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Scar Tissue 1997

HISTORY

Scar Tissue emerged from California's goth/industrial scene in 1990 and was alternately labeled "power electro", "tribal industrial" and other adjective combinations exposing them as not fitting into a particular sub-genre. They gained a loyal following for their broad stylistic scope as well as for their entertaining live shows which were drastically different from the "two guys twiddling knobs" phenomenon common in the electronic industrial genre.
 
The band released three CDs on 21st Circuitry Records (distributed by Caroline Records) and appeared on numerous compilations throughout the 1990s. Most of Scar Tissue's live performances were in California, but they toured the United States three times: once as a headliner with opening band Luxt, and twice as the opening act for 16 Volt. When 21st Circuitry's assets were bought by Metropolis Records, the Scar Tissue CD inventory was trashed. Those original releases are now available only through used CD outlets (click here to view Amazon's Scar Tissue page) but fans can still access all the band's music by making a friendly request through this site.

In the first few years of the new century, Scar Tissue continued creating music under the name Form/Alkaline. A variety of CDRs were sold over the internet and at live shows from 1999 to 2003, but there were no releases under this name on any record label. This material is available as the Scar Tissue album "Form/Alkaline". As of 2011, the band has released two more albums of dark 
electronics: "Potential" and "Obscurity".

Steve Watkins & Philip Caldwell, the primary Scar Tissue members, continue to write, record and perform individually, together, and with other projects.


FACTOIDS


OLD REVIEWS
CDs:
Jason Troy's analysis of the 3 Scar Tissue CDs released on 21st Circuitry - rec.music.industrial
Sonic-Boom's reviews of Scar Tissue's original demo tape and the Rebuild, TMOTD, Separator CDs.
Last Sigh's reviews of Rebuild, TMOTD, Separator, and one of the early Form/Alkaline CDR releases.

 

Live Shows:
1997 - Cycon Festival review by Kim Alexander of Last Sigh @ Phantasy Club, Lakewood, OH
1997 - postings to rec.music.industrial - Scar Tissue opens for Noisex @ The Fenix, Seattle, WA

 

ARCHIVE DISCOGRAPHY
NOTE: A CD called "An Uncensored Biography of Nine Inch Nails" credits some songs to "Scar Tissue". That's not us.
All Scar Tissue albums are now available at http://scartissue.bandcamp.com.

Full length releases (21st Circuitry Records)
Separator (1996)
TMOTD (1997)
Rebuild (1998)
 
 
Form/Alkaline (CDRs 1999 - 2003)

 
 
Demo Tapes (1992 - 1994)


Compilation appearances:
Date
Compilation
Song
Label
1991
Torture Tech Overdrive
CDB
If It Moves... / Cleopatra
1992
Gargula Mecanica
Barricade
Simbiose Records
1993
Rivet Head Culture
Cold (Insight)
If It Moves...
1995
Mind / Body Compilation Volume 2 (double CD)
Failure
Atomic Novelties
1995
The Best Of Mind / Body (single CD)
Failure
Fifth Colvmn Records
1996
21st Circuitry Shox
Stance
21st Circuitry Records
1996
IN 13 - Fifth Anniversary Issue
Our Disease
IndustrialnatioN Magazine
1997
Dark Techno One / Nine-Nine
Syne (Stability Mix)
Quantum Loop
1997
Digital Wings 1
Powerclone
The Cyberden
1997
Newer Wave
Destination Unknown (cover)
21st Circuitry Records
1997
The Glory of Destruction (appears as Alkaline)
Fazemast v1.0
Catastrophe Records
1998
21st Circuitry Shox 2
Alias
21st Circuitry Records
1998
New Violent Breed
Crashtime
COP International
1998
Newer Wave 2.0
88 Lines About 44 Women (cover)
21st Circuitry Records
1998
Sounds From The Asylum 1
Crashtime
Base Asylum