Thursday, 16 October 2008

Scientists - 2nd period part I

In September 1981, Salmon and Boris Sujdovic (ex Rockets) reformed the band, with Brett Rixon on drums and Tony Thewlis (ex Helicopters) on guitar, and prepared to move to Sydney. For this version of the band, the musical direction of the band turned more towards psychedelic-tinged rock'n'roll that often resembled what would later be known as grunge, as well as incorporating the influence of bands such as the Cramps, Suicide, the Stooges and Captain Beefheart. By the end of 1983, the Scientists were one of the most popular Australian independent bands. Deciding to move on to new horizons, they left Australia to move to London in March 1984. In October 1984, the band supported the Gun Club on their European tour. By this time, the band's music had left the Cramps-like sound behind, becoming much darker and harsher and coming more uniquely into their own. This lineup returned to Australia in April 1987 for the Human Jukebox tour. The band toured Australia in November 1987, with a lineup of Salmon, Thewlis, Combe on drums and Brett Rixon rejoining on bass. Their last show was at the Shenton Park Hotel, Perth, Saturday 27 November 1987.
The first version of the Scientists, as the Salmon/Baker/Sharples/Juniper lineup, reformed for a one-off show in Perth on 10 February 1995. There have been other reformation shows of both versions of the band. In May 2006 the band were invited by Mudhoney to play at the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival in the UK. They also supported Mudhoney at a performance at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London on May 11, 2006.

Blood Red River 1982-1984 (2000)

1. Set It on Fire
2. Blood Red River
3. Revhead

4. Burnout

5. The Spin

6. When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow

7. Swampland

8. This Is My Happy Hour

9. We Had Love

10. Clear Spot

11. Nitro

12. Solid Gold Hell

13. Murderess in a Purple Dress

14. Backwards Man

15. Demolition Derby

format: mp3
bitrate: 192kbps

The Human Jukebox 1984-1986 (2002)

1. Atom Bomb Baby
2. It Came Out of the Sky
3. Lead Foot
4. Hell Beach
5. Psycho Cook Supreme
6. Go Baby Go
7. You Only Live Twice
8. If It's the Last Thing I Do
9. Shine
10. Distortion
11. Braindead
12. It Must Be Nice
13. A Place Called Bad
14. Human Jukebox

format: mp3
bitrate: 192kbps

You Get What You Deserve (1985)

1. Hell Beach
2. If It's the Last Thing I Do
3. Bad Priest
4. Demolition Derby
5. It Came Out of the Sky
6. Atom Bomb Baby
7. Go Baby Go
8. Psycho Cook Supreme
9. Lead Foot
10. Murderes in a Purple Dress
11. Backwards Man
12. Temple of Love

format: mp3
bitrate: 192kbps

Scientists - 1st period
Scientists - 2nd period part II


Anonymous said...

At leasttttt....some Scientists works on a blog!!!!!!!!.
Thank you very much.

Davis Presley said...

Enjoy the blog. Thanks for the excellent music.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting all this Scientists stuff....been looking for some of this for years now. Great blog as well....

Anonymous said...

great blog ! thanks !
does anyone know where I could find lyrics from the Scientists' songs ?
thanks a lot !

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Anonymous said...

Hi, I have 'You get what you deserve on vinyl' and love it. Tried your link, but keep getting 'download interrupted' over and over. Is there any other way I can get to it? Thanks, Paul.

Andrew said...

Hey - Kim Salmon is selling music from his various incarnations (Scientists, Kim Salmon & The Surrealists, The Darling Downs, etc) from Bandcamp - could you please remove all links to downloads - help a guy make a living.

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