The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: 80s alternative garage rock seen live metal garage alternative rock glam rock john peel Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rising from the ashes of Motor Boys Motor, the Screaming Blue Messiahs were essentially a vehicle for shaven-headed American singer-songwriter and guitarist Bill Carter. Supported by Kenny Harris (drums) and Chris Thompson (bass), Carter churned out a tight, venomous rock formula drawn from R&B and new wave, first heard on the well-received mini-album Good And Gone. Originally issued on Ace’s Big Beat label in July 1984, it made sufficient noise to attract WEA Records, who duly re-promoted it a year later. ‘Twin Cadillac Valentine’ (1985), was a razor-sharp slab of dynamic guitar rock and paved the way for the Screaming Blue Messiahs’ most impressive album, Gun Shy, the following year. A session previously recorded for BBC disc jockey John Peel in 1984 saw the light of day nearly three years later on the Strange Fruit ‘Peel Sessions’ series. This preceded the Screaming Blue Messiahs’ relatively low-key Bikini Red in September...

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