Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lost Gem: "We'll All Ride High (Money Bags)" - White Witch (1974)

"For your life to begin
ol' Money Bags,
your life will have to cease.
"
--> White Witch <--

White Witch were a gifted group of young Florida boys who oddly signed with a Southern Rock label (Capricorn)...but who were not Southern Rock.

On this 2nd and final album, "A Spiritual Greeting" (1974)...White Witch were RnR chameleons...sounding Beatlesque one minute...Bowieglam the next. Sabbath another time and Uriah Heep yet another.
But White Witch were not merely imitators. Their songs stand as Premium Original 70's rock jams. Played and performed at Premium Octane level. This range, however, would sadly prove to be their undoing.

Capricorn obviously didn't know how to market them...so they didn't.

LOST GEM:--> "We'll All Ride High (Money Bags)"...The intro is a "hoist-your-beers" feel-good chant that quickly turns into a guitar-burn.  
Wicked vocals preside over a cemetery burial.
A sacrifice, perhaps.
I like to think so. Turn it up!

Have you heard this gem?


We'll all ride high in the saddle again.
We'll all ride high in the saddle, my friend.
We'll all ride high in the saddle again.

We are gathered here today to pay respect
to a man who was filthy rich.
Though he owned this and that, when it came to friends
he had not a single stitch.
Though he played his part to Oscar-winning performance
While his entity lay, while it lay ever so dormant

We'll all ride high in the saddle again.
We'll all ride high in the saddle, my friend.
We'll all ride high in the saddle again.
Money bags. Money, Money bags

Now as a general rule, we don't usually hand out no flowers.
But as I recall is was said near and far, The old man he had powers.
May your death find you some love. And may your rest find you some peace.
For your life to begin, ol' Money Bags, you're life will have to cease.


Good stuff!

Casey Chambers
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