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Scientists - Hey Sydney

Scientists - Hey Sydney
The Scientists are one of those of bands. Many things to many different people - Power Pop to those that got in early. Post punk experimentalism in their heady Sydney years. Blues Garage to some, Grunge Progenitors to others. Sleaze rock to those that wanted it, Psych Rock to others.

Truth is they’re all these things and none at once.
They left their hometown Perth in the Early 80s and conquered the Sydney underground, usurping the defunct but beloved Radio Birdman to whom they bore no resemblance. Their indie hit Swampland still reverberates worldwide from that time. Their album Blood Red River set a benchmark in god knows what…but definitely something.

They travelled to London and continued to garner praise and fascination as they spread their mysterious vibes throughout the UK and the continent riding high in the indie charts all the while.

Then in ’87 they were gone!

Or were they? Since the end of 2017 they’ve released 9 songs in 7” and 12” single format. Had a highly successful European tour and two sold out US tours. They just got to # on Californian radio station KVDS 90.3 FM.

Still a mystery?


About this track...

With its Syd Barrett like lyrics, its John Lydon like vocal delivery and the repetition of its title as the main motif, ‘Hey Sidney’ could be equally about Syd Barrett, Sid Vicious or the beloved City from whence the Scientists began their ascent to title holders ‘the Godfathers of Grunge’. Constantly changing key it breaks yet retains the Scientific formula.

Other tracks by Scientists: Wot's This Game
Number Of People In Act 4 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In VIC
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Melbourne
Taken From The Release Titled 9H20 Si02
Copyright Holder's Name Scientists
Publisher Scientists
Media Servicing Date 2019-06-18
Main Genre Rock
Genre 2 Grunge
Genre 3 Garage
Genre 4 Pop
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
Artist Official Web Site
Artist Social Network Page
Online Store Page 1
Content Provider RiSH Publicity