SCRATCH MY NOSE PLAYERS ON ‘SCREW’
Tusk. Mc Karaoke Vox, Kazoo, 2 String Acoustic Guitar, Uncle Pete’s Toy Keyboard, 30 cm Big Banana Souvenir Ruler, Panasonic 70’s Tape Recorder and Telephone Answering Machine.
Toots. Mc Karaoke Vox, Out of Tune Airline Guitar, Balloons, 3 in One Stereo, David Cassidy record collection, TDK D90 Blank cassette, Romper Room Toy Drum and Tascam 4-Track.
Stu Brown. Deep Throat.
SCRATCH MY NOSE ‘SCREW’ REVIEWS
Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) - "Wild. Unlike anything I have heard really"
'Screw' review - Carlos M Pozo (Angbase 3 - Fall 1998) - 45 tracks, 76 minutes of crazy (mentally disturbed-style crazy) sped up nonsense, like a noise-karaoke mix of Haanatrash/Boredoms, Ween, Butthole Surfers, Happy Flowers, and maybe, the more scatological moments of the Tall Dwarfs. Yes, they are quite aggravating, but that Aussie accented charm is perhaps more difficult to resist than the (most comparable) Happy Flowers dirty American shriek. Tracks 24 to 27 hit some sort of surreal/psychedelic deranged peak, and manage to evoke the more musically worthy idea of the 2nd LP Red Crayola or mayo-era Pere Ubu backed by the Firesign Theatre. What is 'toilet ping pong' exactly?
‘Screw’ review - Barcode the World #16 (Aug/Sept 1998) - ‘I can’t believe this is the same Scratch My Nose that used to entertain me on long trips when I eagerly searched and read their provocatively sly graffiti along Parramatta Rd. Over an hour of useable samples here. Like a Chipmunk / Residents / Vocabularnist / Zappa intersection head on. Great song titles, bad humour, funny sounds and an out of control to spread their message of zaniness. Fun with a Capital F!’
‘Screw’ review - Ujaku #6 (Winter 1999) - “This is truly a deranged recording dripping with bad humour and is pretty much unlike anything else I’ve heard”.
‘Screw’ review – Sadness in the Sky #6 (1999) - ‘Screw is a large buncha ‘bites’ which jerk, squeal, scream and blurt out blood and butt jokes, all recorded on a Tascam 4-track recorder. Odd, weird and more weird’