Scratch Acid (EP)

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Scratch Acid
EP by Scratch Acid
Released 1984
Recorded July 1984 at Earth & Sky Studio, Austin, Texas
Genre Noise rock
Length 21:48
Label Rabid Cat
Producer Stacey Cloud
Scratch Acid chronology
Scratch Acid
Just Keep Eating
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Scratch Acid is the self-titled debut by the Austin, Texas noise rock band Scratch Acid. It was only released on vinyl, but now can be found as the first 8 tracks on the compilation album The Greatest Gift.

Kurt Cobain consistently put the album in his "favorite albums" lists in his Journals.[2][3][4]

Although it sold very poorly when it was first released and is still virtually unknown in the mainstream, it is regarded as a very influential record in the noise rock genre.[citation needed]

Scratch Acid reached #26 in the UK Indie Chart.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Scratch Acid.

Side one
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Cannibal" David Yow David Yow 2:24
2. "Greatest Gift" Steve Anderson David Wm. Sims 1:19
3. "Monsters" David Wm. Sims David Wm. Sims 3:54
4. "Owner's Lament" David Yow Brett Bradford 4:39
Side two
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "She Said" David Yow Brett Bradford, David Wm. Sims 2:27
2. "Mess" David Yow Brett Bradford, David Wm. Sims, Rey Washam 2:22
3. "El Espectro" Scratch Acid Scratch Acid 3:39
4. "Lay Screaming" David Yow David Wm. Sims, David Yow 2:47

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1984) Peak
UK Indie Chart 26[5]


Scratch Acid
Production and additional personnel


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Scratch Acid". Allmusic. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Cobain, Kurt (2012). Journals. Riverhead Books. ISBN 978-1-57322-232-7. 
  3. ^ "Top 50 by Nirvana [MIXTAPE]". Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Cross, Gaar, Gendron, Martens, Yarm (2013). Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History. p. 24. ISBN 978-0-7603-4521-4. 
  5. ^ a b Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. 

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