Recorded in the fall of 1999 and released in 2000, Baltimore Is Scum was Abe Froman's first release. It's definitely one of my favorite 7"s out there.
Abe Froman was a pop punk trio of the Plan-It-X variety consisting of Erin & Matt Tobey and Ryan Batkie. After their 7", they released a self-titled LP in 2001 and a split LP with Soophie Nun Squad.
Erin provides the vocal onslaught and axe madness on Baltimore Is Scum, Matt the XY-chromosome version of the vocal onslaught, and Ryan voice box assassination and the 4-string assault weapon.
Abe Froman went on hiatus after Ryan started school in Philadelphia and played their last show at Plan-It-X fest in 2004.
Erin and Matt both played in Mt. Gigantic. Matt plays solo as Matty Pop Chart, and Erin has a solo project as well. She joined Richmond-based Pink Razors in the spring of last year.
Abe Froman- Baltimore Is Scum