Thursday, July 8
Horror Rock Pioneers - Screaming Lord Sutch
Continuing our look at the pioneers of Horror Rock we today take a look at what I consider one of the big three of horror music – Screaming Lord Sutch (the other two members of the horror elite being Screaming Jay Hawkins and Alice Cooper).
Lord Sutch was actually born David Edward Sutch on November 10, 1940. He played during the 60’s and was best known for his signature song Jack the Ripper. Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages, his backup band, were early shock rock pioneers. Screaming Lord Sutch was quite the character. He was a British musician who was directly influenced by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, so much so he changed his name to Screaming Lord Sutch.
Horror songs by Sutch included Big Black Coffin, Midnight Man, Jack the Ripper, She’s Fallen in Love with a Monster Man, Monster Rock, Murder in the Graveyard, Monster in Black Tights, Dracula’s Daughter, Only here for the Blood and many more.
One interesting thing about Lord Sutch is the caliber of musicians he either played with live or recorded with. Among them were: Ritchie Blackmore, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and Noel Redding – talk about an all-star brigade!
Sutch suffered from depression, and committed suicide June 16, 1999 by hanging. He was definitely a pioneer of shock rock, so let me raise my bloody knife in salute to you, Screaming Lord Sutch.
Wanna hear some Screamin Lord Sutch? Go here…
SCREAMING LORD SUTCH
and click away to hear snippets of his songs!
And here are some music videos from SCREAMING LORD SUTCH: