Sunday, July 1, 2007

Screaming Lord Sutch

One of the huge benefits I think all us skullz have experienced with our departure from Camp Skull Kontrol is the re-discovery of records we forgot we had. I was organizing my records the other day and found an old favorite I forgot I had. The title in question is "Rock and Horror" by Screaming Lord Sutch. Balls! What a fun record.
Screaming Lord Sutch was the first British long-hair maniacal rock and roller. Years before the Stones brought meanness to the Cliff Richards dominated English pop scene, Screaming Lord Sutch was terrifying audiences up and down the fair isles. Having never secured a hit, he has since been relegated to the cult bin of music history. His backing band, the Savages, featured future members of the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple amongst others. And though his name isn't often mentioned, his influence is heard from the Stones to the Cramps, the Misfits, the Birthday Party and even contemporary bozos The Horrors, who cover his classic single "Jack the Ripper".