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Feb 25, 2019

It’s been 20 years since CKY released their debut album, ‘Volume 1.’ The band quickly gained a very passionate fanbase for their raucous, oddball mix of skater punk, prog-rock, stoner metal and post-grunge genres - so loyal they’d even go to extremes to defend the band’s honor against critics. Their songs appeared in Bam Margera’s “Camp Kill Yourself (CKY)” video series and TV shows like “Jackass” countless of times, they were signed to a major label and even appeared on the Warped Tour, as well as shows with Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Clutch and Avenged Sevenfold…


But when all is said and done, we can’t help but ask ourselves: Why isn’t CKY even more popular? What is it about CKY that’s prevented them from going beyond cult fanbase status and become an even bigger band?


Those are the questions being addressed in the latest episode of “Am I Missing Something?,” a podcast where Matt Gamba and Zach Shaw analyze popular or unpopular bands, albums or songs in an attempt to figure out what they seem to be “missing.” The goal isn’t to ridicule an artist or their work, but rather to gain a better understanding of what a majority of fans see or don’t see in something that Matt and Zach simply can’t wrap their heads around.