“This album was a change of tack for Kim Salmon, an album of finely crafted melodic pop songs. Damn good pop songs at that. Might come as a shock to some, and probably won't please those who love it hard and heavy, but this really is a mighty fine record.” Rising Above The Bedlam

The first record from Kim Salmon’s next project after the Surrealists was Record by Kim Salmon and the Business. Stu Thomas remained on bass, and a slew of different brass players (sax and trumpet) and drummers came through the band.

The album was released on 25 October 1999, and was Feature Album Of The Week on Triple J. The first single from the album "Saving Me From Me" was released on Monday 20 September 1999. Also included is the track "Caesar's Lament" and a cover of the Dudley Moore tune "Love Me" (from the movie Bedazzled). A second single "Disconnected" was released 13 March 2000 featuring two remixes by Mr Chill, Gary B and Justin Frew. The original press blurb that accompanied “Disconnected” stated:

‘ Track 1 from Record. On “Disconnected” Kim connects with Ben Green from High Pass Filter. He also reconnects with Antenna by getting Mr Chill and Justin Frew each to provide a separate subVersion/perVersion of this same song that will have you wondering if your brain has been disconnected and replaced with someone else's, although it will still be your brain, just a new connection with a less fuzzy image of Kim Salmon circa 2000.


released October 25, 1999

Vocals – Kim Salmon (tracks: 2 to 8, 10 to 13)
Guitar – Kim Salmon
Bass – Stuart Thomas
Drums – Greg Bainbridge
Tenor Saxophone – Michael Redman (2) (tracks: 1, 2, 3, 5 to 14)
Trumpet – Leon De Bruin (tracks: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 to 12, 14)

Producer – Kim Salmon
Engineer, Co-producer – Andy Baldwin
Mixed By – Andy Baldwin (tracks: 7, 10 to 13), Phil Punch (tracks: 1 to 6, 8, 9, 14)
Mastered By – Don Bartley

Art & Design by Pete Barrett (Hoof.net.au)

1. What's All This Business? Music By – Bainbridge*, Salmon*, DeBruin*, Redman*, Thomas* Turntables [Disc Jockeying] – Benjamin James Green

2. Saving Me From Me Backing Vocals – Clare Moore

3. Disconnected Backing Vocals – Benjamin James Green

4. Share It Flugelhorn [Flugel Horn] – Leon De Bruin Flute – Michael Redman (2)

5. Don't Fake It Backing Vocals – Benjamin James Green

6. Anticipation Music By – Kim Salmon, Warren Ellis Words By – Kim Salmon

7. Nothing Can Go Wrong Backing Vocals, Keyboards – Clare Moore Percussion – Andy Baldwin

8 . I'll Be Around Backing Vocals – Dave Graney Music By – Kim Salmon Words By – Dave Graney, Mark Arm

9. Give Me Some Notes Mike Keyboards – Clare Moore Music By – Bainbridge*, Salmon*, DeBruin*, Redman*, Thomas* Turntables [Disc Jockeying] – Benjamin James Green

10. Emperor's New Clothes

11. New Kind Of Angle Vibraphone [Vibes] – Clare Moore

12. Behave Yourself Backing Vocals – Benjamin James Green

13. IOU Flugelhorn [Flugel Horn] – Leon De Bruin

14 Caesar's Lament Music By – Bainbridge*, Salmon*, DeBruin*, Redman*, Thomas*



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Kim Salmon is an Australian musician and songwriter.

Kim Salmon's most enduring legacy, and not one that he particularly tried for, will no doubt be that many blame him, or at least his band The Scientists, for 'grunge'.

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