Powertrane with Tek and Asheton, Scientists head revival of Grown Up Wrong label
This could be the best news fans of raw and real rock and roll will hear this year: Esteemed Australian label Grown Up Wrong - th forerunner of Dogmeat Records - is back in business. Owner David Laing is kicking off with a bang with two killer releases to get the ball rolling (again.)
First is a fantastic collection of primarily live recordings from the original Perth-based line-ups of The Scientists - back when James Baker of Victims/Hoodoo Gurus was still drumming for them. "Not For Sale: LIve 1978/79" is an archival set of recordings from the band's ragged powerpop days when they sounded like a collision between the Flamin' Groovies and The New York Dolls.
The second release is a reissue – with extra tracks, and for the first time on vinyl – of a rare 2002 live album called “Ann Arbor Revival Meeting” by Scott Morgan's Powertrane with Deniz Tek and Ron Asheton.
"The majority of this Scientists stuff was recorded in between 'Frantic Romantic' and 'Last night' and leaves the pink album in the dust," Dave says. "It includes some killer unreleased originals including my fave 'Kinda Girl'.
"It also includes a ’78 recording session that includes their rarely heard 10+ minutes Velvets-inspired opus 'Baby You’re Not For Sale'
"Annr Arbor Revival Meeting" was originally released by US label Real O Mind and comes from a show recorded at The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor.
Dave Laing: "This is the ultimate Detroit/Sydney summit – members of Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, the Stooges and Radio Birdman – and I reckon one of the great live albums ever. The energy levels on this thing are incredible."
Go here for more information and tracklistings and watch for killer stuff from Sydney legends The Lipstick Killers and The Hard-ons next.