- Scratch Acid
Infobox musical artist
Name = Scratch Acid
Img_capt = David Wm. Sims, Rey Washam, Brett Bradford, David Yow
Img_size = 200
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Austin,
Noise rock Post-punk
Years_active = 1982–1987 + 2006 (reunion)
Label = Rabid Cat, Touch and Go
Rapeman The Jesus Lizard
David Yow David Wm. Sims Rey Washam Brett Bradford
Scratch Acid was an
Austin, Texas noise rockgroup formed in 1982. When they first began, their lineup was Steve Anderson (vocals), David Wm. Sims(guitar), Brett Bradford(guitar), David Yow(bass), and Rey Washam(drums). Anderson was kicked out of the band before the band ever recorded an album, prompting Yow to move to vocals and Sims to move to bass.
Scratch Acid's first two albums were released by Texas indie record label Rabid Cat, the third and final release, Berserker EP by
Touch and Go Records. A posthumous compilation CD entitled " The Greatest Gift", was released by Touch and Go Recordsin 1991.
After developing a reputation as a crazy, noisy punk band, Scratch Acid disbanded in
1987. According to the liner notes of "The Greatest Gift", the band members never received compensation from either Rabid Cat or Fundamental Records (who distributed their releases in Europe).
Brett Bradford went on to form Colorado punk band Great Caesar's Ghost. They disbanded in 1993.He also formed Sangre De Toro and played with Areola 51. Washam went on to perform with many other bands, including the Big Boys, Ministry,
Helios Creed, the Didjits, Lard, and Tad. In 1987, Sims and Washam joined Steve Albiniin the band Rapeman, which disbanded just before Sims reunited with Yow in 1989to form the Jesus Lizard.
All of the original members of the band appeared at Emo's nightclub in Austin on Sept. 2, 2006, and at the Touch and Go 25th anniversary celebration in
Chicago, Illinoison September 9, 2006. [http://www.touchandgorecords.com/links/tg25/] They played their third and final show of the brief reunion at Seattle's Showbox Theater on Saturday, September 16, playing twenty songs from their twenty-eight song (recorded) oeuvre before leaving the stage. Kurt Cobainof the popular grungeband Nirvana was a Scratch Acid fan, as seen in a photograph where Cobain wears a Scratch Acid t-shirt.In the movie About A SonKurt explained his liking for Scratch Acid in depth.
* [http://last.fm/group/Scratch+Acid/ Scratch Acid User Group at last.fm]
* [http://www.myspace.com/sacid Scratch Acid Official Profile at myspace.com]
* [http://www.tgrec.com/bands/album.php?id=420 Scratch Acid brief interview and performance of "Lay Screaming" at Touch and Go Records 25th Anniversary]
*MusicMatch Guide. " [http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/artist/artist.cgi?ARTISTID=363283&TMPL=LONG#bio] ". Retrieved September 30, 2005.
* [http://www.touchandgorecords.com/bands/band.php?id=66 Band profile at Touch and Go Records website]
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