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The Scientists

A Place Called Bad

With a sound that was swampy, primal and modern-urban all at once—as much in the tradition of rock n’ 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. The themes of getting wasted, driving around in hotted-up cars, being trapped in crap jobs, and paranoia were their subject matter. Machine throb bass and drums with jagged car-wreck guitars were their modus operandi. Fitting into no place or time they spurned all but the most rudimentary and elemental of rock structures to create a sound all their own.

Quadruple CD includes their complete studio recordings, live recordings, and a previously unissued set from Adelaide UniBar, plus dozens of previously unpublished photographs, discography, and fold out Perth Punk family tree. Double LP version boils the box down to 22 essentials, plus unpublished photographs, discography, and fold out Perth Punk family tree.

  • 2xLP

    2 140g LPs or black & white haze LPs
    1 2-pocket gatefold tip-on LP jacket with uncoated paper
    1 24-page 11" x 11" saddle-stitched book on uncoated paper

Track List

  1. The Scientists Hell Beach
  2. The Scientists If It's The Last Thing I Do
  3. The Scientists Bad Priest
  4. The Scientists Demolition Derby
  5. The Scientists It Came Out Of The Sky
  6. The Scientists Atom Bomb Baby
  7. The Scientists Go Baby Go
  8. The Scientists Psycho Cook Supreme
  9. The Scientists Lead Foot
  10. The Scientists Murderess In A Purple Dress
  11. The Scientists Temple of Love
  12. The Scientists You Only Live Twice
  13. The Scientists Human Jukebox
  14. The Scientists Shine
  15. The Scientists Distortion
  16. The Scientists Place Called Bad
  17. The Scientists Hungry Eyes
  18. The Scientists Braindead
  19. The Scientists It Must Be Nice
  20. The Scientists This Is My Happy Hour [Live at Adelaide UniBar]
  21. The Scientists Fire Escape [Live at Adelaide UniBar]
  22. The Scientists When Worlds Collide [Live at Adelaide UniBar]
  23. The Scientists Raver [Live at Adelaide UniBar]
  24. The Scientists The Spin [Live at Adelaide UniBar]
  25. The Scientists Clear Spot [Live at Adelaide UniBar]
  26. The Scientists Rev Head [Live at Adelaide UniBar]
  27. The Scientists Set It On Fire [Live at Adelaide UniBar]
  28. The Scientists Burn Out [Live at Adelaide UniBar]
  29. The Scientists This Life of Yours [Live at Adelaide UniBar]
  30. The Scientists Solid Gold Hell [Live at Adelaide UniBar]
  31. The Scientists Blood Red River [Live at Adelaide UniBar]
  32. The Scientists Don't Lie To Me [Live at The Loft]
  33. The Scientists Have You Seen My Baby?
  34. The Scientists Melodramatic Touch [Live at Storey Hall]
  35. The Scientists Slow Death [Live at Storey Hall]
  36. The Scientists Strangers In The Night [Live at The Sydney Uni]
  37. The Scientists I've Had It [Live at Le Tote]
  38. The Scientists Gonna Make You [Live at The Prince Of Wales Hotel]
  39. The Scientists When Worlds Collide [Live at Sydney Trade Union Club]
  40. The Scientists Ghost Train [Live at The Prince Of Wales Hotel]
  41. The Scientists The Other Place [1985 flexi disc]
  42. The Scientists She Cracked [1985 flexi disc]
  43. The Scientists Frantic Romantic
  44. The Scientists Shake Together Tonight
  45. The Scientists Last Night
  46. The Scientists Bet Ya Lyin' (Slink City Lee)
  47. The Scientists It's For Real
  48. The Scientists Pissed On Another Planet
  49. The Scientists Shadows Of The Night
  50. The Scientists Girl
  51. The Scientists I'm Looking For You
  52. The Scientists She Says She Loves Me
  53. The Scientists Sorry Sorry Sorry
  54. The Scientists That Girl
  55. The Scientists High Noon
  56. The Scientists Teenage Dreamer
  57. The Scientists Another Sunday
  58. The Scientists Walk The Plank
  59. The Scientists Larry
  60. The Scientists Making A Scene
  61. The Scientists It'll Never Happen Again
  62. The Scientists This Is My Happy Hour
  63. The Scientists Swampland
  64. The Scientists We Had Love
  65. The Scientists Clear Spot
  66. The Scientists When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow
  67. The Scientists Burnout
  68. The Scientists The Spin
  69. The Scientists Rev Head
  70. The Scientists Set It On Fire
  71. The Scientists Blood Red River
  72. The Scientists Nitro
  73. The Scientists Solid Gold Hell
  74. The Scientists I Cried No Tears
  75. The Scientists Crazy Heart
  76. The Scientists This Life Of Yours
  77. The Scientists Backwards Man
  78. The Scientists The Wall
  79. The Scientists Raver
  80. The Scientists Fire Escape