The Screaming Blue Messiahs Similar Artists

The Mighty Lemon Drops - 71% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK indie pop band broke through in 1985 with the highly touted ‘Like An Angel’. The band featured Paul Marsh (vocals/guitar), David Newton (guitar), Tony Linehan (bass) and Keith Rowley (drums), who had all enjoyed chequered careers in numerous Wolverhampton outfits. Newton had previously played with Active Restraint in 1982, which also included Marsh and Linehan Read more

The Long Ryders - 54% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in November 1981, the Long Riders (as they were then known) initially included three ex-members of the Unclaimed - Sid Griffin (Kentucky, USA; guitar, vocals), Barry Shank (bass, vocals) and Matt Roberts (drums). Steve Wynn completed this early line-up, but the guitarist was replaced by Stephen McCarthy on leaving to form the Dream Syndicate. Griffin and McCarthy rema Read more

The English Beat - 52% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Guadalcanal Diary - 50% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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This quartet was formed in Marietta, Georgia, USA, in 1981 by vocalist/guitarist Murray Attaway and guitar player Jeff Walls, initially as a vehicle to perform renditions of Civil War songs. However, with a line-up of Robert Crowe (bass) and John Poe (drums), they went on to specialize in guitar-led songs with impassioned and wilful lyrics, in a manner that prefigured the 90s r Read more

Shriekback - 50% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This art-funk outfit originally evolved around a three-man nucleus of ex-Gang Of Four member Dave Allen (December 1955, England; bass), Carl Marsh (guitar/vocals; ex-Out On Blue Six), plus Barry Andrews (b. 12 September 1956, West Norwood, London, England; keyboards/vocals), previously with XTC, Robert Fripp’s League Of Gentlemen and Restaurant For Dogs. The trio fused Read more

Robyn Hitchcock - 49% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Folk Pop / Rock
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Cosmic Psychos - 46% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The lengthy career of this Australian garage rock band has brought them little commercial success, despite being established as one of the key bands in the Australian ‘yob rock’ scene and celebrated by international artists such as Mudhoney, Pearl Jam and the Prodigy.The origins of the Cosmic Psychos lay in the short-lived Spring Plains, a Melb Read more

The Smithereens - 44% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Influenced by the 60s pop of the Beatles, Beach Boys and the Byrds, the Smithereens formed in New Jersey, USA, in 1980. Members Jim Babjak (guitar) and Dennis Diken (drums) had played together since 1971; Mike Mesaros (bass) was recruited in 1976, and finally Pat DiNizio (vocals). After recording two EPs, they backed songwriter Otis Blackwell (‘Great Balls Of Fire’) o Read more

Big Audio Dynamite - 43% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After Clash guitarist Mick Jones (26 June 1955, Brixton, London, England) was fired from that band in 1983, he formed an ill-fated outfit with former Clash drummer Topper Headon, before linking up with DJ and film maker Don Letts to form Big Audio Dynamite (or B.A.D., as they were commonly known). With Jones on guitar and Letts on keyboards and effects, they completed the li Read more

The Young Fresh Fellows - 43% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Spear Of Destiny - 41% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed from the ashes of Theatre Of Hate in early 1983, Spear Of Destiny took their name from the mythological weapon that pierced the body of Christ, and was supposedly acquired over the years by Attila The Hun, Napoleon, and Hitler. This helped the band to attract quite a volume of destructive commentary in the press. The original line-up featured mainstay Kirk Brandon (3 Read more

The Mekons - 41% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although initially based in Leeds, England, the Mekons made their recording debut for the Edinburgh-based Fast Product label in January 1978. Recorded by Andy Carrigan (vocals), Mark White (vocals), Ros Allen (bass), Jon Langford (1958, Newport, Wales; drums, later guitar, vocals), Ken and Tong, ‘Never Been In A Riot’, the outlet’s first release, was the subje Read more

The Woodentops - 38% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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At one point, it seemed likely that the Woodentops from Northampton, England, would be commercially successful. After the offbeat ‘Plenty’, a one-off single for the Food Records label in 1984, songwriter Rolo McGinty (guitar/vocals), Simon Mawby (guitar), Alice Thompson (keyboards), Frank de Freitas (bass) and Benny Staples (drums) joined Geoff Travis’ Rough Trad Read more

Camper van Beethoven - 36% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A band for whom the term ‘alternative’ might first have been coined; in fact, principal songwriter David Lowery suggests that is exactly the case: ‘(We) were arguably the prototypical alternative band. I remember first seeing that word applied to us. The nearest I could figure is that we seemed like a punk band, but we were playing pop music, so they made up the Read more

Hoodoo Gurus - 36% match to The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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An Australian rock band whose belief in the power of the bar chord has never diminished, Sydney’s Hoodoo Gurus initially shared links with that city’s other major alternative rock attraction of the 80s, the Scientists (after both relocated from Perth). That connection was instigated by singer-songwriter Dave Faulkner, who had previously played in a band called the Gur Read more


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