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For the unconverted,
the Screaming Blue Messiahs
in their prime were an unholy
amalgam of blues, punk, country,
and rockabilly.

The foundation was the muscular rhythm section of Kenny Harris (drums) and Chris Thompson (bass).

On top of this rode Bill Carter's stream-of-consciousness vocals and stuttering, howling guitar.

The best British blues band of the eighties, and the barnstormingest live band of all time.


The Band
Year by year band history

The Music
Full discography, gig history,
album reviews, TV, bootlegs
(with audio player)

The Word
Interviews and live reviews

Glove Box
Miscellaneous Messiah stuff

News of The Blues

Chris and Kenny talk to Mark Keegan on Ridge Radio

Vision in Blues ~ Remastered Box Set Out Now!

Containing all four studio albums remastered on CD with all the 7" and 12" single B-sides, plus a special Live in Zurich album and exclusive 7" single 'Vision in Blues' live. 24 page full colour booklet.


Many thanks to Kenny Harris and Dave 'Chalkie' Dawson for allowing me to pilfer the Gig History and photos from their excellent, but now defunct, official web site.

Also thanks to Lee Edmond and Jason Pettigrew for help with music, material and memorabilia.

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