Saturday, September 10, 2011

Screaming Lord Sutch

I love these songs!

During the 1960s, Screaming Lord Sutch was known for his horror-themed stage show, dressing as Jack the Ripper, pre-dating the shock rock antics of Alice Cooper. Accompanied by his band, the Savages, he started by coming out of a black coffin. Other props included knives and daggers, skulls and "bodies".

Murder In The Graveyard

Despite self-confessed lack of vocal talent, he released horror-themed singles during the early to mid-'60s, the most popular "Jack the Ripper", covered live and on record by garage rock bands including the White Stripes, the Gruesomes, the Black Lips and the Horrors for their debut EP.

Jack the Ripper

Sutch suffered from depression and committed suicide by hanging on 16 June 1999, following the death of his mother the previous year.

She's Fallen in Love with the Monster Man

Info lifted from Wikipedia so who knows if any of it is true?!


Mantan Calaveras said...

So the first clip you posted gave me a good feeling, I mean with a name like "Screamin' Lord Sutch" how can it be bad? I clicked on it.

I think to myself, "This would go perfect on my Halloween mix cd." then I think, "But maybe it gets better". I Click the second clip, "Oh I know this song!" third one two.

They're both on ScarStuff's "Ghoul A Rama" and "Spook Party" albums, the Halloween mix tapes that inspired me to make my own.

So, just in case you haven't happened on them yet, here they are, you might like 'em:

The Captain said...

Thanks, I've had both in heavy rotation on my iPod since I found them a couple years back.

Are your mix tapes on the interwebs?

Nosferatu said...

I remember him for his political activities. He always stood in political by elections, always lost his deposit but always managed to cause embarrassment to the establishment.

Didn't know he was dead though. Just thought that because joke politicians had become the norm that he had given up

The Captain said...

Nos! Long time no talk! How you been?

Nosferatu said...

Busy but good. Still reading your excellent blog though - some seriously great stuff on there