Four to the floor, three chords and a cloud of dust punk rock. In the mid-to-late '90s, Trauma School Dropouts were one of the most entertaining and unpredictable group of screw-ups ever to disgrace a stage and a recording studio.
Rising out of the ashes of the should have been but far too ahead of their time punk band Plaid, TSD quickly developed a reputation — for better or worse or, more accurately, both — in that big mass of land north of NYC known as Upstate.
These beer-for-breakfast punks caused quite a commotion in their day. Full of all the energy, attitude and blood-gushing fun that a punk rock band should be. They were unpretentious, crazy as hell, and loud as all get out.
Check out what the press had to say way back when, then check out their three full-length releases...
'Young, Loud, and Snotty’ is a more accurate description of the Trauma School Dropouts than it ever was of the Dead Boys, and they’re out to prove it… - The Source
Albany (N.Y.)’s next big thing, Trauma School Dropouts, play what can only be described as a 90’s version of the long ago L.A. band Fear. – Buzz Magazine
All of a sudden, punk is back. We’re not talking the broad definition of the genre that has evolved since the 70’s. We’re talking the Sex Pistols. – Metroland on Trauma School Dropouts