Donovan - Season of the Witch

26 May
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Centered around two chords, 1966's "Season Of The Witch" took the psych-folk direction of "Sunshine Superman" to new heights.

 Whereas "Sunshine"'s narrative centered on grand romantic ambition (Superman or Green Lantern ain't got a-nothin' on me / I can make like a turtle and dive for your pearls in the sea, yeah!), "Season Of The Witch" invoked a mind-altering paranoia in lyrics such as: When I look over my shoulder / What do you think I see? / Some other cat / Looking over his shoulder at me / And he's strange, sure he's strange. Donovan departed from his usually lulling vocal cadence, instead varying between an almost spoken-word delivery to projecting in a gruff yell during the song's chorus. The trippy essence was spread over five coiling minutes.

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