Frontman Eric Scealf formed the group with a friend on Halloween night in 1986 and they played their first live show at a Ramada Inn in early 1987. Since then they have appeared in venues all over the country including the infamous CBGB. They have appeared with The Misfits, Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys), Dave Brockie Experience (GWAR), The Murder Junkies, Superdrag, Asphalt Blaster, Georgia Satellites, and Nashville Pussy. They’ve also toured multiple times with The Impotent Sea Snakes.
Punk Globe: Who came up with the band name The Unsatisfied?
THE UNSATISFIED:(Eric Scealf) I got it from a poster in a photo on the back of ‘Can Your Pussy Do the Dog” EP by The Cramps. It’s the title of an old French Noire film and it seemed to speak to me…I’ve spent a good bit of my life Unsatisfied with one thing or another.
‘Street Shaman’ (2017), ‘Blood Gospel’ (2012), ‘Songs the Belt Taught Us’ (2011), ‘The Way 2 the Crumbs (2006), ‘Seven Inch Rock Scar’ (2002), ‘Real Gone Pale Face’ (1998), ‘Valley of the Freak’ (1993 Cassette Only), ‘Lustcraft’ (1992 Cassette Only), ‘4 on 4’ (1988 Demo Cassette), ‘The Unsatisfied Live @ The Rock’n’Country Club’ (1988 Live Cassette).
MusicFilter History with the Unsatisfied
December 6, 2002 @ 9 Lives Saloon, Little Five Points in Atlanta, Ga.
This would begin our long love affair with Eric Scealf and the Unsatisfied out of Chattanooga, TN.
9 Lives Saloon
THIS WAS FOUND ON AN ARCHIVE OF “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ROCK AND ROLL”
Travis, the band’s manager, had a birthday party get together that had “The Unsatisfied” headlining. To say the band was awesome would be another understatment so lets just say they kicked major ass. Eric still had his cast on but did not slow him or the band down one bit. As many people know, me and Miss Chicky are huge followers of Nashville Pussy. So much in fact that we followed them for a week long jaunt in Colorado a while back and started a fan site called “Fried Chicken & Coffee” which chronicles their tours and going ons on a weekly basis or as news happens with them. We still love Nashville Pussy and the “Chronicles” will go on as long as the band keeps it up, but we have been looking and wishing another band would come along to spark our interests enough to make us want to follow them around and start a new fansite. We found that band. The Unsatisfied have moved us. They embody the Rock & Roll spirit that is so hard to find nowdays. Not only do these guys rock our asses off , they also impress us with their sincerity and charisma. When they play live, their energy is infectous. The lead singer Eric, is amazing in that he obviously feeds off the energy of his band, the muisc and the audience. Nothing looks to be rehearsed or scripted. The band starts out and its cool, but after a few songs, you can tell Eric and the band feed off each other making a true rock and roll spectacle you won’t soon forget. I’m rambling a bit here, but the bottom line is this band KICKS MAJOR ASS and I would say if they stay together they have a bright and fun future ahead. Look for a new fansite in the future that is all about The Unsatisfied. more later.
