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Scratch Acid & Anatomy of Habit played Metro

“Going from a Polish restaurant playing Michael Bolton to the Metro to hear Scratch Acid. May need moonshine to ease the transition.” – Michelle Osburn

Scratch Acid @ Metro 11/12/2011 (photo by Amanda Clifford)

The recently reunited Scratch Acid toured through Chicago this weekend, tagging Metro on Saturday night (11/12).

“The Metro was pretty full when the members of Scratch Acid walked out on stage. They took their places and opened with “Mary Had a Little Drug Problem” which was the best song on their third and final record, Berserker. It was a fast paced and energetic way to start of their set and the middle of the main floor immediately started bouncing up and down and into each other as everyone suddenly felt the need to try to get closer to David Yow as he flailed about as he sang and shouted andgurgled the lyrics to the song. The band sounded well-rehearsed and tight and Yow’s trademark vocals sounded as good as ever proving he still has the pipes. What else he also still has is energy as he rarely held still during the entire set. That song sounded so good that had they just played that and said “thank you, goodnight” it would have been worth whatever the price of admission was but thankfully the band had a fairly lengthy set list in store for the crowd that evening.

The band jumped backward two releases to their debut EP and played “Mess” and “El Espectro” back to back and they sounded just as good as the opener. Suddenly it didn’t feel like 2011 anymore, it felt like this was 1987 and everyone was witnessing Scratch Acid in their prime… [Examiner]

Anatomy of Habit were added as a last minute opener to the Chicago show.

Were you there? What did you think? Some videos from the show below….

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