[kj] OT: The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Matthew Burke 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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