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Coven

Witchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls

Real Gone Music
LP $30.35

10/26/2018 848064007647 

RGM 0764 


A reissue of COVEN's Witchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls, the first record to bring Satanic themes to rock music. The upside down crosses, the “devil’s horns” hand’s signs—they all started here. Coven even had a bassist named OZ OSBORNE…and the first track on the album was entitled “Black Sabbath,” so there’s no question that this 1969 album dealt with the devil first. Formed in the mid-‘60s by then-teenaged vocalist “JINX” DAWSON, drummer STEVE ROSS, and the aforementioned Mr. Osborne in the mid-‘60s, Coven began attracting attention while opening for bands like Alice Cooper, the MC5, and The Yardbirds both for its dark psychedelic sound and for its wholehearted, unrepentant embrace of sex and Satan. During each performance, Dawson—whose vocals are somewhat reminiscent of Grace Slick with a snarl—would extend her fingers in the now-familiar devil’s horns gesture while a roadie would be hung on an upside-down cross. The band caught the eye of Chicago-based producer BILL TRAUT, who had formed a label named Dunwich. Traut brought songwriter JIM DOLLINGER on board to contribute material, and ushered Coven into the studio to record Witchcraft. The result was a truly one-of-a-kind record. While subsequent bands exploited demonic imagery and occult themes for commercial success and sensationalism, Coven were true (un)believers. Thus, the last track on the album, “Satanic Mass,” is a full Black Mass, the only recording of its kind, while the double-gatefold album jacket—which we have faithfully reproduced—not only displays a picture of a naked Dawson splayed across a ritualistic altar surrounded by hooded members of the band and its associates, Crimson vinyl pressing limited to 1,200 copies.

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