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on 27 June 2007
Scratch Acid is one of those bands that really don't fit (thankfully) into any real "style" of music. The songs here are violent, noisey, and quite wild, and the bizarre screams and yowls of Divid Yow are so crazy and absurdly performed that its very hard to understand them unless on certain mind expanding substances (substances the band was very into).
Yes, the band that distributed 40 hits of acid amongst their audience has compiled all 28 songs about dark and stormy nights into one great album.
"Ya know the way it happens when ya ride in the night & it's cold & dark & rainy
and you look up at the moon's balls & it invents ghosts for you to scream with
you play with the wheel until you get the feel of just how real
it might've been if you turned back but now it's far too late"
Musically, the only thing to compare this to is Yow's later band, the more popular Jesus Lizard, yet somehow that band never captured the nightmarish, surreal insanity that Scratch Acid does. The music here is also much tighter and organized. The drum and bass really play perfectly together and create original intro's for great songs like She Said and Amicus. Everyone in this band played so amazing well with one another it sad we don't have more music from this band.
In short, many bands try to sound disturbing and violent, but VERY few succeed. Scratch Acid is one the bands that did. If that's what you're into this band will not disappoint.