The Witchdoctors EXPLODE out of your stereo like a viscious blast from the past. Lead singer Paul Carey (who earlier sang lead with The Untold Fables) has a raw, ratchety voice that makes no apologies for its sound! Their simple (and simple-minded) early-60's-style rock & roll reminds me more than ANYTHING of the earliest recordings by The Kinks. This may explain their eventual name-change to The Finks (see FILL'ER UP AND GO!). While Steve Hill (and Carey's replacement, Chris Barfield) eventually split off to form The Huntington Cads, the remaining core or Gregg Hunt, Dave Klein & Jake Cavaliere went on to greater success as The Bomboras. With one of the WILDEST live acts confined to bar stages (in some ways a band better SEEN than actually HEARD), it was at their appearance in Philly a couple years ago I first discovered their long legacy. By whatever name, these guys clearly aren't going away. Lucky us!