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Lazy Bones!! by WITCH, released 12 December 2012 1. Black Tears 2. Motherless Child 3. Tooth Factory 4. Strange Dream 5. Look Out 6. Havoc 7. October Night 8. Off Ma Boots 9. Lazy Bones 10. Little Clown 11. Talking Universe 12. Evil Woman 13. Sweet Sixteen 14. Toloka 15. 81st Crowd Confusion 16. Up The Sky Part of Now-Again’s Zambian Archival Reissue series, this LP (and digital) release covers Zamrock legends WITCH’s third album
If you, like me, went all bat-shit looney for that Chrissy Zebby Tembo album I posted a while back, then you will absolutely love Witch, who like Chrissy Zebby Tembo, hailed from Zambia. Witch released just one album, Lazy Bones, in 1975. It is a work of sheer genius. Witch played the same sort of wah-wah psych as Mr. Zebby Tembo but with a bit more darkness. Check out the opening track, "Black Tears.
Witch – Lazy Bones!! (Psychedelic Rock, Zambia, 1975) (FULL ALBUM). on Feb 15, 2015 by GarageRockCharge! Play. Lazy Bones The Witch Zambian Music. on May 23, 2009 by Emmanuel Zyambo. on Aug 02, 2018 by Lolo from Paris.
Still, a few LPs have been reissued, among them Lazy Bones!! by five-piece Witch (which actually stands for We Intend To Cause Havoc). Originally released in 1975, this album seems to draw its inspiration from the British Invasion of a decade earlier. The African factor plays a surprisingly small part here - this is no Afro-funk - and is limited to some of the beats (they groove in a flexible, natural way that few European bands have achieved) and to lead guitarist Chris Mbewe 's sharp fuzz tone.
Lazy Bones!! was the third album by the '70s Zambian band Witch. The group was part of the country’s Zamrock scene, a phenomenon that's been getting renewed attention in the ‘10s via reissues. Witch started off sounding like an exciting garage band and ended up playing rock with African elements; this 1975 release mixes hard rock with ’60s psych flavorings. Black Tears opens with gentle fuzztones blending with acoustic guitar before a boogie beat kicks in and the heavy riffing commences
|B3||Off Ma Boots||2:57|
- Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Vocals – Chris Mbewe
- Bass – Gedeon Mulenga
- Cowbell, Maracas, Vocals – Emanyeo Jagari Chanda
- Drums – Boidi Sinkala
- Rhythm Guitar [Wahwah], Vocals – John Muma
NotesOriginally released on Teal Records in Zambia in 1975.
First press limited to 450 copies on black vinyl.
Repress of 300 copies on blue vinyl.
|ZTZ 1||Witch||Lazy Bones!! (LP, Album)||Zambezi||ZTZ 1||Zambia||1975|
|SHADOKS 081||Witch||Lazy Bones!! (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu)||Shadoks Music||SHADOKS 081||Germany||2010|
|NA5105, NA5091-LP3||Witch||Lazy Bones!! (LP, Album, RE)||Now-Again Records, Now-Again Records||NA5105, NA5091-LP3||US||2013|
|CD 050||Witch||Lazy Bones!! (CD, Album, RE)||Q.D.K. Media||CD 050||Germany||2010|