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The Screaming Blue Messiahs - Gun-Shy album

The Screaming Blue Messiahs - Gun-Shy album
  • Performer The Screaming Blue Messiahs
  • Title Gun-Shy
  • Date of release 1986
  • Country US
  • Style Alternative Rock
  • Other formats MIDI DXD MMF MP3 XM MPC AIFF
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1268 mb
  • Size FLAC 1775 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 507

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

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Wild Blue Yonder
Producer – Pat Collier
4:44
2 Holiday Head 3:58
3 Smash The Market Place 3:10
4 You're Gonna Change
Mixed By – Vic MaileWritten-By – Hank Williams
2:41
5 Just For Fun 2:49
6 Let's Go Down To The Woods 4:34
7 Talking Doll 2:38
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*
3:36
11 Clear View 4:00
12 Killer Born Man 3:32

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Distributed By – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – WEA Records Ltd.
  • Made By – WEA Manufacturing Inc.
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation

Credits

  • Bass – Chris Thompson
  • Creative Director – Hale Milgrim
  • Design – Carol Bobolts
  • Drums – Kenny Harris
  • Engineer [Additional] – Ernie Wilkens
  • Guitar, Vocals – Bill Carter
  • Management – John Dummer
  • Mastered By – Howie Weinberg
  • Mixed By – Chris Lord-Alge (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 9, 11, 12)
  • Photography By – Mel Yates
  • Producer – Howard Gray (tracks: 1, 6 to 8, 12), Vic Maile (tracks: 2 to 5, 9 to 11)
  • Written-By – Bill Carter (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 9, 11, 12)

Notes

Catalog number is 9 60488-2 on the spine and 60488-2 on the booklet back and disc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7559-60488-2 8
  • Matrix / Runout: 2 60488-2 SRC-12
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 60488-4, 60488-4 The Screaming Blue Messiahs Gun-Shy ‎(Cass, Album, All) Elektra, Elektra 9 60488-4, 60488-4 US 1986
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