Skid Row (old)

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Skid Row (old) (SKR, 1990-)

Skid Row were once one of the greatest cracker groups, and were dominant on that scene for a long time. Then, some of their best members left them for other groups or for the PC scene, and the slowly died away. Jetset was never part of Skidrow. They only made cracktro's for the group.

Skid Row was born in 1990, by main founder Metallica. The European section of Skid Row died early '92, and the members built up the new crew Crack Inc.

Members

GER
Bob Duncan (crack sysop)
Corsair (usa? ex Paranoimia)
Depode (sysop 'SPACE CENTER', ex Endless Piracy, 12/91-04/92)
Galaxy (trade, ex Alpha Flight, 12/90-09/91) and Mystical (sysops 'LIGHTHOUSE', 09-10/91)
Hellion (crack, ex Paranoimia)
Kristall (sysop 'DARK DUNGEON', 09/91)
Magic Drummer (code music sysop 'CRACK HOUSE', ex Software Tech, new R.A.W. #2, 04/92)
Oliver (ex The Company, new mid '91)
Swift (swap, late '90)
Time Bandit (trade, new late '90-01/91)
Metallica (founder)
Subzero (musician, supplier)
Selim (supplier)
Rudi (supplier)
Eurosoft (cracker)
FFC (cracker)
DEN
Bandit (seller, 09/91-06/92)
Janitor (seller)
Marshal (sysop 'STATIC CHAOS')
Midnight Maniac (09/91)
Tarzan (sysop 'PLASTIC PASSION', ex 2000 AD)
The Lizard (09/91)
ENG
Alchemist (sysop 'REALMS OF ALCHEMY')
Darkman (09/91)
N.O.M.A.D (09/91? for a few days, left over issues with FFC) crack, ex Scoopex, Genesis (old), Angels (old), Quartex (old), Skid Row (old), Ministry, Nemesis (old), Fairlight (amiga))
Scooter (ex Punishers)
Wise Man (ex Valhalla, new late '90-09/91)
SWE
Inferno (ex Palace)
Madness (sysop 'METROPOLIS', ex Quartex, old handle Scout)
Rastan (new late '90)
Zelnik (09/91? for a few days, left over issues with FFC)
NOR
Jack Daniels (sysop 'MIDDLE EAST')
HOL
Papillon (sysop 'NETWORK', 08/90-04/92)
SPA
Black Ninja (sysop 'PARADISE', ex Quartex, new late '91)
ITA
Batblaster
Black Moon (sysop 'ARACHNOS')
Shaolin (sysop 'VIDEODROME', 04/92)
Suspiria (sysop 'DIABOLIKA', 12/91-04/92)
Tiger9 (sysop 'ICC BBS', 08-11/90)
Zool (trader, H/P/A, 1992)
FIN
Raze (sysop 'LIGHTLINE', 07-11/91)
NOR
Mace ('91)
FRA
Babydock (cracker, 1992)
Corsair (code, ex Classic, 1990)
Foxy (ex Classic, 1990)
Maximilian (co-organizer, 1992)
Mr. Video (gfx, ex Classic, 1990)
Flex (original supplier, 09/1991), then later as Paragon (original supplier, 1992)
Stone (trader, summer 1991)
Skywalker (coder, cracker, 09/1991)
Bomber Man (1992) (ex TKK)
Wacky (1992)
Willy (1992) (ex TKK)
BEL
Phil Douglas (ex TKK)
Wildcard
CAN
Pharaoh and Devious Doze (sysops 'BEYOND AKIRA')
Stingray (sysop 'TERRORDOME')
USA
Afterlife
Al Capone (sysop 'ALCATRAZ', new 08/90-12/91, WHQ '91)
Christian Fletcher (sysop 'H.M.S. BOUNTY', 08/90-'91)
Don Dog (sysop 'BOGUS EXCEPTION')
East Coast (sysop 'AMIGA EAST', 12/91-04/92)
H.O.S. (Harvester of Sorrow)) (sysop 'CREEPING DEATH', new mid '91)
Hustler (sysop 'HUSTLERS HAVEN')
Jabbawocky (sysop 'CYBORG COMMAND', 04/95)
Jake (sysop 'TERMINAL DISASTER', 04/92)
Major Theft (sysop 'UNLAWFUL ENTRY' WHQ, 12/91-04/92)
Ollie North (sysop 'INQUISITION', new 08/90-91)
Paradise King (sysop 'BEYOND PARADISE', 12/91)
Q (sysop 'CRYSTAL MONOLITH', ex Pirates)
Speed Master (sysop 'SANCTUARY', ex LSD)
Touch Tone (sysop 'MOTHERBOARD EAST I', '91)
Toyman (sysop 'ELUSIVE DREAMS', 12/91- 04/95)
Xavier Madison (sysop 'INFINITE ILLUSION', 12/91)
Zodiac (sysop 'High Crime', original WHQ, 08/90)
Wolverine
Nosferatu (sysop 'DANCE MACABRE')
Phonestud (trader, supplier)
???
Annihilator
Anon
Arnie (ex Valhalla, new late '90)
Beach Bum
Big Balls (ger? trade, new late '90-'91)
Cannibal
Controller (new 08/90)
Copyrighthunter (ex Valhalla, new late '90)
Creeping Death (ex Valhalla, new late '90)
Despiser
Destroyer (ex Alpha Flight, new late '90)
D-Man
Doctor Revenge
Eagle's Talon
Hawk (ex Valhalla, new late '90)
Iceberg (ex Alliance)
Iron Men (new '91)
Jack
Jane (supply, '92)
Kenzo (ger? trade, 01/91)
Master Crime (supply, '91)
Messiah
Mictlantecuhtli (supply, new 08/90)
Mr.Xerox
Munchie (supply)
Nightspawn
Nike (ex Alpha Flight, new late '90)
Poison Angel (sysop 'SPELLBOUND')
Rick, Shock (ex 2000 AD)
-?-
Shock (ex Accession)
Slash
Slayer
Slugger
TFT
The The (supply, '91)
The Z
Tornado
Vertigo (ex Oracle, new late '90)
Wildthing
Yeti (ger? new 12/90)
Zoom

