Worthless United

Worthless United

Hometown: Asbury Park, NJ (USA)


In a scene divided by cliques and strict genres, Worthless United paved their way by crossing over, under, and through all the lines by playing honest and passionate punk rock and roll to anyone who would listen. Taking inspiration from a wide range of influences and shaping them into a present day context, Worthless United won a devoted following from the most wide–eyed kid at his/her first show to the most jaded skinhead sitting alone at the bar.

During their decade long existence, Worthless United toured North America with bands like The Bouncing Souls, Hot Water Music, Catch 22, River City Rebels, Bigwig, and countless others. After years of drug abuse, incest, beastiality, veganism, and other moral and ethical calamities, the band called it quits in 2003.

Zak currently plays in The Ratchets, Steve plays in the River City Rebels, Dave goes to school, and Scott is working his talent and charm on the silver screen.

Related Bands

Detournement, Smalltalk, The Ratchets, River City Rebels


Worthless United A Nation Under

Worthless United

A Nation Under (2003)

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Worthless United I Am Nothing

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I Am Nothing (2002)

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