Friday, March 13, 2009

Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow

Screaming Lord Sutch is March's Bad Idea Potluck icon. He is famous for dressing like Jack the Ripper and running for British Parliament. As you can see from this video, he also had a way with a rock n' roll song. By all accounts, his theatricality prefigured that of Alice Cooper, making him sort of a missing link between Cooper and his own inspiration Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

Okay, maybe this video really just demonstrates why he's the icon of the month.

I like this obit on him in the Dead Musician's Directory:

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