There are 4 bands called The Scabs: a Belgian band, an American funk rock band, an American hardcore band, and an American punk band. 1. - the SCABS are a Belgian band that made one of the most popular Belgian songs ever: "Hard Times". Lead singer: Guy Swinnen, Drums: Frank Saenen, Bass: Fons Symons, Guitars Willy Willy. The band, formed in 1981, had their greatest successes in Belgium in the late eighties and early nineties. They released their first two singles in 1981.