Monday, November 17, 2008

SCIENTISTS “THERE’S A MONSTER IN ME” 45

This is a re-post of a song I put up on 3/12/07....

I stumbled across this bootleg SCIENTISTS single many years ago & reckoned it was an official release, all the more so when I took it home and promptly christened it one of the top Scientists records ever, right up there with “Blood Red River” and “This Heart Doesn’t Run On Blood....”. “There’s a Monster in Me”, the song, is among this early/mid-80s Australian group’s high-water marks – total screeching swampland gutter blues – and why it never made it to an official release is a mystery for the ages & the sages. The B-side is a barely-different version of “You Only Live Twice”, but it wasn’t anything special so I’m refraining from posting it here. Friends who saw the Scientists last year in England at the All Tomorrow’s Parties fest reported that it was like a 1983 Perth punk rock picnic come to life, like 20-some-odd years hadn’t passed or nothin’. And what’s this I hear about the BEASTS OF BOURBON touring the US this year?Anyway – dig this squealing bit of god noise, and let me know what you think.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

don't know where you heard about the beasts touring, last news i heard was that thet had broken up after/during euro tour

bruce

John said...

Yep, this is a monster Scientists song, and why there was never an official version...my copy needs a spin.

Anonymous said...

Beasts broke up (again) earlier in this year.

Anonymous said...

John said...

Yep, this is a monster Scientists song, and why there was never an official version...my copy needs a spin.

Kim gave the single to Phil Hertz who as well as being the drummer on YOLT also managed Cargo Records Chicago office. Phil pressed up the single but wouldn't or couldn't pay the publishing on the b-side. Thus. But at least he did a bitchin' pressing. Virgin vinyl and LOUD. And it made it into the right
hands, too.