MUSO AVOIDS THE NU­CLEAR OP­TION

WOULD-BE SCI­EN­TIST GOT THE ROCK BUG

Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE -

DE­SPITE the name of his new sin­gle, Kim Salmon is any­thing but a burnt-out mu­si­cian.

The West Aus­tralian Mu­sic In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion Hall of Fame in­ductee orig­i­nally as­pired to be a nu­clear physi­cist, be­fore the al­lure of rock ’n’ roll swayed him to change paths.

Now known as ‘The God­fa­ther of Grunge’, Salmon has had a fin­ger in many pies, found­ing the Sci­en­tists and play­ing a part in the Beasts of Bour­bon, Kim Salmon & the Sur­re­al­ists, Salmon, The Busi­ness, Pre­cious Jules, An­tenna, Run­aways and The Dar­ling Downs.

De­spite how big he has be­come on the mu­sic scene, Salmon said mu­sic got into him, not the other way around.

“It didn’t hap­pen un­til I turned 13, I got in­fected and have never been cured,” he said. “I think my teenage hor­mones must’ve made me sus­cep­ti­ble.

“It’s more of a com­pul­sion for me than some­thing I do for en­joy­ment, but that said, I do enjoy an aw­ful, aw­ful lot about making mu­sic.

“When you make some­thing your life though, you need to ex­pect some heartache and hard slog along the jour­ney. How­ever I be­lieve there’s fun to be had lis­ten­ing to my mu­sic.”

Now on the solo route, Salmon has re­leased his first sin­gle Al­ready Turned Out Burned Out from his up­com­ing al­bum My Script.

In a treat for lo­cal mu­sic lovers, he will be per­form­ing at Mo­jos Bar this Thurs­day with the help of Mau­rice Flavel’s In­ten­sive Care and Kitchen Peo­ple.

He said he tried not to have expectatio­ns about his show.

“Expectatio­ns can ob­scure when some­thing cool and un­planned hap­pens,” he said.

“I think of ev­ery per­for­mance as a sal­vage job; the per­former is al­ways im­pro­vis­ing with what­ever cir­cum­stance throws up at them to fash­ion into a per­for­mance.

“If you wanna be en­ter­tained and chal­lenged and get your rocks off and some­thing more than a sore head the next morn­ing, I think I’ve picked up a few tricks along the way and I think I’m a good bet for the evening.”

It’s more of a com­pul­sion for me than some­thing I do for en­joy­ment, but that said, I do enjoy an aw­ful, aw­ful lot about making mu­sic

Kim Salmon.

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