20070126

Witch - Lazy Bones (Zambia 1975)

"Another out-of-nowhere African 70s rock discovery in the BLO mold. Completely unknown band from Zambia, privately pressed on a small local label, this five-piece electric band plays a strong electric African underground style. Tons of wah wah-fuzz guitar in every track, African style beats and vocals and all original songs. If bands from Nigeria such as Blo and Ofege and bands from Zambia such as Rikki Ililonga and Chrissy Zebby are all traveling on the psychedelic highway at 100 mph, the Witch overtakes them with 120."

"...inspirational psych/rock group blasting out of Zambia in 1975. A soul-shouting edge combines with hard driving punk/garage guitars, tons of wah-wah, mesmeric melodic constructs, heavy African rhythms and powering blues testifying that sounds like a more militant/low-down take on South American psych."

from the back cover:

"If you're feeling depressed, low, disturbed, irritable, out-of-sorts, sad, frustrated or wildly demented, then folks, we suggest you seek out a quiet place, indulge in some soothing meditation and cut away that headache by listening to this inspirational album (we've even included a copy of our lyrics to assist those who have difficulty in understanding the messages we transmit, in the hope that this will help them dig the LP in total). We would also like to extend out thanks to all those who have supported us int he past - we wish you well, brothers and sisters. To those of you who have been unkind and deliberately troublesome, we suggest you go jump in the lake specially featured for you on our cover. In closing, a special tribute to out collaborator Shaddick Bwalya for his tremendous contribution to this album. Right on, Witch!" (buy it)

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Witch - Lazy Bones


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Right on, Witch!

jerome said...

Holy shit!

iheartrecords said...

I love The Witch! Saving me the trouble of burning my record.

Greetings from San Diego!
Melissa

iheartrecords said...

you should definitely check out that Chrissy Zebby reissue if you haven't already. it is out of control! thanks again for all the great music.

Melissa

nick beef said...

hay cool, i heard about this a while ago, but never to to check it it.

hay i run the blog Green Fuz, which you so graciously link to. I've got a question about how you upload music files into Odeo and then embed the player into your pages.

I would really love to do this especially with newer music that I don't want to offer full downloads, but i still would like to help publicize.

Keep up the blog, its great!!!

-denez

Crotchbat said...

Hey Nick - big fan of your blog. Here's the deal with Odeo: http://studio.odeo.com/create/home Sign up and upload away. Once the upload is done, you'll have a few different players to choose from. Just copy the html code into blogger (like embedding a YouTube video) and you're ready to go. Good luck!

Tristan said...

Wow, this is excellent stuff - never heard of it before, many thanks for posting such a find!

Anonymous said...

Totally awesome. I picked up this and Heavy Metal Kids. You've got tons of great stuff on your blog. Thanks

Gam said...

Wow,
I'd love to get this song by song, track by track. I've searched on line for sellers of this album but still haven't found it.
It is a crime that the world hasn't been exposed more to The Witch and The Peace!
G

johnv said...

This post is like a miracle! Thanks for sharing this lost gem.

Magas said...

Wow, this album has really been flooring me! The melodies and the way everything is recorded is so warm, raw and powerful. It continues to seep in deeper with each listen and I just can't STOP listening to it! I wish there was some video footage of these guys out there. I think I'll be listening to this again and again for many days/years to come, thanks to YOU! Killer post. I also snagged the Amanaz, which I look forward to when Witch releases me from its grip.

VivienneKingLondon said...

I shall post your link on some of the zambian websites cos I know for sure there will be a lot of interest.

Kayne said...

That's a nice ride!

wolfman said...

does anyone have anymore music from WITCH? i'm looking for introduction and living in the past and can't find anything at alL!!! please save me!!!

jovial said...

thought i grabbed this from soulseek but actually nabbed it from u. so daps dooood, its been a fave fer a solid minnit

owlqaeda said...

posted the witch 'introduction' & 'remembered vol 2' at me newfnalged blog if anyone needs
http://holywarbles.blogspot.com

Sam said...

Hey there. Sam here from Mondo Topless. We have a new album out on Get Hip called "Freaking Out". It's an all-covers album and includes one song by the Kenyan band Question Mark (the title track) and "Little Clown" by WITCH. You can find out more by going to mondotopless.com.

danilo said...

Thanks great share