Having established the blog in the last few weeks it’s time to devote slightly less time to it for a wee while. So instead of almost daily postings I’ll be aiming for one every two days (and they may even be shorter!).
Today’s track is by almost forgotten Scottish band Scars.
After a series of excellent singles they released an LP, ‘Author! Author!’ in 1981. Poppier than the early singles the LP is about to finally be reissued on the band’s on Pre VS label and is available from here.
Remastered and complete with additional singles and B-sides, guitarist Paul Research has been promising this release for some time and hopefully it will reach a wide audience this time around. It’s a great LP (even if there is a school of thought that it didn’t live up to the early singles) and anyone with an interest in post punk music really ought to own this.
Scars – Your Attention Please
Scars will appear on TOTP2 on BBC2 on Saturday 3rd March playing ‘All About You’ (the single from the LP) from an Old Grey Whistle Test appearance.
Strange but true – Scars were back (?) in the charts a couple of years ago when their ‘Horrorshow’ single (sadly not on the new CD) was used as the basis for Lemon Jelly’s ‘The Shouty Song’.
Lemon Jelly – The Shouty Song
And, yes, there is a Myspace (which includes ‘Horrorshow’!)
Buy the record. My cheque is almost in the post …