MUDHONEY with The Scientists and Eat Skull

Fri Sep 28 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Dante's

350 West Burnside Street Portland, OR 97209

Ages 21+

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The Scientists: "The Scientists turned my head around and made a man out of me! They grew hair on my palms and made my socks stink!" Jon Spencer

"They wrote fantastic singles and looked like they just crawled out of the ooze. What more could you ask for?" Warren Ellis

"The Scientist 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." Thurston Moore

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, the 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 peoples 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 date.

You could put on a Scientists record from this period and not know it was 23 years old! The Scientists might've been overlooked in their own time but there has been no shortage of younger bands who have cited them over the years. Mudhoney, Nirvana et al, Jon Spencer, the Von Bondies, The White Stripes, The Drones and scores of others just keep coming along dropping their name. Sadly Brett Rixon passed away in 1993. Kim, Boris and Tony recruited his understudy from 1985, Leanne Cowie to help them reanimate the monster. The Scientists were invited by Mudhoney to play on their curated day at All Tomorrow's Parties in May of 2006. The Scientists also supported Mudhoney on Thursday May 11th at Shepherds Bush Empire, where a live recording, 'Sedition' was made.        

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    Alternative Rock

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    The Scientists

    Alternative Rock

    The Scientists formed in Perth in 1978, later based themselves in Sydney and eventually London. Sometimes referred to as 'Swamp Rock', their music is dark, murky, brooding, often menacing; often credited for inspiring later waves of international grunge (particularly Seattle bands of the 80s & 90s), blues-punk, garage-punk and other forms of darker rock music. Their earliest music however was in the style of up-tempo power-pop; akin perhaps to bands like The Buzzcocks & The Ramones.

    The Scientists have several periods of activity: most notably between 1978 to 1987, releasing 7 albums and many singles; with reunion tours in the mid 90s and early 00s onwards including performances at festivals such as All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) in the UK and USA.

    Their song "We Had Love" was re-popularised when it was used in the 2008 UK gangsta movie RockNRolla. Members have been involved with other notable bands including: Kim Salmon & the Surrealists, the Beasts of Bourbon & The Darling Downs with Ron Peno of Died Pretty. 

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Dante's Presents

MUDHONEY with The Scientists and Eat Skull

Fri Sep 28 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Dante's Portland OR
MUDHONEY with The Scientists and Eat Skull
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Ages 21+

 

 

The Scientists: "The Scientists turned my head around and made a man out of me! They grew hair on my palms and made my socks stink!" Jon Spencer

"They wrote fantastic singles and looked like they just crawled out of the ooze. What more could you ask for?" Warren Ellis

"The Scientist 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." Thurston Moore

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, the 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 peoples 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 date.

You could put on a Scientists record from this period and not know it was 23 years old! The Scientists might've been overlooked in their own time but there has been no shortage of younger bands who have cited them over the years. Mudhoney, Nirvana et al, Jon Spencer, the Von Bondies, The White Stripes, The Drones and scores of others just keep coming along dropping their name. Sadly Brett Rixon passed away in 1993. Kim, Boris and Tony recruited his understudy from 1985, Leanne Cowie to help them reanimate the monster. The Scientists were invited by Mudhoney to play on their curated day at All Tomorrow's Parties in May of 2006. The Scientists also supported Mudhoney on Thursday May 11th at Shepherds Bush Empire, where a live recording, 'Sedition' was made.