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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Witch in a Gay Bar

John Nash, originally uploaded by Theresa K.

Well, how else was I gonna get your attention without a strange title like that?

This is Johnny Na$hinal, who does double duty in Detroit's glam punk space rock psycho bubble gum no-way-to-describe-them Witches and the outrageous Electric Six. (You know their hit song, "Gay Bar.")

Photo taken while the Witches recorded "Thriller" at the gritty Ghetto Recorders in Detroit.

This man can play anything on guitar. He can sound like Jimmy Page or Chris Spedding, Steve Jones or Johnny Ramone, but mostly Na$h plays the right guitar for the moment and the song.

You can download the Witches album, "Thriller" directly from their website for a donation of your choice.

If this technology was available in the 70s... just think of what we could have had! A lot of cool regional bands could have garnered worldwideweb attention. Anyway, we have it now.

I highly recommend the album. Head Witch, Troy Gregory is a master musician, songwriter, performer and ventriloquist.

If you are in the New York area, you can see him tonight and tomorrow, playing bass with The Dirtbombs, one of the best live bands ever. They're at Maxwell's tonight and the Knitting Factory on Friday. Their latest album, "If You Don't Already Have a Look" is a double CD of rare b-sides, non album tracks, singles and covers. Worth owning, without a doubt. See The Dirtbombs website or their label, In The Red for more info.

If you think this ain't punk, you don't know Mick.

Mick & Kim
this photo is in the CD booklet for "If You Don't Already Have a Look"
If you know the story of how the record got so titled, I'll send you a free 4x6 copy of the photo above.... drop a line in the comments field below so everyone can see your guess.


detroit72 said...

3 of my favourite local acts, in one post no less. I love that you give this scene the press that you do. Love your blog.

Theresa K. said...

i love detroit!