Thursday, March 24, 2011

Witch Hunt

Witchfinder General were an early 80's Metal band that did their best to rip off the Sabbath sound. They weren't nearly as tight as Sabbath, and their lyrics could be downright goofy, but if you can get past their "lets trip on L.S.D." lyrics, they are a hell of a band. They released two full length albums and with each one, they take the opportunity to get a girl to take off her shirt. Sabbath and boobs are a winning combination as far as I'm concerned. Both albums were recently reissued by Back on Black.

One of the local record stores in Maine, Newbury Comics, is notorious for having a shitty selection of vinyl (such a shame because I know two of the Boston locations are pretty impressive). I stopped in the other day and much to my surprise, they had the first Witchfinder General album, Death Penalty, in stock.

I've been picking up quite a few impulse purchases for Metal vinyl lately, and this one can be added to that list. I see it. I want it. I buy it. March was a month of no restraint.

Who killed Marilyn? Witchfinder General.

Hey, I like boobs as much as your average horny teenager, but I can think of a better way to fill the inside of a gatefold sleeve. No lyrics. No band photos. No written history of the band, documenting the recording of the album. Lame. I expect more from Back On Black.


mcs said...

I'm with you 100% on this one, dude. I would much rather read lyrcs and look at pictures of bands than have to look at a pair of boobs.


Mike said...

Hey, I wouldn't mind the centerfold spread if it was different than the cover shot. ha ha ha!