July 15, 2020 Playlist

Kosmik Radiation
Episode #666

"Witchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls" by Coven (1969)
Coven "Witchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls"  1969 (USA)
This week is the 666th episiode of Kosmik Radiation, so our CAOTW is perhaps the most EEEEVILLL rock album of the 1960's. Coven was a group from Chicago who distinguished themselves by going all-in on devilly witchcraft: the final track on this album is 13 minutes of a "Satanic black mass", and the record came with a poster of the guys in the band making "devil's horn" gestures and preparing to sacrifice a naked lady on their satanic altar (though the blonde in the poster photo is actually a model, not the band's singer). Musically, the group played a brand of "soul rock" that was pretty typical of the period, though lead singer Jinx Dawson had more charisma than most. So they really only stood out in terms of lyrics and image, and unfortunately they couldn't sustain that either. Following their debut Witchcraft, their next couple albums were "mostly not very evil" and they became best known for the pretentiously schmaltzy hippy anti-war anthem "One Tin Soldier", which actually only featured one member of Coven (Jinx the singer) and was probably only a hit because it was the theme for a very popular movie called Billy Jack. Two more fun facts about this album: the bassist Greg Osbourne went by the name "Oz Osbourne" and the first track is a song called "Black Sabbath" - the following year, another devilly band from Britain with a singer named John "Ozzy" Osbourne released an album whose first song was also called "Black Sabbath"!
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
TelevisionSee No EvilMarquee Moon1977USA
Blue Oyster CultCareer Of EvilSecret Treaties1974USA
The TroggsEvilFrom Nowhere1966UK
The SeedsEvil HoodooThe Seeds1966USA
Edgar Broughton BandEvilWasa Wasa1969UK
Captain BeyondEvil MenSufficiently Breathless1973USA
Black MountainEvil WaysIn The Future2008Canada
Iron MaidenThe Number Of The BeastThe Number Of The Beast1982UK
SlayerHell AwaitsHell Awaits1985USA
Morbid AngelEvil SpellsAltars Of Madness1989USA
SodomOutbreak Of EvilIn The Sign Of Evil EP1985Germany
Diamond HeadAm I Evil?Lightning To The Nations1980UK
CovenCoven In Charing CrossWitchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls
CovenFor Unlawful Carnal KnowledgeWitchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls
CovenWicked WomanWitchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls
CovenEasy EvilBlood On The Ice1974USA
Black WidowCome To The SabbatSacrifice1970UK
Stevie WonderEvilMusic Of My Mind1972USA
KilldozerOne Tin Soldier (The Legend Of Billy Jack) (Coven)For Ladies Only1989USA
CrowEvil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me)Crow Music1969USA
Black SabbathLady EvilHeaven And Hell1980UK/USA
Sir Lord BaltimoreHell HoundKingdom Come1970USA
JerusalemShe Came Like A Bat From HellJerusalem1972UK
Spooky ToothEvil WomanSpooky Two1969UK
UFOEvilUFO 11970UK
Tiger B. SmithTo HellTiger Rock1972Germany
Curtis Mayfield(Don't Worry) If There's Hell Below We're All Gonna GoCurtis1970USA
Atomic RoosterAll In Satan's NameMade In England1972UK
Aphrodite's ChildSeven Trumpets
  --> Altamont
  --> The Wedding Of The Lamb
  --> The Capture Of The Beast
VangelisBacchanaleHeaven And Hell1975Greece
Mercyful FateEvilMelissa1983Denmark
Judas PriestEvil Never DiesFirepower2018UK
Throbbing GristleSix Six Sixties20 Jazz Funk Greats1978UK
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