Sunday, May 22, 2011

Good And Gone....

The Screaming Blue Messiahs' website describes them as an unholy amalgam of blues, punk, country and rockabilly. Sounds like a bloody amalgam to these ears. They first came to public notice through the great man, Peel who was a big fan of their debut single Good and Gone. Lead singer/guitarist Bill Carter came from the Pete townsend/Wilco Johnson school of guitar playing, attacking the guitar with barely contained ferocity.

Debut album, Gun Shy, was a much needed tonic at the time to the synth pop that was sweeping the nation in the mid 80's but despite Peel's best efforts and some blistering live shows the nation failed to succumb to Messiahs fever.

Screaming Blue Messiahs - Good and Gone


  1. I saw them alive. However, I can't remember when or where or, if they were all that good/great - which concurs with your article, methinks...

  2. Concurrence confirmed....