The Scientists Tour With Original Lineup
News posted Wednesday, January 29 2014 at 03:00 PM.
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Marking three and a half decades since forming, proto-grunge icons The Scientists will play a five-city national tour in March. Better yet, they’ll play with their original line-up of singer-guitarist Kim Salmon, guitarist-singer Rod Radalj, bassist Boris Sujdovic and drummer James Baker.
Founded in Perth back in 1978 when the quartet adopted Baker and switched names from The Invaders to The Scientists, the band went on to release a string of classic albums through Bruce Milne’s Au Go Go label, with 1983’s Blood Red River later reissued through Citadel Records. The band’s swamp-ridden sound influenced Pacific Northwest grunge champs like Mudhoney and Melvins, who teamed up to cover the Blood Red River track ‘Set it on Fire’ last year.
Another incarnation of The Scientists played Release the Bats last October, ranging from “happily Stones-y” to “Nuggets-ish” to “deadbeat psych.” Also last year, M+N contributor Patrick Emery interviewed Salmon, Sujdovic and Baker about their roles in Beasts of Bourbon. Tour dates below; tickets via Oztix.
Sat, March 15 – The Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Thurs, March 27 – The Trans, Brisbane, QLD
Fri, March 28 – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sat, March 29 – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Sun, March 30 – The Gov, Adelaide, SA