Recorded live at the Roxy, Scratch was one of the Crusaders' best recordings, an extravaganza of jazz and funk with great soloing from the group on top of a set of excellent grooves. From the loose-limbed funk of "Scratch" to a restless, understated version of their live standard "Eleanor Rigby" (which they'd been performing live for over six years), the Crusaders displayed a command of R&B forms in a jazz context. Another cover, Carole King's "So Far Away," is betrayed by a muddy '70s arrangement and sound, but nothing else here fails to illustrate the excellence of the best R&B group in the jazz world.
""Rather than make a traditional covers record, I thought it would be much more fun to create a new type of project in which artists communicated with each other and swapped a song for a song, i.e. you do one of mine and I'll do one of yours, hence the title - Scratch My Back - And I'll Scratch Yours." Peter Gabriel
1985's "Scratch And Bite" is Swedish hard rock band Treat's debut album. While the album isn't "Dreamhunter (1987)" or "Pleasure Principle (1986)", it was a perfectly decent way to start Treat's career. "Scratch And Bite" was re-issued in 2008. The deluxe reissue features digitally remastered sound, a pair of bonus tracks (studio songs called "On the Outside" and "Danger Games") and comes housed in a digipak with a bonus DVD of the band's performance at the 2006 Live At Firefest III.