Ultra Vivid Scene was an alternative rock band started by Kurt Ralske.
Born in 1967 in New York, Ralske started Ultra Vivid Scene in 1987, was signed to 4AD Records in 1988, and released his first EP, She Screamed, in 1989. The debut album Ultra Vivid Scene CAD809 released October 1988, was written, produced and performed entirely by Ralske, whose influences include The Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. Moby was a member of the band during this period.
The second album, Joy 1967-1990, was released in May 1990.
The last album, Rev, was released in October 1992, and was performed by a band comprising Julius Klepacz (drums) and Jack Daley (bass) with Ralske on vocals and guitar.
Ralske has gone on to do solo work, and has also produced albums for such bands as Rasputina. He currently resides in New York City and is focused on a merging of video visual art and sound.
Track listing: It Happens Every TimeStaring at the SunThree StarsSpecial OneGrey Turns WhitePoisonGuilty PleasureExtra OrdinaryBeauty #2The Kindest CutPraise the LowLightning http://www.4ad.com/ultravividscene/
Track listing: She ScreamedCrashYou Didn't Say PleaseLynn-Marie #2NauseaMercy SeatA Dream of Love[untitled]Lynn-Marie #1This Isn't RealThe Whore of GodBloodlineA Kiss and a SlapHow Did It FeelHail Mary http://www.4ad.com/ultravividscene/