A Witness: One Foot In The Groove


Ron Johnson 1988.  ZRON 30


Another Ron Johnson classic tonight, this time from Manchester’s A Witness.  This is an easier listen than Big Flame, but still has the jagged guitars and the debt to Captain Beefheart.  Add surreal lyrics, great tunes and some fantastic guitar riffs, and the result is irresistible.

A Witness have a connection to various other similar bands of the time, most notably Bogshed, Big Flame, AC Temple and The Membranes, but came to an abrupt end when the guitarist, Rick Aitken was killed in a climbing accident.

More to come from this band…