Bloody Mess

Bloody Mess - In his own words:

I’ve been doing “IT” since early 1983. Screaming the blues. My first band was CHIPS PATROLL. Doing hardcore punk/thrash stuff. We changed our name to The Unaccepted. Played shows with bands like The Necros & M.I.A. In places like Chicago, Springfield, & Peoria. After being kicked out of the band, I started BLOODY MESS & HATE.(in 1985) Doing obnoxious punk covers & hardcore punk rock originals. We played shows with bands like G.G. Allin, A.O.D., Happy World, Naked Raygun, and 10-96. In places like Champaign,Illinois, Creve Coeur, & Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Where I made some great friends for life) In 1988, Bloody Mess & The Skabs were formed. I spent the next 8 years, in a revolving door of musicians and utter chaos. The band was signed to Black & Blue Records & we did many 7 inch records & albums & cd’s. We played with bands like: Beautiful Burt & The Crotch Crickets, Safe Sex, Rednecks In Pain, Psycho & many more. We played New York City, Philadelphia, Deleware, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Davenport, Indianapolis, Cleveland & more. During this era, I appeared on the Nationally syndicated PHIL DONAHUE tv show, as well as ROLONDA. Myself & the band were featured in a tv show out of England called PASSENGERS at one point, & I also was a guest on a BBC radio program (and was even paid for it!). The band made newspaper headlines both locally & nationally when art was used on our first record, which was drawn by serial killer John Wayne Gacy. More articles appeared when serial killer Kenneth Bianchi (one of The Hillside Strangler killers) created the poster art for our “Empty” ep. The band were banned more often than not from clubs, halls & parties, because of destructive stage shows and all around chaos & debauchery. After burning the flag onstage in Davenport, Iowa, the band made the front page of at least 5 different newspapers in Iowa & Illinois. Death threats came. (and went) I quit the band in 1993 (or was it 94?) during the Hungover & Stoned East Coast tour. Enough was enough. Shit, at last count I think the group went thru 34 different band members!!! I decided to check out the outlaw country scene. In 1995 I assembled a band & wrote/recorded The Bloody & The Country Trash Punks 7 inch record. (for BALONEY SHRAPNEL RECORDS in Phoenix, Az.) The record was premature really, in the vocal department, as my education in doing country vocals was still to come. Never-the-less, it’s a cool little record, with fantastic musicianship. Steel guitars & all. Next, in 1996, I formed a working outlaw country band. THE RENEGADES. We promptly learned 40 or so songs, covers of classic country hits, from Johnny Cash, Waylon, Willie, David Allan Coe, Merle Haggard, Freddy Fender, Hank Junior, etc…and we played a shitload of gigs in Illinois. We played every honky tonk, redneck dive & even the “Dew Drop Inn” in Peoria. 75 shows in all! The shows were 4 sets a night, at least twice a week. Had a lot of fun & it was cool learning to sing. And the parallel between punk & outlaw country is obvious. The big difference is the beat & the twang. I finally grew tired/bored of doing this type of music & the band quietly morphed into a rock band called THE VAYNES.

We learned cool rock covers by The Doors, Bay City Rollers, Bowie, The Clash, Blondie, Deep Purple, The Stones & more. We played in bars. Lots of bars. Saw many fights, drank lots of liquor & started to want to rock out harder. And I grew very sick of being in a fucking cover band. It was fun though. I was paid well. But those scenes made me want to vomit after awhile. The Vaynes morphed into BLOODY & THE VAYNES and what a band! We did some punky ass hard rock & delivered a killer “live” performance always! We played Cleveland, Ohio and Illinois & Wisconsin & recorded an amazing cd for Black & Blue Records. One of the songs from that CD, “MY BLACK LITTLE HEART”, started gaining national airplay & was even in regular rotation on Rock 106 here in Peoria. It was sweet! We opened a show for Nazareth once in Peoria & I was kicked out eventually for lots of reasons. One was that I annoyed the band.(Nazareth) I was SO drunk that I kept telling them I was “the singer of the opening band”. After the umpteenth time, they were livid. It was funny. Their drummer dropped dead 2 weeks later. (RIP Daryll Sweet) In 1999, I ended up getting a job as a radio DJ. I liked it a lot & created a 2 hour Sunday night show called THE CHURCH OF ROCK. I got ordained as a non-denominational minister. I started performing wedding ceremonies & have done around 18 marriages. I got so into radio that I quit the Vaynes. I became Reverend Derek Moody(on the radio) & enjoyed a full time radio gig from 6-Midnites in Bloomington, Il., at WIHN (I-Rock). I was there 3 years and also did part time radio for years. It afforded me the luxury of hanging out with, interviewing & meeting cool people like Alice , Ron Asheton from The Stooges, Richie Stotts of The Plasmatics, Hank 3, Zakk Wylde & many more. I left radio in around 2007 when the 4th incarnation of The Church Of Rock wnet bye-bye. I hope to start the show again in the future. Around this time, Ede & Mister Void honored me (a lot) by putting together the Bloody Mess tribute cd!!! (BLOODY & THE BASTARD CHILDREN) Lots of cool bands covered my songs and I even got to add two brand new originals to that album. One (ROCK N ROLL SCALLYWAG) was co-written by myself & Wes Beech of The Plasmatics!! This album inspired me to get back into doing music again.

In 2003 I formed BLOODY & THE TRANSFUSIONS, an awesome punky rock n roll act that played many gigs in its 5 year span. We did two tours of Texas, played all over the midwest & recorded a full length cd for Black & Blue Records, that I’m quite proud of. It was the best “LIVE” act I ever had the pleasure of working with. And now? I have returned, full circle, to my hardcore punk roots. If you haven’t yet heard: Black & Blue records has finally released the BLOODY MESS: Anti Rockstar CD. It’s a killer 36 song cd containing music from 1985 to 2008! Its a retrospective containing songs not previously released on cd, or not released at all. Yep—Lots of great songs from my ex bands: Hate, the Skabs, The Vaynes and The Transfusions…You can get it from me, or at www.blackandbluerecords.com and I-Tunes.

Shortly after this writing Bloody formed the short lived Bloody & The New Disease. Today Bloody is living in Oregon as a result of a interesting punk rock merger. Since 2010 to early 2012 Bloody was touring and recording as Bloody Mess & The Hollowbodys. Experience two great punk legends that sound great together! Captured  live on new album "Ready Willing Unstable" available now!

Catch Bloody as the Ringmaster or Jester as we like to think of him

with The Bloody Mess Rock Circus a guaranteed freak show of punk rock coming to your favorite dive bar!

 

Interview:

BLOODY MESS TAPS A VEIN for his fans – An interview by Brian Khoury


The following is an interview with infamous Midwest punk rocker Bloody Mess (also known as Bloody F. Mess). Bloody’s been kicking around the underground music scene since 1983, sometimes full-time, sometimes part-time, sometimes not at all. He’s disappeared numerous times over the years, only to re-surface again and again with a slightly different sound every time (and sometimes a different appearance).
Bloody gained notoriety singing for bands such as Chips Patrol, Unaccepted, Hate, The Skabs, The Vaynes and even outlaw country bands such as The Renegades and The Country Trash Punks. Bloody is currently residing in his hometown of Peoria, Illinois and he’s back yet again, starting a whole new chapter with a band called Bloody & The Transfusions. This interview was conducted via the telephone on Wednesday May 19th, 2004. It was 2am Central time. Bloody was at home in Peoria writing song lyrics, while I kicked back at my place in Chicago, remembering Bloody shows I had seen over the years.

Khoury: Well Bloody, you’ve been involved in the punk rock underground now for about 21 years. What is it that keeps you going and interested in music & performing?

Bloody: You mean besides nipple spankings and sheep? (laughs) I’m a rocker. Born a rocker, die a rocker. To quote Charlie Harper of The U.K. Subs. Rock n Roll keeps me, and a whole lot of other people young. Besides, I’ve got the energy, the lyrics and a killer band, so why wouldn’t I keep going. It’s in my blood.

Khoury: Well, didn’t you sort of quit performing back in 1999?

Bloody: I was still with The Vaynes in ’99, but I got into doing radio as a sort of career and I was insanely burned out on constantly having been in bands since 1983, doing shows, rehearsing, writing all the time. I decided to take a break and focus on the creativity of doing my radio gig. I’m still doing radio, 5 years later, by the way. It was a drag having to leave The Vaynes though. I loved that band.

Khoury: That brings me to the next question. How long have you had the new band together & can you tell me about the guys in the band?

Bloody: My band is called The Transfusions. We’ve been together since I think August or September of 2003. Billy The Kid is on drums. He played with a band called GravelBath for years, and is a solid drummer and has been a friend of mine for over a decade. Lincoln is our bass player from hell and of course my brother from another mother! I met Lincoln at a Motorhead concert in 2003. The newest member of the band is Dave Moe. He plays guitar not only with his hands, but also his mind. Sometimes it’s so scary he has to wear adult diapers. You can always DEPEND on Dave, (laughs) Dave replaced our original guitarist Johnny G-String, and yes, we’re still pals with Johnny, and will soon be doing gigs with his new band The Scrappers.

Khoury: Will you guys be recording an album at any point?

Bloody: Did Jesus have holes in his hands? (laughs) Hell yes my brother! We’re currently writing a full-length CD which will be released on Black & Blue Records. This promises to be the best album yet, because I’ve got a book full of lyrics written and the Transfusions are coming up with killer music on a regular basis.

Khoury: I really dug your last release (Bloody & The Vaynes) which came out in 1999.

Bloody: Yeah – me too. (laughs) It’s my personal favorite of all my back catalog. You can order that CD from Black & Blue Records. I’ll give you the address and website info at the end of this conversation. They’ve got a lot of my stuff for sale. Buy it. Please, (laughs)

Khoury: Your lyrics & performance is still close to how it always was… But I noticed you’ve experimented with different rock sounds… Punk, hard rock, country…

Bloody: Amen. Life could get boring if it weren’t for trying new styles out. It’s a blast.

Khoury: What can we expect, as far as the sound, of the upcoming Transfusions sound?

Bloody: Uhhh… you can expect to fully climax when you hear any of the new songs.

Khoury: (laughs)

Bloody: It’ll be a punk-n-roll album with little bits of diversity and cool tunes. Some song titles you’ll see on the CD are: “T.H.C.”, “Tore Up From The Ground Floor Up”, and “Back On The Street.”

Khoury: Black & Blue Records recently released the Bloody Mess Tribute CD. How did that come about? Were you flattered?

Bloody: Are you kidding? I’m still flattered! In a nutshell, my friends Ede G. and Mister Void, from the band Slave, organized & put together the tribute disc, they teamed up with Black & Blue, and I was blown away! The respect is very much appreciated. The CD came out great with a lot of diverse bands doing versions of my songs. I even contributed 2 new tracks for the album. One is called “Rock N Roll Scallywag” and was co-written by myself & Wes Beech of The Plasmatics. Thanks to Dave Glover and Kevin Gray of The Megasonics for doing all of the music on that song.. .They did a smoking job!

Khoury: And Dave Glover was The Vaynes guitarist?

Bloody: Yes he was. He’s a brilliant guitarist and he’ll be mixing & producing the Transfusions CD. The other new song on the tribute disc is “Caged Animal”, a rockin mofo written by my drummer, Billy The Kid. I wrote the lyrics and a bunch of my bastard children performed on the recorded version. Thanx Ede, Void, Gary, Billy and Nic Belle! Cheers!

Khoury: Do you guys perform any of your older material at shows?

Bloody: We do stuff from The Skabs era, stuff from The Vaynes and our own new tunes. And I like doing covers by bands that are being forgotten. I like to preserve the roots of rock and keep it alive. We do songs by The Germs, Plasmatics, Ramones, The Dead Boys, Motorhead, Johnny Thunders Heratbreakers, Iggy & The Stooges. Hell we even do Johnny Cash, and are thinking of adding a Bob Marley song. But mainly we do high intensity punk n roll with an intense stage show performance to back it up.

Khoury: What else is on the horizon for Bloody & The Transfusions?

Bloody: We’re recording a couple of tracks for the upcoming 10-96 tribute CD. I’ll be doing a spoken word piece for that release too, for my fallen brother Dean Dirt. That will be coming out on CD & vinyl I believe. We’ve got new Transfusions shirts & buttons for sale. Black & Blue is also talking with me about a DVD release with Transfusions footage & old, rare stuff too. That’ll be real cool cause I’ve got tons of wicked video footage ii my collection.

Khoury: How often are you performing these days?

Bloody: Ahhhh… you know… I only enjoy doing about 2 gigs a month. We play locally and do shows in other states as well. We recently played in Kenosha, Wisconsin with the legendary Beautiful Burt & The Slage. That rocked. We’re headed to St. Louis on July 24th to perform at The Inferno. We’re also at SOP in Peoria on September 11th, and we wanna do shows in Detroit, Cleveland, Phoenix and wherever. If you want to book us just contact my e mail address at the end of this interview! And put the beer on ice pronto!
Khoury: Well Bloody, I appreciate your time and I hope to see you perform again soon. It’s always a blast, always unpredictable and I’ll give you the last word.

Bloody: Well thanks for YOUR time first of all. I wanna say that Black & Blue Records has a website at: www.blackandbluerecords.com and you can order the tribute CD and older material by contacting them at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Look out for the Transfusions baby! And remember, everyone else grew up, but I got Transfused!

Bloody Mess “Anti Rock Superstar A Retrospective” (Black & Blue)
Bloody Mess & The New Disease (myspace.com/bloodymessandthenewdisease)

Bloody brutal, and righteously raw, this Chicago suburbs punk scene vet (now playing in Peoria) has spent a quarter century making ugly, sometimes sludgy, occasionally scary sounds (one song on his new album ends with 5 minutes of coughing) that will cause you to have Bloody Stools (maybe his next band name). The Retrospective CD is an amazing collection for 80′s, 90′s and recent work that plays with everything from hardcore punk to Southern rock/outlaw Americana to just plain trash rock n’ roll, and it’s amazing how solid and hardcore he remains, the quality never dipping (and he looks virtually the same now as then). This is the kind of “easy” music (meaning it allows for ragged edges, cheap recording, and drunken execution) so it’s easy to become fat and lazy doing it, but Bloody always brings the same dedication and enthusiasm a wide eyed teen brings, and the 1985 cuts in the retrospective (which includes rarities, live tracks, unreleased cuts, and a WMAQ radio bit) perfectly fit with the tracks on the new CD.
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Anti-Rock Star

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RAW Chaotic Punk Rock and some Solid Rock N Roll
Finally all the Early year recordings, B-sides and unreleased recordings are on CD! This CD!

The first 12 tracks are with Hate, the next 21 are with the legendary punk rock underground icons The Skabs. Then an alternate version of one of the Vaynes’ songs and 2 brand new tracks from The Transfusions complete the package.

Bloody Mess & The Skabs

6th Grade Field Trip

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Bloody Mess & The Skabs-6th Grade Field Trip

The debut LP from this infamous punk rock band from Peoria IL. This album predates Gabby Skab having blue hair. WOW! Includes “Think Of Punk Rock When You Shit”, “My Own Worst Enemy”, ” the Bottom line” and of course the title track. This is the original Skabs and Bloody with guests including Stevo from Impetigo on 3 tracks. This album was also produced by Larry Evilelf and was always one of his favorites and hopefully yours too!

Hung Over & Stoned

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The final album from Punk Rock Legend Bloody F Mess and his band Bloody Mess & The Skabs. This one is chock full of punk rock and political and social commentary that is sure to strike a nerve. Complete with interview bonus track this one is worth it!

Bloody began his career in Peoria IL with band Chips Patrol and Hate before forming the band he would gain his infamy from Bloody Mess & The Skabs. Bloody and crew played all over and have recorded with the King of Underground music GG Allin. Bloody did a spoken word set on GG’s Hated in The Nation tour that ended in Dallas TX with GG being stabbed. Bloody Mess & The Skabs had 2 full CDS and 4 EPs behind them when they broke up for good in 1995. Bloody tried a C&W diversion with The Renegades and slowly turned back to rock and eventually The Vaynes. This band rocked live as well as on this studio album. Rock N Roll with Punk Rock Lyrics!!! Bloody’s current band is Bloody Mess & The New Disease.

GG Allin and Bloody Mess & The Skabs – THE BLOODY YEARS

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The Numerous rumors over the years became fact the morning of June 28th 1993. he notorious GG Allin died of an overdose in NYC. We all knew he would die young, but since he had originally planned to kill himself on stage, it came as a shocking surprise. Having known GG since about 1983, having done tours with him across the states and having overdosed on drugs and alcohol with him as well during those times. I’m sure as shit that he was the most shocked when he woke up and found himself dead. The content of this compact disc are from tapes I recorded and collected over the years (there are/were others, but they have since been lost, stolen or even worse sound quality than this stuff). The “Live” recordings and the phone conversations speak for themselves and were recorded before during or after the infamous “Hated In The Nation” tours, in which I opened for GG doing drunken spoken word ramblings. The songs recorded with my band , Bloody Mess & The Skabs were recorded when GG came to hang out with me here in Peoria IL. it was 2 nights of extreme alcohol and drug use and it shows in the songs themselves. Not only did we record Trashy Musick, but we spent time getting thrown out of a gay bar and a porn shop, drinking and running from cops in downtown alleys, getting a ride from an undercover narc and popping pills to the point of 2 day nausea. I hope this CD makes you sick as well. GG Allin lives on thru his musick and our memories.

Take it sleazy,
Bloody Mess 1993

BLOODY AND THE TRANSFUSIONS:

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Another Black & Blue release from Punk Rock Legend Bloody F Mess and his band The Transfusions. After The Vaynes broke up due to the infamous Creepy Crawl show in St Louis, Bloody took some time off. Bloody had been playing with various bands until he formed The Transfusions in 2004. After a whirlwind tour in 2006 that ended with 3 dates in Texas Bloody along with Guitarist David Moe, Drummer Billy The Kid and the animated bass and vocals of country boy Lincoln Log set to recording and this is the result. A dozen slices of Punk Rock Stoner classics made to be played loud! Hear Bloody trash radio rock on FMFU, sing about his life on DIVEBAR SUPERSTAR, recap his time in southern TX on MINDS BLOWN IN SAN ANTONE and lots more! This is one Transfusion your ears will really appreciate!

BLOODY AND THE VAYNES

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Another Black & Blue release from Punk Rock Legend Bloody F Mess and his band The Vaynes. This band rocked live as well as on this studio album. Rock N Roll with Punk Rock Lyrics!!!

BLOODY AND THE VAYNES Black Little Heart EP

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For those who really love Bloody & The Vaynes you need to have this. The Remix of Empty is awesome and the new song “Unclog Your Drain” is a real fun rocker.
The final release from Punk Rock Legend Bloody F Mess and his band The Vaynes.

Compilations:

Bloody & The Bastard Children – A Tribute To Bloody F Mess

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This CD also features 2 new songs by Bloody Mess as well as covers of his songs by an assortment of bands. Punk. Metal, Electronic and ???? are captured here.

Finally a Tribute CD to Punk Rock Icon Bloody F Mess. This CD features music from a variety of genres all performing one of the punk songs from Bloody Mess. Plus you get 2 new songs from Bloody Mess himself! WOWZER!

Music To Make Your Ears Hurt

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Music To Make Your Ears Hurt Too

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Music To Make Your Ears Hurt Trey

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