Posts Tagged ‘Screaming Blue Messiahs’

According to the WordPress stats, this is our 4,000th post since we were removed from the internet by the Stalinesque Google Blogspot in April 2010, and forced to start MM all over again.

To celebrate we thought we would treat ourselves and post ten songs from prior to MM’s existence that helped shape our own musical landscape. A self-indulgent Desert Island discs if you will…from listening for the swearwords in the first Stiff Little Fingers album to following the Cropdusters all over the UK to an ill advised dalliance into the world of goths…

Here then are a special ten for MM…

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Stiff Little Fingers – Alternative Ulster

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Neil Young – After The Goldrush

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The Butthole Surfers – Human Cannonball

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The Clash – Armagideon Time

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The Cropdusters – Just Poppin Out To Fight A War

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The Doors – Cars Hiss By My Window

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The Woodentops – Well Well Well

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The Screaming Blue Messiahs – Sweet Water Pools

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Lou Reed – How Do You Think It Feels?

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The Mission – Deliverance

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New Look For Mad Mackerel. We Are Well Funky!

Time to blow our own trumpet. But, boy are we looking good now…thanks to Combe Carrie!

Download The Screaming Blue Messiahs – You’re Gonna Change mp3 (from Good & Gone EP)

Blast From The Past: Barry-Sean Discovers Lost 1987 Mixtape. So Barry-Sean was in his parents attic over Christmas sorting some stuff out and discovered some old mixtapes that we used to listen to a lot – this was one from 1987 that B-S has modernised into a digital playlist on his iTunes.

Even though it is nearly 25 years ago – there are some cracking tunes on there from many of the cream of that era’s indie-crop, and perhaps some that haven’t stood the test of time quite so well (Fields of the Nephilim, two tracks from the Alarm…).

Anyway, we thought you might like to hear a few….try the perfect two-minute indie jangle of Mighty Mighty, or the heavier indie wallop of the Mighty Lemon Drops, Andy White’s catchier than hell forgotten folk classic Reality Row, the Faith Brothers bitterly poignant anti-Falklands lament and equalling them in the protest stakes were The Redskins and their soul-punk hybrid The Power Is Yours. Finally we have the brilliant rockabilly infused stomp of the criminally underrated The Screaming Blue Messiahs from their wonderful debut EP, and the uncompromising punk of North-East stalwarts the Angelic Upstarts.

Download Mighty Mighty – Built Like A Car mp3 (from Built Like A Car 7″)

Download Andy White – Reality Row mp3 (from Rave on Andy White)

Download The Mighty Lemon Drops – Happy Head mp3 (from Happy Head 7″)

Download The Screaming Blue Messiahs – Someone To Talk To mp3 (from Good And Gone EP)

Download The Angelic Upstarts – We Defy You mp3 (from Still From The Heart)

Download The Redskins – The Power Is Yours mp3 (from Neither Washington Nor Moscow)

Download The Faith Brothers – The Easter Parade mp3 (from Eventide)