Scratch Acid (EP)

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Scratch Acid
EP by
RecordedJuly 1984 at Earth & Sky Studio, Austin, Texas
GenreNoise rock
LabelRabid Cat
ProducerStacey Cloud
Scratch Acid chronology
Scratch Acid
Just Keep Eating
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 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]

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

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Scratch Acid.

Side one
1."Cannibal"David YowDavid Yow2:24
2."Greatest Gift"Steve AndersonDavid Wm. Sims1:19
3."Monsters"David Wm. SimsDavid Wm. Sims3:54
4."Owner's Lament"David YowBrett Bradford4:39
Side two
1."She Said"David YowBrett Bradford, David Wm. Sims2:27
2."Mess"David YowBrett Bradford, David Wm. Sims, Rey Washam2:22
3."El Espectro"Scratch AcidScratch Acid3:39
4."Lay Screaming"David YowDavid Wm. Sims, David Yow2:47

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.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ a b Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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