Wicked Woman

Album: Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls (1969)
Play Video


  • If it was any other band, the lyric to "Wicked Woman," which tells a story of woman who "crucifies" a man, leaving him weeping and crying with her incantations, would be strictly metaphorical. Coven, though, was into witchcraft and Satanism, so it can be read more literal.

    A band composition, "Wicked Women" was popular in the Chicago area, where the band was from.
  • The Witchcraft album contains a recording of what that band claimed was an actual black mass, which their label, Mercury approved. They did not, however, allow lead singer Jinx Dawson to swear on this song. Where she sings, "chop, chop, chop" after each "wicked woman" line, she wanted to sing, "f--k, f--k, f--k," which is how she performed it live.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

American Hits With Foreign Titles

American Hits With Foreign TitlesSong Writing

What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?

History Of Rock

History Of RockSong Writing

An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.

Charles Fox

Charles FoxSongwriter Interviews

After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.

Joe Jackson

Joe JacksonSongwriter Interviews

Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.

Rupert Hine

Rupert HineSongwriter Interviews

Producer Rupert Hine talks about crafting hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.


LecraeSongwriter Interviews

The Christian rapper talks about where his trip to Haiti and his history of addiction fit into his songs.