Monday, February 09, 2009

It Came From Florida - White Witch


Vintage early 70's rock from the Sunshine State! I assume this is the same band that Lester Bangs reviewed in 1972 (see Pscychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung), but this is their second album, two years later, and they've been listening to a LOT of Bowie. "Class of 2000" has got to be the most hilarious Bowie rip-off I've ever heard. There should be a Pebbles/Bloodstains-type compilation of this genre. I bet there are dozens of bad Bowie rip-offs out there recorded by local bands around 1974. Anyway, this should make you nostalgic for the year 2000, and all those wacky fads like mind-whips and roadtrips to Saturn, and naming your child Chapes. The only problem here is that that song is so awesome that anything else I upload will seem weak in comparison, but I think "Slick Witch" comes pretty close. This seems pretty easy to find--I got it off of eBay for six smackerinos (and used the photo that the guy had uploaded). Shout out to the Florida Rocks Again podcast, where I first heard this song.

5 Comments:

Blogger JM Dobies said...

Thanks for the shout-out..."Class of 2000" is fookin' genius.

Their first LP also has its moments. Hard to believe it was only a few years between the Outsiders' "She's Coming On Stronger" and this record.

2/13/2009 8:12 AM  
Blogger Chris Oliver said...

So this is the same guys as The Outsiders? I'll have to check them out.

2/17/2009 3:38 PM  
Blogger JM Dobies said...

Different lead singer, but yeah.

2/26/2009 9:27 AM  
Blogger JM Dobies said...

Actually, to clarify, White Witch was an amalgam of former members of the Outsiders/Soul Trippers/Noah's Ark and the Tropics. Listening to Charlie Souza (bass player on the 2nd White Witch LP) narrate the Tropics Story on FLORIDA ROCKS AGAIN! #36 (dig it at floridarocksagain.garagepunk.com), I remembered that was the case.

So there you have it. Rock on.

4/14/2009 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings all,
I was a roadie for White Witch for the better part of 1974.If you care to hear some great stories about the band,feel free to contact me. sharkealy@Gmail.com.Happy hunting.

9/18/2012 4:06 AM  

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