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Black Widow

Leicester, England-based Black Widow formed in 1969 from the ashes of blue-eyed soul band Pesky Gee! Jim Gannon (vocals,guitar, vibraphone), Kip Trevor (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Zoot Taylor (keyboards), Clive Jones (woodwinds), Bob Bond (bass),and Clive Box (drums) played dark, allegedly satanically inspired rock along the lines of Black Sabbath, and gained plenty ofattention and controversy for their theatrical live sets. Black Widow made the U.K. Top 40 with their 1970 debut album,Sacrifice. Despite, or perhaps because of, the focus on their occult trappings, they moved away from thei ...read more

Leicester, England-based Black Widow formed in 1969 from the ashes of blue-eyed soul band Pesky Gee! Jim Gannon (vocals,guitar, vibraphone), Kip Trevor (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Zoot Taylor (keyboards), Clive Jones (woodwinds), Bob Bond (bass),and Clive Box (drums) played dark, allegedly satanically inspired rock along the lines of Black Sabbath, and gained plenty ofattention and controversy for their theatrical live sets. Black Widow made the U.K. Top 40 with their 1970 debut album,Sacrifice. Despite, or perhaps because of, the focus on their occult trappings, they moved away from their dark roots with their1971 self-titled album and continued this trend with the following year's Black Widow III. By this time, however, lack of criticaland label support, plus many lineup changes, caused the group to falter. Late in 1972, after losing their deal with CBS Records,Black Widow recorded Return to the Sabbat, a self-produced set that did not see the light of day until 1999, when it wasreleased by Blueprint Records. A tribute album, Come to the Sabbat, appeared later that year as well. « hide

Similar Bands: Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Gryphon, Atomic Rooster, Coven

LPs
Sleeping With Demons
2011

3
3 Votes
IV
1972

3.1
4 Votes
III
1972

3.5
7 Votes
Black Widow
1971

3.9
9 Votes
Sacrifice
1970

4.3
46 Votes
PESKY GEE! - Exclamation Mark
1969

3
1 Votes
Live Albums
Demons of the Night Gather to See Black Widow-Live
2008

4
2 Votes
Compilations
The Ultimate Sacrifice
2004

Come To The Sabbat : The Anthology
2003

4
1 Votes
Return To The Sabbat
1999

4.2
3 Votes

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