Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Crimson

So many bands called Witchcraft over the years, but this is the currently best-known, the Swedish retro-cool heavy psych band. Here's a very limited 7" they released between their absolutely perfect self-titled debut and their so-so second album Firewood. The a-side "If Crimson Was Your Color" is a stomping heavy psych piece complete with organ flourishes and lyrics about dragons and demons or some shit. The b-side "I Know You Killed Someone" is standard blues rock. Funny, but these two songs seem more authentic early 70s than anything else in their catalog. As much as I wanted to hate this band when every body was grooming their svenne nads a few years back, I just can't, they're just too good..


5 comments:

caffiene free diet shasta said...

Where did they find that organ. It is on Rise Above that is a seal of approval right there. Bwahaha nad groomers ich bin laugh aloud. Old wave is Swede psych is the way to start off the day. Thanks a many.

T. Garrett said...

Yeah, that first album rules and still gets regular listens from me.

Anonymous said...

I prefer the Mondo Drag thing you posted which is truly excellent.

http://cosmichearse.blogspot.com/2010/05/new-rituals.html

Grk! said...

I don't listen to Witchshaft nearly enough. Thanks!

trAsh said...

i've been listening to this obsessively for two weeks! Thanks!