The Scientists

The Scientists

Des Demonas, ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET

Wed, October 10, 2018

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$25.00

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This event is 21 and over

The Scientists
The Scientists
The Scientists went through many incarnations in their 9 year history but are remembered mostly for the lineup that existed from 1981 to 1985. Kim Salmon, Tony Thewlis, Boris Sujdovic and Brett Rixon together had the peculiar chemistry that produced the classics, Swampland, Happy Hour, the Blood Red River mini LP and We had Love. With a sound that was swampy, primal and modern-urban all at once - as much in the tradition of rock and roll and punk rock as it was a rejection of those things, the Scientists' formula was as universal as it was specific to their own experience.

Kim Salmon (vocals, guitar), Boris Sujdovic (bass, 1978, 1981-86), James Baker (drums, 1978-81), Roddy Ray'da (guitar, vocals, 1978-79), Dennis Byrne (bass, 1979), Ben Juniper (guitar, 1979-80), Ian Sharples (bass, 1979-81), Brett Rixon (drums, bass, 1981-85, 1987), Tony Thewlis (guitar, 1981-87), Richard Hertz (drums, 1985), Leanne Chock (drums, 1985-86), Rob Coyne (bass, 1986), Nick Combe (drums, 1986-87)
ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET
ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET
The Art Gray Noise Quintet was originally formed to play at the after party for a screening of the 'Color of Noise' which is Eric Robles movie about Amphetamine Reptile Records. Eric thought I had a functioning lineup of Lubricated Goat but I have officially ended playing under that name.If I had I'd have been the last Am Rep band still stupid enough, certainly not rich enough to attempt to function in New York.So,it was obvious i must assemble a super group of the finest noise Noise Rockers New York had to offer and knock the punters sox off at the party but just a one off,I was also determined to get the notoriously shyTom Hazelmeyer to jam at what was essentially a film honouring his achievments in the heady days of 90s Rock. My main man drummer"Bloody Rich" Hutchins was away,so I enlisted drummer Jay Jay Meraz who did a great job but is still pissedoff at me for having to abdicate the drummer's seat on Rich's return.Next I recruited Ryan Skelleton Boy,who just as LeadBelly was the King of the 12 string guitar,is himself the King of the two String Bass.Then came guitarist Andrea Sicco of Twin Guns,not only does this free me up when i'm singing,but when our guitars merge it forms a most piquant Aural Melange.Last but not least was Johhny Scuotto,who originally filled in on bass at one rehearsal yet is talented in so many ways that he was given carteblanche to do whatever he wanted thus he plays synthesizer and metal percusson,he also vies with Skelleton Boy for the title of skinniest man in New York. I christened the ensemble the Art Gray Noizz Quintet,having laboured under the name Stu for most of my life only to discover the much cooler name of Art was hiding on the end all along,a new name for a new band.Although the band was only going to play once,peopleseem to like this combination of people so much that they demanded we play more so we've decided to play occasionally when the right thing comes up.We have some great material some instrumental some choice covers and some,well come and see for yourselves......Cheers,Stu......I mean Art.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/