The most influential grindcore album ever and the release that kick started Earache Records complete with unreleased tracks (CD only). Originally released in 1987, 'Scum' is celebrating 25 years of influence on punk, grindcore, death metal and all sorts in between - just like the Earache label itself, which is 25 years old in 2012.
The CD version of this release includes for the first time ever the original 'rough mix' of the album, complete with all original ad libs, intros and atmosphere - exactly as the album was recorded at the time.
These bonus tracks give the listener the chance to hear how extreme music history was created, as it happened, and provide a fascinating insight into the primitive but ultimately devastating recording of this seminal record.
The CD version comes housed in a digipak sleeve. Limited edition vinyl pressing also available.
Napalm Death have long been noted as one of the key influences on extreme musically generally, and are still active today. They released 10 albums on Earache, and 1 DVD, as well as countless EP's.
The varying line up of 'Scum' - the album is in fact made up of two recordings played by different members - went on to spawn other successful performers and bands:
Mick Harris later formed the industrial/ambient act Scorn as well as various other electronic projects. Justin Broadrick played with Head of David before forming Godflesh. He currently plays in Jesu and recently reformed Godflesh. Nick Bullen later formed Scorn with Mick Harris and has lately returned to making music. Lee Dorrian formed Cathedral whom he fronts to this day, as well as performing on the Probot record with Dave Grohl. Bill Steer eventually focused on Carcass before forming Firebird, and is latterly a member of Gentleman's Pistols and Angel Witch. Shane Embury continues as the driving force of Napalm Death.
01. Multinational Corporations02. Instinct of Survival03. The Kill04. Scum05. Caught...in a Dream06. Polluted Minds07. Sacrificed08. Siege of Power09. Control10. Born On Your Knees11. Human Garbage12. You Suffer13. Life?14. Prison Without Walls15. Point of No Return16. Negative Approach17. Success?18. Deceiver19. C.S.20. Parasites21. Pseudo Youth22. Divine Death23. As the Machine Rolls On24. Common Enemy25. Moral Crusade26. Stigmatized27. M.A.D.28. Dragnet Bonus tracks (CD only):
'Scum' (Rough Mix)
29. Multinational Corporations30. Instinct of Survival31. The Kill32. Scum33. Caught...in a Dream34. Polluted Minds35. Sacrificed36. Siege of Power37. Control38. Born On Your Knees39. Human Garbage40. You Suffer41. Life?42. Prison Without Walls43. Point of No Return44. Negative Approach45. Success?46. Deceiver47. C.S.48. Parasites49. Pseudo Youth50. Divine Death51. As the Machine Rolls On52. Common Enemy53. Moral Crusade54. Stigmatized55. M.A.D.56. Dragnet