Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The Witches - A Haunted Person's Guide To The Witches
They're out on a "Halloween Tour", and playing as good a variety of psychedelic garage rock as you will hear. This is a compilation album - I hesitate to use the term "greatest hits" because well, I wish more people knew about The Witches... so maybe "greatest songs"?
At any rate, this is just the kind of stuff you want to play on Halloween. Or anytime you want some good spooky rock, psychedelic and surf guitar and reverb... really, anytime.
Check out "Down On Ugly Street" and know their greatness:
The Witches - Down On Ugly Street by alivenaturalsound
They're from Detroit, so they share a birthright and a worldview with artists like Mitch Ryder and The Stooges... and they boast bass player (and founder) Troy Gregory (Dirtbombs, Killing Joke), John Nash (Electric Six, LCD Soundsystem) on guitar, and producer Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Von Bondies) on electric twelve-string. If like me, you missed them the first time around, this is the perfect way to catch up.
Here's a fan video for "On The Haunted Side of the House":
The Witches at AliveNaturalsound Records