If youve seen any of TBVL's previous shows, then you KNOW that frontman Gamma Raye really gives you your money's worth! This artist makes us confront reality mixed with societal hypocrisy. If you think that "fitting in" is an uphill battle, then Larry will awaken you to things you need to know. This band's greatest charm is that Larry delves into dark humor and campiness. Listeners are not only entertained, but somewhat enlightened in an irreverant way. Style: Creepy Psycho Industrial Surf Goth! Persona: The Munsters Meet Batman, directed by Quentin Tarantino.
A surf rock answer to Marilyn Manson? Stranger things have happened… If K's were given on the basis of band names alone, The Blessed Virgin Larry, the brainchild of corpse-painted, besuited madman and Kansas City, Missouri native Gamma Raye, would be proud owners of a 5K review right off the bat. With its wryly cheesy electronic beats, surf rock guitars and The Addams Family, 60s-style horror-goth theatrics, is what really makes Gamma Raye’s sophomore album ‘TVBL’ such an intriguing proposition and just how different it sounds to pretty much everything else around. Some of this is just plain silly, for sure. But on the whole, from the eerie crooning and slide guitar of ‘I’m Killing You’ to the ‘80s goth’n’glitter glamfest of ‘Son Of A Bitch’, ‘TVBL’ is one bizarre party album you don’t want to pass you by. By: Daniel Lukes (Karrang Magazine).
In 1966 "Lil' Red Riding Hood" climbed to #2 on the Billboard Pop Charts, earning Sam Sham & The Pharaohs a gold record. Find this track on TBVL's 2005 CD, "The United Police States Of America". (self-release), Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Goth
Written as an introduction to the band by the General Publick, The Demon Within was the first BVL track written and recorded. Fid this track on the 2000 CD, "TBVL". (self-release), Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Goth
The Blessed Virgin Larry pose the question Would It be The Same If Jesus Was You're Name, in this thought provoking epic goth track. Recorded in 2002 and released on The Jesus Conspiracy CD. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Goth
An epic love song in classic BVL style. The Blessed Virgin Larry have been described as "The Munsters meet Batman directed by Quentin Tarantino", and that is very fitting for this track. BVL have hit another home run with Disease which features their creepy surf goth style! Written by: Brooks/Lewis, Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Goth
Remixed by NeuRepublic in 2002, S. O. B. is one of the most popular tracks from all 3 BVL self released CDs. The intro of S. O. B. was inspired by theme music from the 60's western - The Good/The Bad/and The Ugly. Get the original version of Son Of A Bitch on the self titled 2000 debut CD "TBVL". Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Goth
Crossing surf, rock, and gothic styles, I'm Killing You put TBVL on the rock and roll map. Listeners can find this track on the self-titled 2000 CD, "TBVL". (self-release), Male Vocals, Horror, Monster Pop
TBVL's political views on local and national law enforcement, goverment and big brother. The lyrics are harsh but true. This track can be found on TBVL's 2005 CD, "The United Police States Of America". (self-release), Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Post-Rock
The most popular, and most downloaded track from all 3 Blessed Virgin Larry self released discs. The intro of Son Of A Bitch was inspired by theme music from the 60's western - The Good/The Bad/and The Ugly. Listeners can find Son Of A Bitch on the 2000 CD, "TBVL". (self-release), Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Goth