BANDA AUSTRALIANA QUE FAZIA UM HARD ROCK COM TOQUES STONER PSYCH, RIFFS MATADORES, BAIXO PULSANTE E INFLUENCIADOS POR HENDRIX, ZEPPELIN E JETHRO!! A BANDA SE FORMOU ATRAVÉS DE MEMBROS DA BANDA "LOTUS"!! DEPOIS O VOCALISTA "CRISTON BARKER" PARTICIPOU DAS BANDAS "FREEWAY" E "AIR SUPLY"!! JÁ O BATERISTA "DEREK PELLICI" MAIS TARDE INTEGROU A "LITTLE RIVER BAND"!! A MUSICA "MIDNIGHT WITCH" FOI ESCRITA POR "DOUG FORD" DA MASTERS APPRENTICES E FOI PRODUZIDA POR "GIL MATTHEWS" DA BANDA "THE AZTECS"!! BOM, RARO E RECOMENDADO VENENO!!
This Melbourne-based hard rock band, which operated between 1969-72, was strongly influenced by Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull. There were three different lineups; the second (1971) included several members of noted Sydney band Lotus. The central member, and the only person common to all three lineups, was vocalist Criston Barker (also known as Criston Somerset) but the second lineup is also notable for the presence of drummer Derek Pellicci, who went on to play with Mississippi and LRB.
The second Ash single "Midnight Witch" -- written by Doug Ford of The Masters Apprentices -- was produced by Havoc house engineer Gil Matthews (The Aztecs). Ian MacFarlane in Freedom Train describes it as: " ... hard hitting prog-psych, with a series of rich, staccato riffs and a throbbing bass line. The flip side is in similar mould if a little faster."
Criston Barker - Vocals
Derek Pellicci - Drums
Ron Hood - Guitar
Gary Boofhead Porterhouse - Bass
01 - "Midnight Witch"
02 - "Warrant"