Scratch Acid was an Austin, Texas noise rock group formed in 1982.
“I was so antisocial that I was almost insane,” said Cobain, of his teenage years, in a 1993 interview with Howl. “I felt so different and so crazy that people just left me alone. I wouldn’t have been surprised if they had voted me Most Likely To Kill Everyone At A High School Dance.” Fittingly enough, Cobain’s early songs —inspired by ’80s hardcore bands like Scratch Acid, Rapeman, Flipper, and Black Flag— were, by his own admission, “really angry.”
Scratch Acid later became Jesus Lizard