Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Remembering Screaming Lord Sutch ( 1960s Band )

It was a dark stormy night, And the wind was
howling through the tree's, And the captain said to his mate, Mate; Tell us a story, And the mate begun.....No seriously , Back in the 1960s was a Band called  Screaming Lord Sutch , Who made lots of songs at Joe Meek's Holloway rd Studio, His outrageous songs were peculiar but good, He had a way of making his records sound haunting and quiet frightening on some of them! So here goes , The story of Screaming LORD SUTCH & The Savages !....

David Edward Sutch
Born 10 November 1940
Hampstead, London, England
Died 16 June 1999 (aged 58)
South Harrow, Greater London, England
Occupation Musician, perennial candidate

Artist Biography by Richie Unterberger

He couldn't properly be considered part of the British Invasion -- he never had a hit in the U.S. or the U.K. -- but Screaming Lord Sutch laid some unheralded groundwork for the phenomenon. With a rock & horror act based to a large degree on Screamin' Jay Hawkins, David "Lord" Sutch was one of the first genuine rock & roll longhairs, and his bands employed such sterling instrumentalists as Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Ritchie Blackmore, Nicky Hopkins, and Mitch Mitchell before they became famous. His early-'60s singles -- mostly over-the-top Halloween novelties or covers of early rock and R&B standards -- are genuinely energetic and fun performances that rank among the few out-and-out raunchy rock & roll records waxed in Britain before the ascension of the Beatles. Twiddling the knobs on his first five singles was the legendarily eccentric Joe Meek, who embellished Sutch's modest talents with his usual grab bag of treated instruments, compression, and odd effects. While he holds a position of undeniable importance in the history of British rock, Sutch was not a talented singer or musician, and the records he made after the mid-'60s were pretty lame despite the presence of some stars who remembered him fondly (and had even sometimes played in his band in the old days). A well-known public figure in Britain, he ran for Parliament several times in the '60s, representing the National Teenage Party, and he founded the pirate radio station Radio Sutch in 1964. He published his autobiography in the early '90s.

Radio Sutch is still on air today on the internet , and every Monday night at 9 pm , The Joe Meek hour plays lots of records by Screaming Lord Sutch, It is a great show & I urge you to listen to it ! What a great Radio station indeed !

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