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Postby Chris Hardings on Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:38 am

with and without Rey.
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Re: band:Scratch Acid

Postby Matthew Taylor on Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:23 am

Chris Hardings wrote:with and without Rey.



There was never a point where they were without Rey.

They were an amazing, amazing live band.

The Berserker EP is a majestic recording and the direction they were heading in was incredible.

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Postby Chris Hardings on Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:42 pm

really? i thought they kept playing when he was in Rapeman. whatever. thanks.
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Postby Mr. Chimp on Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:00 pm

Chris Hardings wrote:really? i thought they kept playing when he was in Rapeman. whatever. thanks.


Additionally, Mr. Sims was in Rapeman.

Scratch Acid is one of my all time favorites. Mostly dead by the time I was first twisted by the sounds of "Cannibal."

One of the most talented groups of performers assembled. They were genius for these four reasons:

Mr. Washem's orchestral drumming
Mr. Sims' deep nimble bassing
Mr. Bradford's unearthly guitaring
Mr. Yow's vocal torrenting

I mean, "your smile....approx a mile wide" ?? That still makes me grin.

Unafraid to go in whatever direction necessary. Each song is different and still part of a greater whole.

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Postby hogknob on Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:08 am

"I'm not using my body right now...so you can play with it if you want to"
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Postby tthomas on Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:01 am

This guy has the funniest reviews of Scratch Acid's material I have ever read:

http://www.markprindle.com/scratch.htm

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Postby fargokamikaze on Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:56 am

"The Greatest Gift", especially the Berserker section at the end, is amazing. "THE DRUMS MAN, THE FUCKING DRUMS!!!" People get kinda freaked out when they hear them for the first time, which is a sign of a great band, in my opinion. Yeah, I like Scratch Acid.
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Postby Seaside Lounge on Wed Apr 21, 2004 9:54 am

Let's hear it for Mark Prindle.

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Postby anesthesiadrone on Fri Apr 23, 2004 10:49 pm

why is this even a poll? makee no seneseeese, muddah
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Postby djanes1 on Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:14 am

Quoth the Greatest Gift liner notes:

The Big Boys, a fat and popular Austin punk rock party band, asked Rey Washam to be their drummer, and he left Scratch Acid. He made several records and toured extensively with the Big Boys, helping to establish them nationally. Left-handed, handsomely Jewish Rich Malley (from Kamikaze Refrigerators) replaced Washam for a spell, until the Big Boys called it quits and Rey was free to rejoin. This version of the band was to be permanent, and began its recording career with a terrible version of "Greatest Gift" for Matako Mazuri's Metal Moo Cow sampler album.

So yeah, from this I gather that they were without Rey for a bit, but all of their recorded output is total Rey (during his second stint).[/i]
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Postby a. james on Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:15 am

awesome. i love them

found the berserker ep four $4 awhile back. makes my day thinking about it.

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Postby Ernest on Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:51 pm

One of the best bands ever. I wish I could've seen them live.
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Postby SecondEdition on Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:58 pm

Great, great, great band. A large percentage of The Greatest Gift is absolutely flawless; something like the first fourteen tracks on there are all perfect. Crazy. Put those first fourteen tracks together with "Amicus" and "Cheese Plug" and you'd have one 16-track album with every second equalling postpunk perfection that lasted 45 minutes exactly. Not a second over 45 minutes, I checked.

I'm not as sold on the Berserker EP as many of the other people on here seem to be; the material on the earlier stuff just feels stronger. Still fantastic, though.

Anyone know where they got the bell-ringing sound on "Unlike A Baptist" from?
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Postby Sebastian J. on Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:48 pm

not crap!
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Postby todd_v on Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:25 pm

I always felt like Scratch Acid finished what the Birthday Party started, they perfected it. That may be grossly understating the achievements and originality of this band but in my little peanut brain I cannot think of one without the other.

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Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:13 pm

The drumming in "Owners Lament" is my favorite, ever. God, what a great band.
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Postby ubercat on Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:22 pm

I believe Lori Barbero and I are partly responsible for breaking up Scratch Acid. Suffice to say brett, Lori and I had a lot of fun before a show - so much so that Brett went nuts and started a fist-fight with Rey that ended up with Rey's kit kicked-in silly. I believe they didn't play another show after that until the reunion. Maybe a few shows after, a very few. It was a pretty fucked up show. Uptown Bar in Minneapolis. Must have been 85-86? Can't remember. Brett lost his mind. He was talking nonsense. It was really fucked up.

Anyway. NC. One of the best live bands during that period. :)
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Re: band:Scratch Acid

Postby timpickens on Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:07 pm

Matthew Taylor wrote:
Chris Hardings wrote:with and without Rey.



There was never a point where they were without Rey.


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Postby LBx on Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:53 pm

Berserker is really great. didn't care for the others.

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Postby AAAAAAAARGH on Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:33 pm

RANK!

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