Star Scene: Kim Salmon – The Scientists

September 25, 2017 Maryanne Window

As a founding member of The Scientists, guitarist in Beasts of Bourbon, as a solo singer songwriter fronting The Surrealists and STM and later as a duo with Ron Peno in Darling Downs, Kim Salmon has had an enormous impact on music both in Australia and around the world. A pioneer of the Perth punk scene, it was The Scientists that brought his art to the forefront and the band have been credited as having a definite influence on the emergence of the grunge movement that rose to prominence in Seattle in the early ’90s. From Perth, to Sydney, to London, The Scientists continually evolved and crossed musical genres from post – punk, power pop to swampy blues and beyond. […]