SCOUT / FREEMASONRY
SPLIT LP

LUNCHBOX

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UPC: 020543007397
Label: LUNCHBOX
Format: LP
Release Date: January 1, 1995
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"Car Vs. Driver played with Scout more than any other band during its existence, probably because our bass player was the older brother of their drummer. They were a band that definitely needed repeat listenings and shows to fully appreciate, as their music and presentation were so dense and layered it would be difficult for the casual observer to comprehend. One thing that was nice about their recordings is that they would always provide explanations for each of their songs, which cut through a lot of the abstractness and ambiguity and gave the songs a clear, deeper meaning. So few bands actually do this, so it is nice when a band lays it out like this, and this is a band that definitely benefited from this approach. Their songs had many noisy parts where the lyrics were spoken and buried in the sound, their song titles were cryptic, their drummer did most of the singing, and their songs were usually these huge orchestrated opuses that could sometimes sound like 5 or 6 songs put together. It was an overwhelming experience to see them play, but when we would tour with them, I would get into a groove and really start getting into their music. "

"Freemasonry in my opinion was the best band that ever existed in Atlanta. I will just put it on the table right there. They took the power of a John Reis band (e.g. Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu), and combined it with the melodic elements of post-punk bands like Jawbox to make such an amazing mix of power and melody. This was a combination you got sometimes in bands like Naked Raygun, for example, but in this case sounded completely different. Sarge, the singer/guitarist had a great voice that was powerful, melodic and completely original. The dude was also one of the funniest guys I have ever met. I remember going to see them play a show in Andy Stivers’ basement, and he told me that "anything was okay in moderation" ­ yeah thanks for the tip Sarge. Bruce, the second guitarist, had a guitar sound that was unbelievable ­ especially when matched with Sarge’s guitar. Kip’s drumming might not be the most versatile out there, but it was solid and 100% Freemasonry, and was perfect for the music they played." - James Joyce

Songs:

SIDE A: Scout

  1. Past Perfect Tense
  2. Mute Bastard Lesson
  3. Two Inch Rule
  4. Parallax
  5. Bookmobile of Apathetic Propaganda
  6. Eljer
SIDE B: Freemasonry

  1. Freemissionary Style
  2. If It Isn't One Thing, It's Another
  3. Liberation
  4. Barrel
  5. Heat Sink City
  6. Center For Disease Control
  7. Easy
  8. Everyday


Pressing info:

1st pressing: 1000 copies on black vinyl with printed zine/booklet. Some later copies have xeroxed booklets when we ran out.

 

Members:

      Scout:
Scott Wishart - drums, vocals
Erv Lockett - guitar
Theo Witsell - bass
Tim O'Brien - guitar
Lewis Lovely - bass on Eljer

      Freemasonry:
Chris "Sarge" Thompson - guitar, vocals
Marcus Womack - bass
Bruce Bohannon - guitar
Kip Thomas - drums

 


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