Swank was a band from Kirkland Lake Ontario Canada that was part of the Northern Ontario punk scene in the mid-late 90s. The band went through numerous line-up changes over the course of its history; however the core of Tito Satana and Melvin Klein remained constant throughout. In 1996 Swank recorded “Dr. Gold’s Poontang Paradise” with Austin Acton if Cragmatic Pope on a 4-track cassette recorder and released it locally under under local indie label Triple Six Records. Triple Six Records would go on to release cassettes by New Liskeard bands Lyme, King Fuzz and Hand.
The members of Swank would continue to create music individually and with other bands. Tito’s future projects include The Intesteens, Cottonfoot and Magicforce. Melvin would transition to guitar and vocals and form The Big Wow. Jerkules would go into form The Deefons.
Swank (Dr. Gold’s edition):
Tito Satana : vocals, guitar
Melvin Klein: drums
The Mighty Jerkules (me): “singing guitar”
The Great Hygenie: bass
Wednesday Night Warriors
Playing Blackjack With Satan
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