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A Classic Underrated Gem

The first time I caught these guys, was on MTV's 120 Minutes. Of course that was back when MTV actually played music and had videos. Anyways, I was blown away by the alt/punk rockabilly band The Screaming Blue Messiahs. I took a gamble and bought their album "Gun Shy", not expecting much. Boy, was I surprised! Much better than I ever expected. A much under appreciated band who have a fierceness and attitude that they bring with every song. Some great tunes on here. A killer cover of Hank Williams' "You're Gonna Change". Some personal favorites: Clear View, Holiday Head, Twin Cadillac Valentine, just to name a few. Every song is great, from start to finish. Most folks have probably never even heard of these guys. Definitely worth a listen. Thank you ITunes for putting this on your store. A great addition to anyone's music library!


I've been hunting and waiting for these albums to be rereleased. I loved them when they came out about 30 years ago. Bill Carter created a guitar sound that in my opinion hasn't been reproduced. Blues and distortion...combined with that incredible rhythm, I screams to be played loud.


Formed: 1983

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '80s, '90s

This band is very high on the "whatever happened to..." list. At times they played with such ferocity and complete over-the-top abandon that it was easy to proclaim them one of the best English bands in ages. But after three records (all very good) and about five years together (1984-1989), they vanished without a trace -- a mystery that's never been solved to satisfaction. Led by bald, bullet-headed guitarist/singer Bill Carter, the Messiahs specialized in loud, rampaging, rockabilly tinged sonic...
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Gun-Shy, Screaming Blue Messiahs
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Rock, Hard Rock, Adult Alternative
  • Released: 1986

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