Wednesday 28th September
ROLLING STONE AUSTRALIA PRESENTS
Kim Salmon (The Scientists Box Set Launch)
+ Special Guests
Doors 7:30pm / $20+bf Presale (HERE)
In their turbulent decade-long history, Australia’s The Scientists blazed an indelible trail through an often-hostile musical wilderness with a sound that was simultaneously swampy, primal and modern-urban. Although the quartet spent much of its existence labouring in relative obscurity, the music that they created has endured as a massive influence on multiple generations of rock, punk and grunge acts. Thurston Moore once explained, “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.” Now, nearly four decades after the release of the band’s landmark indie debut single “Frantic Romantic”, The Scientists’ seminal catalogue gets the archival treatment that it has long deserved with the Numero Group’s release of A Place Called Bad – an elaborate four-CD, 80-song package encompasses the band’s complete studio recordings along with a previously unreleased vintage live set and a 64-page book featuring vintage band photos, extensive liner notes and a sprawling family tree. Numero is also releasing two-LP vinyl edition of A Place Called Bad, including 22 classic tracks and a 24-page book.
“We were Scientists!” notes Kim Salmon, who in his post- Scientists life continues to be one of Australia’s most vital musical forces. “We didn’t measure our success in dollars or fame. The Numero box set sheds light on what happened.”