Wicked Woman

Album: Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls (1969)

Songfacts®:

  • 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.

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