I named my blog in homage to these people, this wicked Coven.
This album was released back in 69′ and it sounds like an evil version of The Mamas and the Papas. Just look at that album cover! they have a plastic skull, black inverted crosses and that sinister look on their faces. This must have been seriously scary stuff back then.
Coven was formed in Chicago in the late 60’s when singer Jinx Dawson, to the left, was studying opera and the occult. She met Steve Ross and Oz Osborne who shared her diabolical interests and soon they were playing concerts with bands such as Jimmy Page’s Yardbirds and Alice Cooper. Even so Coven has always remained fairly unnoticed, keeping their underground status intact. Maybe their lounge-satanist lyrics about witches, cults and plastic sacrificial knives have kept them off the public radar.
Coven’s music is a real psychy rock trip! Jinx really developed some amazing vocal skills whilst studying opera. As stated above it sounds a bit like Mamas and the Papas, not so different from Jefferson Airplane. The difference i just that instead of doing the hole peace and love thing, Coven did the opposite.