This Is My Happy Hour (Birth Of The Scientists)

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This Is My Happy Hour (Birth Of The Scientists) - Vinyl Record

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Formed in the West Coast town of Perth, Australia in 1978, the sound of the Scientists contains the entire history of that other West Coast soundgrunge. Worshipped by the American indie scene of the early nineties and beyond, Kim Salmon actually allegedly coined the term grunge to define the Scientists own soundalthough the Scientists perhaps had more in common with the Cramps than Mudhoney. Although the band released their first single in 1979 (Frantic Romantic), this compilation focuses on the period from 1982-1984, after the band had set up camp in Sydney and established their signature soundbeginning with their 1982 breakthrough single (This Is My Happy Hour b/w Swampland) and their influential Blood Red River EP, and ending with the bands move to London in 1984.

This Is My Happy Hour
When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow
Set It On Fire
Blood Red River
The Spin
Solid Gold Hell
Murderess In A PUrple Dress
Backwards Man
Fire Escape

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