Scientists: You Only Live Twice


Karbon Records 1985.  KAR007


This is a request, but I can’t remember where from….

I don’t know much about The Scientists, other than their influence.  They were constantly being referred to by grunge outfits in the late 80s and early 90s – wikipedia specifically mentions Mudhoney but I remember there being others.  Curiosity roused, I bought this 7″ single (which it turns out is very rare) and the Blood Red River LP which I’ll get around to posting at some point.

This is a cover of the well known Nancy Sinatra Bond theme.  I’ve long grown tired of punk acts covering inappropriate songs; it was funny when I was 15, but not any more.  However this single really works – a cacophany of distorted guitars with Cramps style vocals which fits the song better than you’d expect.

  1. Thanks for this. Not heard yet as still downloading, but it’s my favourite ‘Bond song’ so all’s good.

  2. Re-upped

  3. And again….

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