Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Scientists - Pissed On Another Planet ( Sympathy 2004 )


Reissue of the Aussie proto-punk outfit's 1990 EP includes three bonus tracks covering the period 1979-1981, 'Girl', 'Lookin' For You', & 'Walk The Plank', plus a bonus disc with an additional nine tracks - 'Don't You Lie To Me', 'Sorry Sorry Sorry', 'Girl', 'Looking For You', 'Makin' A Scene', 'Sorry Sorry Sorry', 'Another Sunday', 'Walk The Plank' & 'It'll Never Happen Again'.
Kim Salmon's Scientists were certainly ahead of their time in 1979 when recording this collection, which contains their classic "Frantic Romantic" (if one can imagine the singing in an Australian accent, one can understand that this is a classic punk stuff). Though the Scientists were never so obsessed with the genre, their sound was a hybrid of the Seeds' hard psychedelia, Big Star, and the Stooges -- and this made them stand out from the rest. While the Saints would popularize this power pop sound, the Scientists' relative obscurity could be attributed to the wanton guitar fury and swampy rhythmic styling that made them a little less accessible. However, Salmon may be post-punk royalty in his home country as well as in the stable of Sub Pop, which signed the group for its back catalog in the early '90s -- and which should demonstrate to some the vitality of this antipodean group.
(Additional text: emusic.com)

13 comments:

Palbo said...

-¡Hay cabecitas de pescado! -¡Hay cafĂ©!

Anonymous said...

have u got anything from madona? it would be nice to see something from this great superstar
and please stop publishing this crap music

punkdeleimon said...

Hello palbo<

Hello Mr. anonymous, we love Madona as well, especially "like a virgin , something you are not of course... from behind...!
c u!!!

Elvis said...

Excellent Music. I had only ever heard the "Frantic Romantic" 45. I didn't even know they lasted longer than the late 70's. Nice!!

Anonymous said...

what about britney spears then? i believe that you like her more than madonna...
and yes, i am a virgin from behind, and if you like we can talk about your virginity...
go on, listen to some music... not all these noisy music...

punkdeleimon said...

hello elvis, welcome to the wicked thing!

Mr. anonymous your stupidity is unbeatable! Continue mate!
p.s: you got it wrong, check again my previous comment!!

Michael said...

Very cool... I didn't know about this reissue and I'm very excited to hear it!

mickel said...

A true gem! Always loved Salmon.

Thank you very much.

mickel :)

punkdeleimon said...

my pleasure mate!

RocketReducer62 said...

This is awesome! The only Scientists LP I've ever been able to find is "Human Jukebox"... and it's, um, not so good. I really want to find "This Heart Don't Run On Love, This Heart Don't Run On Blood" or some of the Kim Salmon And The Surrealists stuff. Got any of that "crap music" lying around?
Your posts are much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

hi man
any scientists live video shows to trade?,also wanted other punk-rock video shows of a few bands,have tons to trade email me at almudeno69ATyahooDOTcom

Anonymous said...

Cool stuff. I'd heard of this band before, but never heard any songs besides frantic romantic. I guess I should check out those sub pop reissues.

Anonymous said...

I reckon this is the worst of their stuff. Bad recordings and playing amd singing. Blood Red River is so much better and really hits the mark.