Independent label: The Blood are a London-based punk rock band, formed in 1982. Led by Cardinal Jesus Hate and JJ Bedsore. The Band was Cardinal Jesus Hate - vocals JJ Bedsore - guitar Muttley - bass Dr. Wildthing - drums Frankie Flame - Keyboards. The band formed in the early 1980s under the name Coming Blood. Their music is a blend of hardcore punk, Oi!, heavy metal, football chants and shock rock. Many of their songs criticize religion or discuss political or philosophical topics. Their first single, "Megalomania", ridiculed the Pope. Their second single "Stark Raving Normal" criticized one-dimensional patriotism, apathy and mediocrity. The Cardinal calls himself a punk secular humanist. Their first album, False Gestures for a Devious Public (1983), hit the UK top 30 and was voted one of the year’s best releases by Sounds magazine. They used to be managed by Garry Bushell, and their song "Such Fun" was on the Oi! compilation album Oi! Oi! That's Yer Lot!. J.J. Bedsore died in 2004 of multiple organ failure due to years of chronic alcoholism. Distributed By IDS.
Stark Raving Normal