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Scars (originally known as The Scars) were a post-punk band that hailed from Edinburgh, Scotland, and were a part of that city’s bustling music scene of the late 70s - early 80s. They released number of 7“‘s from 1979 - 1981 and in 1981 they released their one and only album Author! Author!

Fronted by Robert King and featuring Paul Research on lead guitar, John Mackie on bass, and Calumn Mackay on drums, the band’s original sound was angular and offset with a dance-based rhythm section, as evidenced by their 1979 single for Fast Product “Horrorshow”/”Adult/ery”. The band’s popular set-closing song “Your Attention Please” appeared as a free gold flexi-disc in the third edition of the influential London-based style magazine i-D. This aforementioned song would later be included in the band’s 1981 (and sole) album Author! Author!, but in the meantime the group maintained an ever-mounting momentum and attention via singles releases and constant touring, and soon they were noticed by John Peel. Peel invited the band to record two of his legendary Sessions, once in February 1980 and another in May 1981.

By the time the band started recording Author! Author!, their sound had matured from being rough and aggressive to something more melodic. From that album sprang perhaps the most recognizable Scars song out there, “All About You”, which was the only single launched directly from that album. Calumn Mackay left Scars the year prior to the album’s release, so Steve McLaughlin took over drumming duties for the band at around this time.

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