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Friday, December 5, 2014

The Scars, from the Dave Sez collection

The Scars appeared on the "Fast Product-Mutant Pop" collection which was in with the big batch of stuff we posted from Dave Sez the other day......he has been generous enough to also share the follwoing works from the Scars, can't wait to listen to this one myself as the comp tracks were awesome!


Scars - "Live and Demos", and extras 1978-81
From the Dave Sez archive, the promising Edinburgh new wave band that sadly never made it but left us one classic punk-era album. This is all I have that's not from that. Full text and artwork of their vinyls included. A+ @275-300.
Robert King - vocals
Paul Research - lead guitar
John Mackie - bass
Calumn Mackay - drums
Demos, probably 1978:
Hopeless Romantic
Romance By Mail
Peel sessions, 1980 and 1981:
Turn Me On - Peel 20.05.81
Remember Me - Peel 20.05.81
Je T'aime le Mort - Peel 20.02.80
Author Author - Peel 20.02.80
Live, probably in Groningen, Holland 1981:
All about you
Je T'aime le Mort
Leave Me in the Autumn
Scars Extras
The missing Peel session tracks and one more live A+ @ 128-160 kbps. A gift for the great - go check it out!
She's Alive - Peel 20.02.80 @ 128
So Strange - Peel 20.02.80 @ 128
Vanishing - Peel 20.05.81 @ 128
They Came and Took Me - Peel 20.05.81 @ 128
Remember Me - live Groningen NL 1981 @ 160


check comment section for the link, and once again thanks to my good pal Dave Sez!

artwork included with the link!



  2. Impressed to see Scars getting noticed. The 7 inch is a classic, however Scars had a second phase, with the album "Author,Author"!_Author!_%28album%29
    Included on the album was a cover of "Silver Dream Machine" by David Essex, and a setting of the Peter Porter Poem "Your Attention Please" to music. Somewhere I have it in cassette, but well worth seeking out.

  3. @dchughes62:Thanks for the recommendation, didn't know about "SDM" being a David essex cover. The text of Porter's "Your Attention Please" and also "A Consumer’s Report", another mid-1970s poem that could have inspired the Gang of Four, are in the full text with the download. For the only Scars album, "Author! Author!", see the comments to the post of the Fast LP. Cheers, Dave Sez.

  4. SDM was taken from Silver Dream Racer, 1980 David Essex movie IMDB -

  5. Scars also covered a Cockney Rebel song, "Psychomodo". Love this band! Thank you, Sir Sez.

  6. Sir Sez - duly flattered, jonder! Cheers, Dave Sez.

  7. And ta dchughes62 for the info! Cheers, Dave Sez.

  8. Badass reunion footage of Scars in Edinburgh, 2010:

  9. Ta, jonder! Cheers, Dave Sez.