The Screaming Blue Messiahs were a rock band, formed in 1983 in London by guitarist and singer Bill Carter, bass player and backing singer Chris Thompson and drummer Kenny Harris.
Starting off with the hyperactive pub rock sound of "Wild Blue Yonder," this is a great debut record. 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. This record will knock you out.
Album · 1985 · 12 Songs. Killer Born Man. The Screaming Blue Messiahs. 12 Songs, 42 Minutes. Released: Dec 31, 1985. 1986 Elektra Records. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment, A Warner Music Group Comapny.
The Screaming Blue Messiahs were a band formed in 1983 in London by Bill Carter (vocals and guitar), Chris Thompson (bass and vocals) and Kenny Harris (drums). Featuring a high-octane sound sometimes described as "rockabilly from hell" and an almost unhealthy obsession with Americana, they initially released the mini-album Good and Gone before signing to WEA. Three full-length albums followed. ~
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The Screaming Blue Messiahs chronology. Totally Religious (1989). John Duggan wrote: "The Messiahs' follow-up to Gun-Shy was this devastating hunk of noise, which didn't pull any punches when it came to raw emotion and intensity. Side One, especially, is a rave-up from the gut-bustin' raunch of 'Sweet Water Pools' to the closer 'Big Brother Muscle
|1||Wild Blue Yonder
Producer – Pat Collier
|3||Smash The Market Place||3:10|
|4||You're Gonna Change
Mixed By – Vic MaileWritten-By – Hank Williams
|5||Just For Fun||2:49|
|6||Let's Go Down To The Woods||4:34|
|8||Twin Cadillac Valentine||3:57|
|9||President Kennedy's Mile||2:56|
|10||Someone To Talk To
Mixed By – Vic MaileWritten-By – Christopher Thompson*
|12||Killer Born Man||3:32|
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|240791-1||The Screaming Blue Messiahs||Gun-Shy (LP, Album)||WEA||240791-1||Australia||1986|
|9 60488-4||The Screaming Blue Messiahs||Gun-Shy (Cass, Album)||Elektra||9 60488-4||US||1986|
|9 60488-4, 60488-4||The Screaming Blue Messiahs||Gun-Shy (Cass, Album, Spe)||Elektra, Elektra||9 60488-4, 60488-4||US||1986|
|24 07914||The Screaming Blue Messiahs||Gun-Shy (Cass, Album, Dol)||WEA||24 07914||Canada||1986|