The Motherscratchers are a three piece who originated from the humid arm pit of Texas. They moved to S.F., CA thinking there was a huge music scene, only to find the decay of closing live venues and the growth of club d.j.'s. so what can ya do. They are ass clinching loud, diverse, obnoxious, and meat pounding heavy without sounding like buttrock or heavy metal. No whining here even though Jim Kane looks like a pile of toothpicks held together with Elmer's glue. He's got a mouth that spits raw beef and steel girders. If you like that stoner rock crap, you'll like the motherscratchers. They own their own professional recording studio. Which enables them to record whatever the hell they want, whenever they want. They are also not a mainstream commercial seeking band. They thrive on the underground and want to stay that way. The motherscratchers have been together over the course of 5 years. Their first two releases, 'the cleaver' and 'the hatchet', is a collection of old and new material spanning over the 5 year period. Continuously writing new material, the motherscratchers are working on their 3rd album as well as works for the 4th. Their influences are wide and diverse. Like: scratch acid, alice donut, melvins, ed hall, secret chiefs 3, and the jesus lizard.