Tuesday, July 07, 2009

THE MESSIAHS HAVE RETURNED

Gun Shy and Bikini Red, the first two albums by the Screaming Blue Messiahs, were reissued on CD today by Wounded Bird Records. These are phenomenal rock 'n' roll albums, possibly the best argument for England as a nation capable of rockin' made during the whole '80s. Yes, they had a novelty hit with "I Wanna Be A Flintstone" (a song that actually survives its goofy lyrical conceit), but ignore that. The song linked below opened that same album (BR, from 1986), and it's a goddamn scorcher. The last time I had physical copies of these two albums, I sold them on Amazon Marketplace for ridiculous sums. Now they're $11 each. Go get 'em.

5 comments:

Jason Pettigrew said...

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Melissa said...

Yessss!!

pedro said...

Hey there!

I'm currently on the task of listing all my records for an insurance company and I just came to letter 'S' on my 'rock'-vinyls...Lo & Behold! THE SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS! I blasted thru Gun-Shy & Good And Gone and they still truly ROCK! Timeless stuff! Lets' go down to the woods and pray!!

pedro said...

...and BIKINI RED is even better!

James said...

Deep Discount also have a Live at the BBC cd available.