Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Screaming Lord Sutch Purple People Eater & Show # 480

Screaming Lord Sutch started as an English musician in the 1960s. Taking inspiration from Screaming Jay Hawkins, he took his music to what some people would call shock rock levels, pre-dating Alice Cooper. He would often dress up and perform live shows as Jack The Ripper and his music reflected Horror based themes. While he may be known for his song “Jack The Ripper” which has been covered by numerous Garage Rock bands from The Gruesomes to The White Stripes, in 1966 he released a version of the song “One Eyed Flying Purple People Eater” as a single. Backed with the song “You Don’t Care,” this single was released only in Germany and at the time not available in the U.S. The song was backed by, as were most of his recordings by The Savages.

"One Eyed Flying Purple People Eater" was originally written and performed by Sheb Wooley and released as a novelty song in 1958. The song itself quickly became a hit on the Billboard singles charts going to number one on the Pop and R&B charts in 1958. This strange song was adapted by Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages in a Garage/R&B rave up style and even features a little bit of The Rolling Stones song “Satisfaction” at the end. On an interesting side note, Sutch is referenced in The Rolling Stones song “Get Off My Cloud” as the man “All dressed up in the Union Jack”. Sutch’s version of “Purple People Eater” was well received and eventually became one of Sutch’s best sellers.

Revolution Rock Halloween Play List:

1. Ramones – Chain Saw
2. The Carbonas – Trapped In Hell
3. The Fall - There's A Ghost In My House
4. The Rebel Set – Nightmare
5. The Deadly Ones – There’s A Creature In The Surfer’s Lagoon
6.  Lon Chaney Jr. & Ronald Stein - Theme from Spider Baby
7. Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages – Purple People Eater
8. The Vooduo – House On Haunted Hill
9. PJ Harvey - Meet Ze Monsta (To Bring You My Love)
10. The Legend Killers – Zombie Janitors From Hell
11. The Modernettes – Surf City Strangler (Live)
12. The Spits – Halloween Fun
13. Compulsive Gamblers – Don’t Haunt Me
14.  Frankenstein 5 – Kill and Go Hide
15. The Gruesomes – Jack The Ripper Part I
16. The Gruesomes – Jack The Ripper Part II
17. The Make Up – We Live By Night
18. The Locusts Have No King - Grave Danger
19. King Khan & BBQ Show - Invisible Girl
20. Ty Segall – You Should Never Have Opened That Door
21. The Libertines - Death On The Stairs
22. Chuck Berry – Trick or Treat

Download the Revoluiton Rock Halloween show 2013 here

Fear Of Music Halloween Play List:

1. The Birthday Party - Dead Song
2.  Pow Wows – Shock Corridor
3. The Misfits – I Turned Into A Marian
4. The Cramps - Human Fly
5. The Vaselines - Lovecraft
6. Goblin - Witch
7. The Migs – Gravestoned
8. Ghost Bikini - Spooks
9. Lucifier's Voyage - I
10. Magic Hall of Mirrors - Devil's Highway Pt.1
11. Tom Waits - Such A Scream
12. The Gruesomes - Dementia 13
13. Deja Voodoo – Monsters In My Garage Got Married
14. Rocket From the Tombs - Butcherhouse 4
15. Public Image Limited - Graveyard
16. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Death To Everyone
17. Dave Vanian & The Phantom Chords – Swamp Thing
18. Thee Oh Sees – Ghost In The Trees
19. Slint - Breadcrumb Trail
20. The Laughing Clowns - Ghost Beat

I was a guest on Fear of Music, it was another Halloween themed program. Fear of Music explores the weirder side of Indie Rock every Wednesday from 10:30-Noon on CJAM 99.1 FM. Download this show here.

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