Album Description: "The Screaming Blue Messiahs" were a rock band, formed in 1983 in London by Bill Carter (vocals and guitar), Chris Thompson (bass guitar and vocals) and Kenny Harris (drums) in the wake of the pub rock and punk scenes that had been so predominant on the UK capital's live music circuit during the late '70s/ early '80s.


SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS - Good And Gone 12" LP Vinyl Album front cover

Music Genre:

Post Punk Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS - Good and Gone" was produced by: Vic Maile

Vic Maile , born on 27 March 1943, was a highly respected British sound engineer and record producer who played a significant role in shaping the sound of rock and roll. With his remarkable talent and passion for music, Maile made a lasting impact on the industry, leaving behind a legacy that continues to resonate with fans and artists alike.


Maile's journey in music began during his formative years, where he developed a deep fascination with sound and its manipulation. As a teenager, he immersed himself in the world of electronics and sound engineering, constantly experimenting with audio equipment and exploring new ways to capture and enhance musical performances.

In the 1960s, Maile emerged as a sought-after sound engineer, working with numerous bands and artists in the thriving British music scene. His technical proficiency and ability to understand the intricacies of sound quickly earned him a reputation for excellence. Artists and producers recognized Maile as someone who could elevate their music to new heights through his expertise in the recording studio.

Throughout his career, Maile had the privilege of collaborating with a diverse range of bands and musicians, each with their unique styles and sonic signatures. Some of the notable names he worked with include:

1. Dr. Feelgood: Maile's partnership with Dr. Feelgood in the mid-1970s proved to be a pivotal moment in both his career and the band's success. He played a vital role in capturing the band's raw, high-energy pub rock sound, contributing to the creation of their influential debut album, "Down by the Jetty" (1975).

2. Motörhead: One of Maile's most iconic collaborations was with the legendary heavy metal band Motörhead. His production work on their seminal albums, such as "Overkill" (1979) and "Ace of Spades" (1980), helped define their distinctive and aggressive sound. Maile's ability to capture the band's raw intensity and sheer power in the studio cemented their status as one of the genre's most influential acts.

3. Girlschool: Maile's partnership with the all-female heavy metal band Girlschool yielded exceptional results. He worked closely with them on albums like "Hit and Run" (1981) and "Screaming Blue Murder" (1982), crafting a sound that balanced their fierce energy with melodic hooks. His production skills showcased the band's musical prowess and contributed to their rise in the male-dominated rock landscape.

4. The Quireboys: Maile collaborated with The Quireboys for their debut album, "A Bit of What You Fancy" (1990). With his guidance, the band achieved a blend of classic rock and roll swagger with a contemporary edge, resulting in a critically acclaimed record that earned them commercial success.

Vic Maile's talent as a sound engineer and record producer extended far beyond these notable collaborations. His contributions to the rock and roll genre are immeasurable, as he worked with a myriad of artists who trusted him to translate their artistic vision into captivating sonic experiences.

This album was recorded at: Elephant Studios

Record Label Information:

Big Beat WEA 240 650 / WX 16

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Germany
Complete Track-listing of the album "SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS - Good and Gone"

The detailed tracklist of this record "SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS - Good and Gone" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Someone To Talk To 3:35
  2. I Want Up 3:35
  3. Good And Gone 1:42
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. You're Gonna Change 2:39
  2. Happy Home 2:53
  3. Tracking The Dog 2:58


Front Cover Photo Of SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS - Good And Gone 12" LP Vinyl Album


SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS - Good And Gone 12" LP Vinyl Album front cover

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Photo Of The Back Cover SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS - Good And Gone 12" LP Vinyl Album


SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS - Good And Gone 12" LP Vinyl Album back cover

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"Good and Gone" Light Blue Colour Record Label Details: WEA 240 650-1, WX 16

"Good and Gone" Light Blue Colour Record Label Details: 240 650-1, WX 16