Pigfuck Redux: Scratch Acid Reunites

 

David Yow just can’t
keep a good band down for long!

 

By Fred Mills

 

For those of us in the trenches during the early/mid ‘80s, Austin’s Scratch Acid was,
along with fellow skronk-psych-noize the Butthole Surfers and Killdozer, a
wholly memorable foray into sonic pigfuck. (Look it up.)They burned brightly,
if fetidly, issuing a pair of powerhouse albums for the Rabid Cat label plus an
EP on Touch & Go, then broke up in ’87, with guitarist David Sims and vocalist
David Yow going on to form the Jesus Lizard a couple of years later.

 

“Mary Had A Little Drug Problem”

 

 

 

 

You all know the Jesus Lizard story of course. Meanwhile, in
2006 Scratch Acid got back together to play three shows, including the Touch
& Go 25th reunion bash. More recently word came out that all
four original members – Yow, Sims, Rey Washam, Brett Bradford – would be
reuniting
once more in December to play the Jeff Mangum-curated All Tomorrow’s
Parties festival in England, and now comes word that the are also going to do a
short national tour, with 6 dates in November than 3 more in December. Yow
announced the news at his Facebook page, which given Yow’s work as a visual
artist
is a lot of fun in itself. See the itinerary below.

 

Essential listening: 1991 posthumous collection The Greatest Gift.

 

Tour Dates:

 

 

  November 1 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
November 2 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
November 4 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
November 5 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
November 7 New York City, NY – Webster Hall
November 9 Boston, MA – Paradise
November 10 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
November 11 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
November 12 Chicago, IL – Metro
November 13 Louisville, KY – Cropped Out Festival
December 8 Dallas, TX – Trees
December 9 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
December 10 Austin, TX – Emo’s East
December 13 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
December 14 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
December 16 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
December 17 Seattle, WA – Neumos

 

[Photo by Niles
J. Fuller/via Touch & Go]

 

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