Harem Scarem formed in the mid 1980's in Melbourne.
Their first release was the Dogman EP in 1984, followed by 1986's Pilgrim's Progress album. During this time Harem Scarem were cementing their status as a ferocious and powerful live outfit, with consistently killer live reviews.
As a result of all of these live performances Harem Scarem became dubbed ‘the new Cold Chisel’ – they were the next big thing - they were going to rule the world. Blah, blah blah. But then all of a sudden they were gone.
Lead singer Christopher Marshall left to join the ivory towers of academia, Harmonica player Chris Wilson struck out on his own, Barry Palmer and Peter Jones went on to play in Hunters and Collectors and Crowded House respectively, and Charlie Marshall kept the Harem Scarem moniker flying for one more album before pressing reboot with the Body Electric.
Like all the best things in life it seems, Harem Scarem were long gone before they got stale.
Laneway Music is proud to be making their catalogue available once again.