Surprise Surprise! Blue Murder hasn’t been together since 1994, and now they have VEVO channel on youtube. Could this be a sign of John Sykes resurrecting his old band? Somehow I doubt it, but one can only hope!
Check out my favorite Blue Murder tune, “Valley of the Kings” below.
Have you been looking for John Sykes post Whitesnake music, but have been unable to find it? Five of John’s CD are available at CD Baby.com. The CD’s available are Loveland, Chapter One, Nuclear Cowboy, 20th Century and Bad Boy Live. They are also available via iTunes.
Check out this live clip of John Sykes performing the Blue Murder tunes, “We All Fall Down” and “Billy”.
If you were a fan of the 1987 album by Whitesnake, you should be familiar with the awesome guitar work of John Sykes. Blue Murder is the band started up by Sykes after his departure from Whitesnake. Needless to say, the songs from Blue Murder have a definite Whitesnake like vibe about them, but they stand out on their own merit.
It didn’t hurt his cause that he got two amazing musicians to join him in Blue Murder. The Firm’s fretless bass wonder Tony Franklin and former Ozzy Osbourne drummer Carmine Appice flesh out would could be one of the best hard rock three piece acts of the eighties.
Blue Murder has it all. Great vocals, fantastic guitar work and killer songs. This CD has been one of my favorites over the last 20 years. I still play this one regularly today. I became a fan of John Sykes because of the infamous 1987 Whitesnake album, but it was the Blue Murder disc that solidified him as one of my favorite guitarists of all time.
The Bottom line: Every hard rock and metal fan on the planet ought to own this excellent CD. You can grab your own copy of this disc, at this link.
2. Sex Child
3. Valley Of The Kings
4. Jelly Roll
5. Blue Murder
6. Out Of Love
9. Black-Hearted Woman
Blue Murder is:
John Sykes – Vocals & Lead Guitar
Tony Franklin – Bass
Carmine Appice – Drums
Blue Murder’s song “We All Fall Down” is off of the band’s 1993 album, Nothin’ But Trouble. The lineup of Blue Murder for this album was Kelly Keeling on vocals, John Sykes on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza on bass, and Tommy O’Steen on drums. John Sykes handles the lead vocals on “We All Fall Down”. Check it out below!!
Freakshow, the new band featuring Markus Allen Christoper (Miss Crazy), Frankie Banali (Quiet RIot), Jeff Labar (Cinderella) and Tony Franklin (Blue Murder) have released a new song called “Everyone” on their myspace page.
Cinderella fans are going to love it! The guitar riff on this tune reminds me a lot of Cinderella’s song, “Somebody Save Me”
Go to myspace.com/freakshowrox to check it out!