LP - Witch - In The Past
Zamrock was born in the ’70s in Southern Africa. Merging hard rock, psychedelia and funk, this Zambian genre was influenced by artists as diverse as Black Sabbath, James Brown and The Rolling Stones. WITCH – which stood for “We Intend To Cause Havoc” – was one of the scene’s major bands, and its approach varied over the course of its existence. This album is the second of the band’s two self-produced releases. A midtempo chug carries “The Only Way,” where vocalist “Jagari” Chanda brings some garage-band edge to his vocals. “Mashed Potato,” an appealing mix of low-key James Brown stylings and rock ‘n’ roll, wraps things up.