Sunday, December 7, 2008

Black Widow-The Ultimate Sacrifice

Info By Wiki And M.C Strong's "The Great Rock Discography"

The band originally formed in 1966 as Pesky Gee.
They released their debut album Sacrifice in 1970.Perhaps better known than their music was the band's use of occult references in their music and their live performances, which were made more controversial with the mock sacrifice of a nude woman. These acts at time were very shocking but now a common use in the underground music scene Black Metal. The band attracted further controversy by consulting infamous witch Alex Sanders for advice.

Controversy aside, Sacrifice reached #32 on the UK Albums Chart.The band also performed at the Whitsun Festival at Plumpton, UK and at The Isle of Wight Festival 1970. By 1971, the band had moved away from its darker occult imagery in an effort to gain a wider audience, which was unsuccessful. Having replaced Bond and Box with Geoff Griffith and Romeo Challenger, Black Widow released the self-titled Black Widow album in 1971 and Black Widow III in 1972 (by which time Gannon had left, replaced by John Culley) to general disinterest before being dropped by CBS Records. The band recorded a full-length album, Black Widow IV, later in 1972 without a recording contract. It was not released then due to the band breaking up, shortly after replacing lead vocalist Kip Trevor, with another singer known as Rick "E" (born Frank Karuba; formerly of 'Plum Nelly').The album was finally released in 1997 on the Mystic Records label


Jim Gannon - Guitar
Zoot Taylor - Keyboards
Clive Jones - Saxophone
Kip Trevor - Guitar,Vocals
Bob Bond - Bass
Romeo Challenger - Drums(Later Helped Form Showaddywaddy)

Black Widow-The Ultimate Sacrifice @320

Remastered reissue of 1970 debut album with bonus tracks
1. In Ancient Days
2. Way to Power
3. Come to the Sabbat
4. Conjuration
5. Seduction
6. Attack of the Demon
7. Sacrifice
8. In Ancient Days (Demo Bonus Track)
9. Come to the Sabbat (Demo Bonus Track)
10. Conjuration (Demo Bonus Track)
11. Seduction (Demo Bonus Track)
12. Sacrifice (Demo Bonus Track)


1 comment:

Michael Firth said...

Could you please re-up this album. It does give a lot of nostalgia from my past.
Thank you.