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Wednesday, 4 June 2008

SCORPIO RISING - Live in Stevenage 18/5/91


In the wake of The Stone Roses, Charlatans, Inspiral Carpets etc redefining the indie guitar sound into something called ‘baggy’ during the early 90's along came a long line of chancers that never stood a chance in the cut throat music biz, where for some 15 minutes meant 10 minutes, a shame because Scorpio Rising were more than chancers they were a bloody good band that deserved more than they got. A phenomenal live outfit, who played in Stevenage several times always going down well with everyone from bikers to punks and dance music fans. They had an infectious sound with funk influenced bass lines, dancey backbeats and heavy often psychedelic sounding Stooges/MC5 style guitars swirling around, more raging on than raving on. Great fucking stuff ! But hey don’t just take my word for it, check out this live recording from the mixing desk of when they first played at Bowes Lyon House. Chop, chop, click, click! What ya waiting for.

2 comments:

Simon said...

This is a fantastic post, thank you. Scorpio Rising were from Birkenhead, my home town, I saw them live over 40 times but never had a live recording. This will bring back so many fantastic memories.

Do you have anything else by them that you could post?

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