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The Scientists: Larry

Buy at Sorry State

I've been on a huge Scientists kick lately. There are so many tracks from this early era of the band (i.e. before they went "swampy" and when they shared a drummer with the great, underrated Victims), but lately I've been kind of fixated on "Larry." The bubbly, Undertones-esque melodies are right up my alley, and the lyrics are great too. There's a consistent theme of escapism in the lyrics on this first Scientists LP (see also, for instance, "High Noon"), but at the moment, at least, "Larry" is my favorite articulation of that theme. 

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  • Great to hear this music again. Brings me back to year 8, 1985 when I was trying to find an alternative to top 40 music and I came across this record at Exposure Records in Cotham Rd, Kew, Melbourne. I had heard their swampy music on 3PBS but I instantly felt connected to and fell in love with this pop ‘n’ roll with lyrics about alienation.


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