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SCARS (Buy CDs by this artist)
Author! Author! (UK Pre) 1981
Author! Author! EP (UK Stiff) 1981

If this Scottish band's post-psychedelia didn't lean so far toward pomp-rock, its highly melodic writing would be vastly more infectious. Ho-hum words and a disconcerting tendency to sound like early-'70s Alice Cooper don't help; fully fleshed-out production of a colorful guitar-based sound and the band's own bravura do. The EP features three from the album plus an extra song that shows the Scars' best side.

[Mark Fleischmann]