Compilation of 19 Halloween-inspired tracks by various artists


  2. episode 174 of the Americana Music Show, published January 13, 2014

External links

  • Official Website
  • Southern Culture on the Skids at MySpace
  • Southern Culture on the Skids at All Music Guide
  • Interview and live performance on TV Show Corporate Country Sucks.
  • Southern Culture on the Skids collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive
  • Rick Miller Interview and music from the CD Zombiefied
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