Friday, January 9, 2009
In continuation of the Zambian music post from last year I present the WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc). Yet another total obscurity from 1975 that was repressed last year in a criminally small run of 300. I missed out on that press, but luckily the sucker is out there again thanks to Shadocks music of Germany (again 300 copies..this time on blue). USA heads can swoop a copy here (yes, I know its 40 bucks... it's worth it...trust me.). recent discoveries of bands like Blo and the Peace have shown that african psych was alive and well in the 70's. This shit has some classic fuzzed out guitars but with some African inflection and synchopation....trippy shit. What is even more astounding is that this band were'nt a bunch of white ex-pats...but black locals. I was born in Zamnia and my uncle Steve lived there for his entire youth...and trust me, these cats were'nt playing at the local white dances. Where the fuck were they playing??? who knows, but this shit SMOKES. Me and Steve are doing a little detective work to find more info about this stuff staright from the horses mouth, but so far its all blanks. Dig in.