Scratchrock Volume X
Album #: 12
Recording Dates: 1995 – 1996
Release Date: 1999
I signed up at ITT Tech, but had eight months to kill. Working by night, I slaved away at unconventional pop music while the sun glistened. An experiment with the future Ms. Skroch was recorded. “The Monstrosity” was born.
Former Hidden art-boy ‘Saint’ Al formed Redneck Exorcist, and I joined them occasionally to rock out in their metalbilly style and odd psychedelic delay freakouts. I joined them live at Lounge Ax for a few tunes. Soon I started school, and the schedule crippled my recording efforts.
Five Track Sampler
Track 04 – Waiting For a Reason (MX Skroch) – Remember driving around when you were a teenager stalking that girl that just wouldn’t go for you? Those were sad days indeed. [Scratch on Vocals and All Instruments]
Track 06 – Runaway Fever (MX Skroch & Redneck Exorcist) – I join with Redneck Exorcist to form a dual-guitar powerhouse that ultimately sounds like the audio rendition of a drunken brawl. [Scratch on Guitar]
Track 08 – Grievance (MX Skroch & Ms. Skroch) – The words of Rush Limbaugh. The instrumentation of MX Skroch. The mellifluous voice of Ms. Skroch. [Scratch on All Instruments]
Track 10 – Virgin (MX Skroch) – This song really creeps me out, which is odd since I wrote it. Despite the seemingly menacing tenor of the lyrics this track journeys into some interesting musical directions. [Scratch on Vocals and All Instruments]
Track 12 – When I’m Drunk (MX Skroch) – The pleasures and pains of alcoholism don’t jibe well with maintaining friendships that are based on trust. I’m just sayin’. [Scratch on Vocals and All Instruments]