MusicFilter Unsatisfied Site Map
- 2002 The Unsatisfied @ 9 Lives Saloon in Atlanta, Ga. WHTRR/MF Review by BMF (photos)
- 2003 Musicfilter Song of the Day “White Trash”
- 2003 The Unsatisfied ~ Ambition Withdraw
- 2003 The Unsatisfied, Rock City Dropouts, Kill The Messenger @ 9 Lives Saloon in Atlanta,Ga. MusicFilter Review by BMF
- 2003 The Unsatisfied @ 9 Lives Saloon in Atlanta, Ga. MusicFilter Review by BMF (photos)
- 2003 The Unsatisfied @ Raw Gallery in Atlanta, Ga. Music Filter Review by BMF (photos)
- 2005 The Unsatisfied @ Star Bar in Atlanta, Ga. MusicFilter Review by BMF (photos)
- 2006 “The Way 2 The Crumbs” MusicFillter Album Review by BMF
- 2010 The Unsatisfied @ The Punk Rock House in Pine Lake, Ga. MusicFilter Report on BMF Epic Birthday Bash (photos)
- 2011 “Songs the Belt Taught Us” MusicFilter Album Review by BMF
- 2011 Musicfilter Song of the Day “Blackie No Tomorrow” Howling
- 2013 MusicFilter Song of the Day “My Utopia Is Turning to Shit”
MusicFilter Unsatisfied Live Show Photos
12.6.02 9 Lives Saloon The lost photos
3.28.03 Star Bar
5.03.03 9 Lives Saloon (photos to be found)
7.12.03 9 Lives Saloon
9.20.03 Raw Gallery
3.26.04 The Earl
7.2.05 Star Bar
8.14.10 BMF Epic Birthday Bash
Can’t get enough Unsatisfied?
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The Unsatisfied Store Go buy something
The Unsatisfied Valley of the Freaks (really great angelfire fansite from another time)
PAUSE FOR “WHITE TRASH” – Evil Jim version – BMF favorite Unsatisfied song…
‘White Trash” Originally on the album “7 INCH ROCK SCAR”, this is a remix on Evil Jim Records as a separate single.
MusicFilter: Member of the Luv N Blood Tribe
THE UNSATISFIED: (Eric Scealf)
We and our fans make up the “Tribe”. It’s like a pack of wolves with the band being the leader of the pack. We depend on each other and draw our strength from each other. Tolerance and understanding needs to be a focal point for survival. ~ Punk Globe Interview 2012
As MusicFilter opened it’s data doors in 2002, BMF and Miss Chicky were looking to expand their local music interests when they met The Unsatisfied. Be sure to check out MusicFilter’s history with The Unsatisfied and check them out on any one of the links provided. Lots of love for these guys and their incredible sound.
Luv n Blood.
Epic. – BMF 1/6/13
Vintage MusicFilter and The Unsatisfied 2003 – 2005
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MusicFilter Unsatisfied Live Shows
BMF Punk Rock House – Pine Lake, Ga.
BMF Epic Birthday Bash – born 8/5/68
From the beginning, we have been huge fans and followers of The Unsatisfied. Read some history over here. Me and Miss Chicky decided we would have a big birthday bash this year and host it in our backyard. Only thing we had to do was to get the back yard party ready. After months of busting our asses, we completed the backyard, got party ready, and it was on. As I told a few people, that prior to the party, I was getting so tired that I was having thoughts of just getting the party over with. When the Unsatisfied arrived my spirit was renewed with rock excitement. They set up on our carefully planned dual deck/stage and to say they rocked the house would be an understatement. I had a lot of friends at the party that would not be considered ‘rock’ fans of this type by any means. The day after the show, and talking to many of the guests, they all said, “that band was fucking awesome!!”. This was from what I would call non fans before and gained fans as of today. We are and were obviously already huge fans of The Unsatisfied, and even bigger fans after the party. The band put on two sets. One electrified spectacle of pure punk rock even playing a cover of a song I requested (hoped) they would learn and play and to say the learned it and played it would not do what they did to the song justice. “No Values” originally by Black Flag, covered by many but my favorite cover coming from Hank3 on the ‘West Memphis3″ benefit album put out by Henry Rollins. (read more) (see the photos) (enjoy the videos!)
Star Bar- Atlanta, GA
It’s been a while since we had a fix of The Unsatisfied and tonight was the perfect night for just that. Our night began with a couple of drinks at home and then we took off to the Star Bar where we were welcomed with an empty bar. A few drinks later people began to shuffle in. I talked with the guitar player..who I can never remember the name of…and we talked a bit about how the band plans to record -Way to the crumbs- at Eric’s house…very cool…and how the new drummer (also who I can’t remember the name of) was working our great. Eric wandered over later to say hey. The opening band didn’t show up so The Unsatisfied took the stage first with the rock and roll fervor we have come to expect from them…spot on fucking rock!!…(read the full review and see the photos!)
