The Scientists - A Place Called Bad 2xLP
Label: Numero Group
"The Scientists proved to me that rock 'n' roll could be played by gentlemen in fine silk shirts half unbuttoned and still be dirty, cool and real." – Thurston Moore
With a sound that was swampy, primal and modern-urban all at once – as much in the tradition of rock n' roll and punk rock as it was a rejection of those things, the Scientists' formula was as universal as it was specific to their own experience. The themes of getting wasted, driving around in hotted-up cars, being trapped in crap jobs, and paranoia were their subject matter. Machine throb bass and drums with jagged car-wreck guitars were their modus operandi. Fitting into no place or time they spurned all but the most rudimentary and elemental of rock structures to create a sound all their own. The 2LP version boils the box down to 22 essentials, plus unpublished photographs, discography, and fold out Perth Punk family tree.