Saturday, March 17, 2018

Screaming Blue Messiahs - Bikini Red

Quirky with a kick. That's how I would describe this three-piece from the UK. Bowie was a big enough fan to request they open for him on tour in the mid-80s. One of their songs was used as the theme music for MTV's "120 Minutes" show. The great Vic Maile (The Godfathers, Motorhead) produced their first two proper albums, "Gun Shy" and "Bikini Red," which spawned the novelty almost-hit "I Wanna Be A Flintstone." Despite that song, there's nothing cute about the propulsive opening track "Sweet Water Pools," which sounds like driving a dual-carb muscle car through a desert highway at 120 mph after a sleepless 3-day bender.

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  1. 1982 - Motor Boys Motor (pre-SBM band)
    1986 - Smash The Market Place
    1987 - I Want To Be A Flintstone
    2009 - Live At The BBC

    Vision in Blues (5-cd box set):
    1985 - Good And Gone [Expanded 2016]
    1986 - Gun Shy [Expanded 2016]
    1987 - Bikini Red [Expanded 2016]
    1989 - Totally Religious [Remastered 2016]
    1989 - Live in Zurich