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ARTIST
TITLE
Sedition
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ATPR 024CD ATPR 024CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/1/2007

Sedition is an ultra-high quality live recording from the legendary Australian garage-rock punk act, The Scientists. Recorded on May 11th, 2006 at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, the superior sound-quality plus amazing set list make this album more of a "best of" than simply a live record. The Scientists went through many incarnations in their 9 year history but are remembered mostly for the lineup that existed from 1981 to 1985: Kim Salmon, Tony Thewlis, Boris Sujdovic and Brett Rixon together had the peculiar chemistry that produced the classics Swampland, Happy Hour, Blood Red River mini-LP and We Had Love. With a sound that was swampy, primal and modern-urban all at once -- as much in the tradition of rock and 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. They were about what it was like to be young and living in modern times in an Australian urban/suburban environment. The themes of getting wasted on alcohol and drugs, driving round 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 along with other people's modes of embellishment. They rejected the contemporary sound and look and so consequently were never able to carry around baggage that would allow them to sound dated. You could put on a Scientists record from this period and not know it was 23 years old! The Scientists might have been overlooked in their own time, but there has been no shortage of younger bands that have cited them over the years. Mudhoney, Nirvana, Jon Spencer, The Von Bondies, The White Stripes, The Drones and scores of others just keep coming along dropping their name. Presented in super-deluxe souvenir packaging (like a moleskin book) with liner notes by Thurston Moore, Jon Spencer, Warren Ellis, Gareth Liddiard and Henry Rollins.