Thursday, May 12, 2022

Screaming Blue Messiahs - Vision in Blues [2016] (5 x CD's)

SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS

Screaming Blue Messiahs - Vision in Blues [2016] (5 x CD's)

This box set from Easy Action finally does justice to a band that had been rather forgotten about as the years went on, but one that kept a bright light burning for scratchy mayhem and the UK R’n’B sound alive in the 1980's in their own special way. A handsome box houses the CDs, a 7″ inch single of live tracks dating from 1984 plus a large booklet including an in-depth interview with Bill Carter about the history of the band. It brings everything together the band recorded as well as unissued live material, which will be a positive boon for the fans and an eye opener to anyone who thought that Punk and the Blues only met up on the first White Stripes album. The Screaming Blue Messiahs can finally take their place in the lineage of great British R’n’B which runs from the Pirates through to Dr Feelgood and stand shoulder to shoulder with them both as one of the key bands to have ever picked up the Blues in this country.

There's no doubt that The Messiahs' star should have burned bright and long and it frankly didn't. Rarely have the words "ahead of their time" been more apt. They were too soon for the full force of the indie wave that The Pixies surfed. They were before grunge, and it is argued in the sleeve-notes that like all great bands, they influenced more records than they sold. And they were way too soon for the blues punkification much loved by people like Jon Spencer and The White Stripes. What is more of a shame is that not only did we lose the band all too soon, but their record company have sat on their catalog for years which has hastened the memories to fade and for history to be rewritten without them. (Amazon)

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Track lists


CD1

01 Screaming Blue Messiahs Happy Home 2:55

02 Screaming Blue Messiahs Tracking the Dog 3:01

03 Screaming Blue Messiahs You're Gonna Change 2:41

04 Screaming Blue Messiahs Good and Gone 1:44

05 Screaming Blue Messiahs Let's Go Down to the Woods 2:56

06 Screaming Blue Messiahs Someone to Talk To 3:39

07 Screaming Blue Messiahs Growing for Gold 2:31

08 Screaming Blue Messiahs I Want Up 3:38

09 Screaming Blue Messiahs Holiday Head 3:17

10 Screaming Blue Messiahs Wild Blue Yonder 2:53

11 Screaming Blue Messiahs Good and Gone [Live, 24th July 1984] 1:40

12 Screaming Blue Messiahs Someone to Talk To [Live, 24th July 1984] 3:52

13 Screaming Blue Messiahs Tracking the Dog [Live, 24th July 1984] 2:59

14 Screaming Blue Messiahs Let's Go Down to the Woods [Live, 24th July 1984] 3:05


CD2

01 Screaming Blue Messiahs Wild Blue Yonder 2 4:40

02 Screaming Blue Messiahs Holiday Head 3:58

03 Screaming Blue Messiahs Smash the Market Place 3:10

04 Screaming Blue Messiahs You're Gonna Change 2:40

05 Screaming Blue Messiahs Just for Fun 2:49

06 Screaming Blue Messiahs Let's Go Down to the Woods 4:35

07 Screaming Blue Messiahs Talking Doll 2:37

08 Screaming Blue Messiahs Twin Cadillac Valentine 3:56

09 Screaming Blue Messiahs President Kennedy's Mile 2:55

10 Screaming Blue Messiahs Someone to Talk To 3:39

11 Screaming Blue Messiahs Clear View 4:00

12 Screaming Blue Messiahs Killer Born Man 3:32

13 Screaming Blue Messiahs I'm Mad Again 3:05

14 Screaming Blue Messiahs The Power Glide 3:47

15 Screaming Blue Messiahs Good and Gone [Live Ulu] 1:41

16 Screaming Blue Messiahs Growing for Gold [Live Ulu] 3:45

17 Screaming Blue Messiahs You're Gonna Change [Live Ulu] 2:21

18 Screaming Blue Messiahs Someone to Talk To [Live Ulu] 3:41

19 Screaming Blue Messiahs Happy Home [Live Ulu] 3:21


CD3

01 Screaming Blue Messiahs Sweet Water Pools 3:32

02 Screaming Blue Messiahs Bikini Red 3:47

03 Screaming Blue Messiahs Too Much Love 3:07

04 Screaming Blue Messiahs I Can Speak American 2:57

05 Screaming Blue Messiahs Big Brother Muscle 2:59

06 Screaming Blue Messiahs I Wanna Be a Flintstone 2:31

07 Screaming Blue Messiahs Jesus Chrysler Drives a Dodge 4:01

08 Screaming Blue Messiahs Lie Detector 3:59

09 Screaming Blue Messiahs 55-The Law 2:10

10 Screaming Blue Messiahs All Shook Down 2:16

11 Screaming Blue Messiahs Waltz 3:31

12 Screaming Blue Messiahs Jerrys Electric Church 3:36


CD4

01 Screaming Blue Messiahs Four Engines Burning (Over the USA) 4:07

02 Screaming Blue Messiahs Mega City 4:14

03 Screaming Blue Messiahs Wall of Shame 4:19

04 Screaming Blue Messiahs Nitro 3:24

05 Screaming Blue Messiahs Big Big Sky 5:17

06 Screaming Blue Messiahs Watusi Wedding 2:46

07 Screaming Blue Messiahs Here Comes Lucky 4:39

08 Screaming Blue Messiahs Gunfight 3:08

09 Screaming Blue Messiahs Martian 3:26

10 Screaming Blue Messiahs All Gassed Up 3:05


CD5

01 Screaming Blue Messiahs Wall of Shame 5:54

02 Screaming Blue Messiahs Jesus Chrysler Drives a Dodge 4:30

03 Screaming Blue Messiahs Sweet Water Pools 5:13

04 Screaming Blue Messiahs Mega City 1 6:09

05 Screaming Blue Messiahs Four Engines Burning 8:05

06 Screaming Blue Messiahs Gunfight 4:07

07 Screaming Blue Messiahs All Gassed Up 4:05

08 Screaming Blue Messiahs Twin Cadillac Valentine 5:35

09 Screaming Blue Messiahs Happy Home 3:30

10 Screaming Blue Messiahs You're Gonna Change 3:59

11 Screaming Blue Messiahs Accident Prone 3:18

12 Screaming Blue Messiahs Here Comes Lucky 4:58

13 Screaming Blue Messiahs Martian 3:51

14 Screaming Blue Messiahs Big Big Sky 7:04

15 Screaming Blue Messiahs Good and Gone 1:46

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8 comments:

  1. Incredible band. Hugely underrated. Saw them live at the Marquee in London many years ago. Loved Bill Carter's stage presence. I have all my old vinyl copies of these. Great set!! SleepyP x

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    1. Thanks Sleepy Pete.
      For those who have not heard this group , it is a must.
      Cheers.

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  2. You are the best, thanks sooo much

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  3. Awesome band. Bitchin set. Thanks for this post!

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    1. Hi Robert.
      Seems I've hit the right note. Enjoy.
      Cheers.

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