This is a sad day for the Bay Area and for independent music fans everywhere. We just got word that Skankin’ Pickle guitarist Lynette Knackstedt died last Friday. She was 37. No word on the cause of the death yet. The SF Weekly reports that Knackstedt died at her practice space.
Skankin’ Pickle was a staple of the 90s Bay Area punk scene, and was also one of the major bands of the third-wave ska revival. All our sympathy goes out to Knackstedt’s loved ones. We know we promised a break from the videos, but we really want to show you this fantastic live footage, in which Knackstedt sings some great backing vocals and there is a rap in tribute to Oakland native son MC Hammer:
Skankin’ Pickle guitarist Lynette Knackstedt dies [SF Weekly]
In Memoriam: Lynette Knackstedt of Skankin’ Pickle (1970-2007) [Punknews.org]