Saturday, March 20, 2010

Scars - Adultery/Horrorshow

Great song with a brilliant scratchy guitar over gnarly bass . A great double A-side from 79. They never seemed to reach the heights attained by this early single (with its other track 'Horrorshow' a nadsat inspired homage to the Clockwork Orange movie) but never mind - this is genius enough for one band. We saw this Scottish group (who were on Fast when this single was out but then signed to Pre I think) a while after but it was a bit of a disappointment - they had another good single or two ('They came and took her') and 'All About You' but they had lost their bite somehow. Shame. One of the best 45s of the post punk era.