Christopher Scum is widely known as the aggressive and psychotic front man for The DIRTY WORKS, a self proclaimed White Trash Psycho Rock band out of Knoxville,TN.
Living a very sorted life, leaving a trail of broken hearts, jail cells and whiskey bottles Scum has not always kept it together to be a part of a working band, but no matter where or in what shape he’s been he’s always wrote this acoustical stuff. So whether his songs were created from a jail cell, a street camp, or a squat with 20 other punkers, they’re all coming straight from his heart. With songs like I hate you, the Details, and Hate me Kill You, it’s up to the listener to decide if that’s a good place to be.
This album would never have been possible if Producer/engineer Carl Snow (Yes, formerly of the 80’s Hardcore Band KORO) hadn’t heard Scum’s music and almost literally dragged him into the studio. Their first few attempts seemed futile as Christopher would end up back with his addictions (alcohol mainly) and return to jail or disappear.
In late 2007 when Scum came to Snow with the desire to record Carl had a bit of trouble taking him seriously as first Chris would vanish for weeks because his love affair with alcohol, then later after he finally cleaned up, he was constantly touring with the Dirty Works and the making of REBEL SCUM The Movie by Worldstorm. This is a documentary on the Dirty Works and is due out by years end. However, after a few sessions Carl Snow saw Christopher was very serious about recording this time. So Carl lent his own musical genius on several of the tracks. Parts of this album took and emotional toll on Scum as that's why he had been Drinking, Drugging, screaming and fighting his entire life he finally had to face his Demons making this album, without the help of his buddies alcohol and other drugs. Carl was there tho and you couldn't as for a better recording experience.
After a lot of hard work late nights, Evan Williams and Mountain Dews (for Scum who remains on the wagon) He sent it to his Dad who, with the Photography of Christopher’s sister, did the layout for the Album Fifty Acres of Pain, and here it is.