Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Random Tribute: Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Badder than you for many reasons, including:

●Put out an album called Black Music for White People

● Emerged out of coffins on stage

● Had a flaming skull named Henry as his constant companion

● Rocked an Afro-hawk

● Toured with the Clash; appeared in Mystery Train. Black Sabbath boosted his whole stage show.

● When asked what it is that makes him scream he replied, "Being black. Prejudice. Marrying a girl who said she was pregnant after I'd just spent two years in Alaska and was too foolish to know better."