Mr. Science: 1978-1979
Mr. Science was a linchpin of the Indiana punk scene in the late 1970s and early '80s. As a member of Dow Jones and the Industrials, Science added a mass of bleeping, lurching technology to the roaring punk anthems. He was also the DIY engineer at Zounds Studios in West Lafayette -- where he recorded some of the state's classic punk/art records.
In 1978, Science -- also known as Brad Garton -- began writing twisted new/no wave songs on keyboards, Moog, Orchestron, organ, synthesizer and other newfangled instruments of the day. This 1978-79 EP compiles five songs that survived from that era -- four unreleased until now and available for the first time since their recording nearly 40 years ago.