- The Scientists
Formed in Perth in 1978 by singer and guitarist Kim Salmon, the Scientists initially played a credible take on the melodic punk/power pop sound of the day. But by the early 1980s, the revamped quartet had reinvented itself with a distinctly darker, swamp-noise approach that would prove a key touchstone for the punk blues genre that followed. The group has been name-checked by Sonic Youth, the White Stripes, Nick Cave, Jon Spencer, Mudhoney, and others for their inspiration.
Here’s a Scientists signature track, 1984’s “Solid Gold Hell”:
The Scientists will perform with Easy Action (AKA Negative Approach) and at the Root Cellar in Greenfield, Massachusetts, on October 11 at 8pm. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (413) 773-3290.