Group History

1990
Original WHQ, 'High Crime', was busted by MCI as soon as group was formed. Sysop Zodiac was forced to leave the scene.
1990
Italian sysop Mr.M ('RED & BLACK', opened late '90) joined Classic late '90.
1991
Frenchman Garp was busted late '91. French coder Skywalker (ex Quartex, new mid '91) left to form his own cracking group, Model late '91. X-Ample joined Frantic in September.
1992
German sysop Shut Berlin ('WORLD TRADE CENTER', new early '92-04/92) joined Infinite Perfection. He was also in Nemesis for one week in August. Mr.Hell joined Crystal in September.
1993
Sysops Quasar ('EXTASY WORLD') and Soultaker ('BEYOND DEATH', USA) both joined Zenith early in the year. Coders and crackers Leander and Abyss joined Interactive towards the middle of the year.
2001
The official Skid Row memorial site was opened in March of 2001, and is handled by Mysery (aka Bandit).
  • Kannibal joined Byterapers.
  • German sysop Digital ('PAINT BOX') joined Shining 8.
  • Lando (ex The Silents, new mid '91) joined Spirit.
  • Metal Gear (sysop 'SPHERICAL DREAMS') joined Centura.
  • Stylemaster DJ left for Prestige.
  • Dutch musician Baby Face joined Infect.
  • German supercracker and sysop FFC ('CAESAR'S PALACE', ex Vision Factory, 08/90-92) joined Ministry.
  • English sysop Kitaro (sysop 'MILLENNIA', ex 2000 AD, 10/92) joined Ministry.
  • Nosferatu, sysop 'DANSE MACABRE' (04/92) joined Ministry.
  • German founder, trader and sysop Metallica ('NUCLEAR ASSAULT', ex Paranoimia, 112/90-10/91) left the scene.
  • Danish member Fast Eddie was busted. However, a news item in Euro-Chart #15 claimed he just left the scene because he was afraid to get busted in the first place. "The news item in Euro-Chart #15 seems legit as I personally remember recieving a letter from Fast Eddie explaining that he had to quit his activities as was afraid he might get caught. I might even still have that letter laying around somewhere." Quote added by Søren Ladegaard, May 2012.
  • Germans Eurosoft (crack, 09/91-'92), Mike and Munchie all joined Crack Inc. Mike was cosysop of 'PARADISE' (ger).
  • Swedish Mightymuz (ex Spirit) joined Fusion.
  • Danish crackers and sysops Blackhawk (09/91) and Metalforce joined Scoopex.
  • German super-supply trio Subzero (music, ex Paranoimia, '91-'92), Selim and Rudi ('THE JAM', both ex The Company, new mid '91-04/92) - collectively known as SSR - left to form the new group Crack Inc in early 1992. This is the true story: other rumours include that Rudi joined Bitstoppers, and that Selim left the scene.
  • Aerobas is NOT in Skid Row, he's in Vanish.

Releases

Cracktro (1991, Intro)

Credits
code
Magic Drummer Design
gfx
none
music
"Visor.Synth" (BP SoundMon 2.0 format) by n/a
Info
Used for ABC Wide World Sports Boxing (12/91).

BBS's

  • HIGH CRIME (USA)
  • CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (USA)
  • THE DEAD ZONE (USA, 08-11/90)
  • BALKAN (USA)
  • NIRVANA (USA)
  • MOTHERBOARD II (USA, new mid '91)
  • THUNDERDOME (USA, 11/90)
  • HADES (USA)
  • CELTIC CIRCLE (USA)
  • PURPLE DRAGON II (USA, 04/92)
  • LIGHTHOUSE EXPRESS (USA distsite)
  • INFERNAL REGIONS (USA, 09/90)
  • MUSICAL PHARMACY (ITA)
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE (ITA, '91)
  • REALMS O.A. (ENG, 12/91)
  • BLACK CLOUDS (joined after being indep. for 1 month late '92)
  • DANSE MACBRE (USA)
  • UNLAWFUL ENTRY (USA)

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