Personnel: Bill Carter (vocals, guitar); Kenneth Harris, Kenny Harris (drums).
Audio Mixer: Chris Lord-Alge.
Starting off with the hyperactive pub rock sound of "Wild Blue Yonder," 1986's GUN-SHY is a great debut. Taking its cues from punk rock, the Messiahs crank up the intensity with songs like "Smash the Marketplace" and the ominous "Let's Go Out to the Woods Tonight." If GUN-SHY stumbles, it's probably because it's a tad restrained (given the energy, volume, and power these guys generated live), as if it were assumed that audiences simply might not be able to handle it all at once. Still, that's a minor complaint as this record will knock you out.