I stumbled across this bootleg SCIENTISTS single many years ago & reckoned it was an official release, all the more so when I took it home and promptly christened it one of the top Scientists records ever, right up there with â€œBlood Red Riverâ€ and â€œThis Heart Doesnâ€™t Run On Blood….â€. â€œThereâ€™s a Monster in Meâ€, the song, is among this early/mid-80s Australian groupâ€™s high-water marks â€“ total screeching swampland gutter blues â€“ and why it never made it to an official release is a mystery for the ages & the sages. The B-side is a barely-different version of â€œYou Only Live Twiceâ€, but it wasnâ€™t anything special so Iâ€™m refraining from posting it here. Friends who saw the Scientists last year in England at the All Tomorrowâ€™s Parties fest reported that it was like a 1983 Perth punk rock picnic come to life, like 20-some-odd years hadnâ€™t passed or nothinâ€™. And whatâ€™s this I hear about the BEASTS OF BOURBON touring the US this year?
Anyway â€“ dig this squealing bit of god noise, and let me know what you think.
Download THE SCIENTISTS â€“ â€œThereâ€™s A Monster In Meâ€ (from bootleg 45)