March 26, 2004
The Earl- Atlanta, GA
We were looking forward to seeing The Unsatisfied at The Earl cause it had been a while for us. The band played new songs all of which were very good. The crowd was like 10 people. Where the hell was everyone at? These guys should be playing in front of a buttload of people everytime they play. Anyway I had a good time, I was super duper stoned and it was fun just sitting and watching. Next time these guys play your town get off your asses and check them out. Show some fucking support.(photos)
Raw Gallery – East Atlanta
New live photos of our favorites The Unsatisfied… The show was actually an after party for the screening of “Ambition Withdraw” at the Downstream Film Fest. The guys showed that it doesn’t really matter what venue you throw at them…they simply kick motherfuckin’ ass every time they play. Eric started the nite out in a leapord pajama thingy that he quickly shed for his usual shirtless attire. Much better. A few sound problems aside, they made up for in RAW energy that seems to exceed their last performance every time in one way or another. The stage (actually the floor) was perfect for Eric to visually and acoustically assault the audience as he ran all around the room, or at least as far as his mic cord would allow him. If he had a cordless mic I wouldn’t have been surprised if he had found his way into the street and coaxed a few outsiders IN. He has that way about him. In a drunken stupor of sorts I somehow found my way to the mic alongside Eric and sang(screamed/mumbled) some various words into the mic. I really just wanted a picture of me up there with him. Mission accomplished. The band were their usual chugginmonsters creating a monstorous sound for Eric to meld into. I want to see this band play somewhere BIG. These guys are destined to play BIG places. Just wait and see. They are true people. True rock and roll motherfuckers. True friends. They played a lot of standards but the best standard was when everyone (including the band it seemed) thought the show was over and they launched into OCCULTIST. Awesome. Next time these guys come close to your town don’t miss it. This band is one of the few real punk rock and roll bands left.(read the full review and see the photos!)
9 Lives Saloon – Atlanta, GA
Toast, Cameras, & The Unsatisfied live at 9 Lives Saloon ..Friday night in Little Five Points was extremely satisfying. The Unsatisfied ripped it in fucking half once again. We got some good photos, some great photos and one Rock & Roll perfection photo. Click here to see a full photo album of the show… We got some good photos of them and one classic one of Eric in a PunkRockMotherFucker moment for the books. On a side note, somehow I managed to find myself out back after the show, demanding that the guys let me help them load their equipment up. I’m sure they were glad to see me stumble back in but I myself had a fucking blast doing what little I did. You guys rule.(read the full review and see the photos!)
9 Lives Saloon – Atlanta, GA
The Unsatisifed hit the stage next and did not disappoint. Every time I see these guys I like them more. The band has this amazing wall of fucking sound and power that is relentless in its onslaught on your brain. They seem to do it effortlessly cool but at the same time you can see them pour themselves into it. Awesome shit to hear and to watch all around but especially when it comes to Eric. I like watching him get up to the stage before the show actually starts. You can see him warming up doing stretches or whatever. But his mental state seems to be there all the time. As soon as the music starts and the first note is belted out you feel the rock and roll ooze off every note. Watching Eric is fun as hell too mostly because every time you do see him perform he seems to be MORE into it the next time. (read the full review and see the photos!)
9 Lives Saloon – Atlanta, GA
~note from mc~ This would be our first time meeting these wonderful people especially Eric and Wayno. Jeff and I had many good, sexy times together while attending Unsatisfied shows, listening to their music almost daily and just knowing we had cool and genuine people in our lives. Thank you guys…keep rocking 4ever! 8/19/17
We went to see The Unsatisfied at 9 Lives Saloon Friday night 12/06/02 and were very very pleased with what we saw. Jett from The Evils had told me earlier that night that “the lead singer was a crazy motherfucker” and had a broken foot. To say the broken foot didn’t slow him down would be the understatement of the day! (read the full review and see the photos!)