Wednesday, October 28, 2009
For the next halloweenish track we hop over from New Zealand to Australia.
The Mystrys were from Melbourne and released this insane recording in May of 1966.
The band, I kid you not, claimed to be from another planet. Ziggy Zapata, the lead guitarist, describes on his web page what he calls "A Stupid Gimmick" as follows:
"Michael Kopp decided that this Aussie supergroup had to be different, so in a flash of utter stupidity, he devised probably the silliest gimmick of them all. The band members would claim to come from another planet, have preposterous sounding alien names and their identities would literally remain a complete mystery. With his usual flair for the dramatic, Kopp predictably named the band The Mystrys.
Ziggy, whose contrived alien name was Kuff (don't say it backwards) and the boys wore outrageous futuristic outfits and even worse, green velvet hoods with only eye and mouth holes."
You can read the rest of the outrageous story HERE.
Listen to it here:
MYSTRYS - WITCH GIRL