[kj] OT: The Screaming Blue Messiahs
marsboy1 at msn.com
Thu Mar 31 18:19:33 EST 2005
Wow! I'm always tempted to bring them up for discussion when the list slows
down. I was a Messiah freak, I knew there had to be a few fans here.
I saw them at the old Ritz here in New York in the late 80's, a slayer of a
show. A spot on rhythm section, and all three quite inebriated. One
roadie's job seemed to be to walk Bill Carter back to the mic every time a
stray stage diver knocked him off mark, he'd continue singing as he
staggered about and be right in time when the audience was able to hear him
amplified again. None of it affected the power of the show though.
I'll still throw them on at top volume to this day. Great, great forgotten
band. I corresponded with the fellow that runs the website myself, he says
Bill Carter is now a mechanic for racing motorcycles and is completely
content. Have also seen their albums on Ebay going for $50 and higher.
"Hey, those are my guys!!!!"
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