Saturday, November 11, 2023

VA - What A Scream, The Best Screams in Rock (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2


VA - What A Scream, The Best Screams in Rock CD1+CD2 (A Butterboy Compilation)

Screaming is an extended vocal technique that is mostly popular in "aggressive" music genres such as heavy metal, punk rock, and noise music. In heavy metal, the related death growl vocal technique is also popular. Intensity, pitch and other characteristics vary between different genres and different vocalists. Rock and roll (before the advent of heavy metal and punk rock) employed occasional brief screaming bits. In the 1950s, one principal screamer was Little Richard, beginning with his "Tutti Frutti" (1955)."Love Me" was a screamer in parts for Elvis as well as "Any way You Want Me" just to name two from '56. And even earlier in '55 at Sun on numerous cuts like "Trying to get To You" Elvis used his scream. Elvis Presley also screamed some of the lyrics to Jailhouse Rock in its original 1957 recording, although recordings of live performances of the song in Presley's later career featured him strictly singing the words, probably due to him moving toward more mature songs.  By the 1960s, the first take of John Lennon's recording of "Twist and Shout" for Please Please Me was the only take, since Lennon's voice was torn up, partly by the screams that peppered the song. Lennon, inspired by Arthur Janov's Primal Scream therapy, screamed in his later songs "Mother" and "Well Well Well" on John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. (Wikipedia)

Sometimes words are simply not enough in Rock. When rockers want to convey rage, frustration, pain, ecstasy and even joy, they will go for an ear-splitting scream.  They toss back their head throwing all caution to the wind for their precious and delicate larynx, and SCREAM. So, keep your earplugs nearby. Here are some of the great screams in Rock for your listening pleasure... Enjoy.





Track Lists


01 James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good) 2:49
02 Janis Joplin - Piece of My Heart 4:15
03 Pink Floyd - The Great Gig in the Sky 4:40
04 Who - Won't Get Fooled Again 8:30
05 Uriah Heep - July Morning 10:32
06 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell on You 2:28
07 Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night 5:05
08 Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends 5:11
09 Beatles - Helter Skelter 4:29
10 Deep Purple - Child in Time 10:16
11 John Lennon - Mother 5:34
12 Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song 2:23
13 Skid Row (feat. Sebastian Bach - I Remember You 5:14
14 Harry Nilsson - Jump Into the Fire 7:00
15 Prince - The Beautiful Ones 5:14
16 Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances 2:22
17 Edgar Winter - Tobacco Road 4:09
18 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast 4:51
19 Beatles - Twist and Shout 2:34
20 Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love 5:34
21 Jimmy Barnes - Working Class Man 3:48
22 Hole - Violet 3:25
23 Tenacious; D - Master Exploder 2:24
24 Jeff Buckley - Mojo Pin 5:42
25 Doors - When the Music's Over 11:04

26 Guns 'n' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle 4:31
27 Aerosmith - Dream On 4:27
28 Little Richard     - Good Golly, Miss Molly 2:12
29 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me 2:30
29 New York Dolls - Personality Crisis 3:50
31 Joe Cocker - When the Night Comes 4:48
32 Uriah Heep - Bird of Prey 4:05
33 James Brown - The Payback 7:39
34 Buffalo - Suzie Sunshine 2:53
35 U2 - Bad 5:51
36 Replacements - Bastards of Young 3:38
37 A-bones     - The Life of Riley 2:46
38 Beatles     - Revolution 3:25
39 Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - Cherry Bomb 2:33
40 Demons & Wizards - Fiddler on the Green 5:56
41 Northern Kings - Don't Bring Me Down 4:05
42 Arthur Brown & Vincent Crane - Faster Than the Speed of Light 7:57
43 Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster 4:50
44 Pink Floyd - Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Single Version) 5:48
45 Beatles - Slow Down 2:56
46 AC/DC - Back in Black 4:08
47 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Travelin' Band 2:07
48 John Cale - Mercenaries Ready for War 8:42
49 Iggy Pop     - Tv Eye 4:10
50 Kirin J Callinan (feat Jimmy Barnes) - Big Enough 4:43


  1. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!
    Thanks BB

    1. That is so loud, D.
      Please keep it down. or the neighbours will complain.

  2. Thanks BB looks interesting. (There is a take 2 of Twist & Shout, but take 1 was better).

    1. There is always another twist, lemonflag.

  3. Great stuff BB, as always your tireless work does not go unappreciated.

  4. If you guys want to also hear some next level screams check out;
    The Little Bits - Girl Give Me Love. Pre-teen pint sized powerhouses from Louisiana circa 1967.

    1. Hi feint operation,
      I do have that on a few compilations but forgot all about it. Nice choice.

  5. Que buena colección, apreciado amigo. Mil gracias y feliz fin de semana.

  6. Thank you so much for the compilations you propose, I follow you every day! just a suggestion if you propose an update, "Psycho" by the Sonics... legendary!
    Hi, Stefano from Italy

    1. Hi Stefano,
      I t makes me happy to hear that I am making someone else happy.
      I am surprised that I omitted "Psyco" by the Sonics.