Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Scientists - Blood Red River

The Scientists were born in May 1978 from the ashes of Perth’s first punk bands, The Cheap Nasties, who had also been formed by frontman Kim Salmon and The Geeks. The Perth era Scientists played more in the punk-pop vein and after releasing one album split in January 1981.

By September 1981 Kim Salmon had moved to inner city Sydney and created a reformed Scientists with a swampier, darker sound. Salmon also helped form the Beasts of Bourbon in 1984 before taking the Scientists to Europe where they were soon touring Europe (with The Gun Club). By 1987 the band had returned to Australia for one last tour. Salmon and the Scientists and would go on to influence bands such as Mudhoney and would be considered one of the early driving musical forces in the genre that would be known as grunge.

Blood Red River, released 1982 contains 'swampland', 'she had love' enough said, BRILLANT


Anonymous said...

Hey Bruce...
Have been trolling through some of your older posts, especially the ones featuring late great Oz rock - Scientits, Exploding White Mice, Screaming Tribesmen etc. Awsome stuff! Have downloaded the .rar of Blood Red River... but what's the password?
John B

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