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Lush album


Release Date 1989
Released29 years (approx) ago
Performer Lush
Miki Berenyi, Rennes, avril 1990

About Scar

Scar is the debut mini album by the English alternative rock band Lush. It was released on 9 October 1989 on 4AD. Originally intended to be a three-track single release, Scar was produced by John Fryer and the band themselves and recorded at London's Blackwing Studios in 1989. Lush were the subject of considerable attention from the British music press, including NME and Melody Maker, around the time of Scar. The mini album was met with critical acclaim upon release, particularly for its shoegazing style and its unusual songwriting arrangements. Scar's material drew comparisons to several fellow independent artists, including My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth and Cocteau Twins. In support of its release, Lush toured with Pale Saints and Loop, performing a dozen dates on the UK university circuit. Scar was also a moderate commercial success for 4AD, selling over 15,000 copies in its first four months of release and peaking at No. 3 on the UK Independent Albums Chart. It was reissued as part of the compilation album Gala—Scar's original working title—in November 1990.

Extra Info

Producer John Fryer
Record label 4AD
Followed by Mad Love