Songs for Halloween: Rosetta Stone – The Witch

Rosetta Stone by Mick Mercer

I was surprised when my mother claimed to know this song when it was a UK top 40 hit in 1992. Rosetta Stone’s The Witch turned out to be a cover of a song by The Rattles from 1970, when it had sold over a million copies globally. It’s rather catchy in a Mission-meets-Sisters sort of way, which is probably why they ended up supporting The Mission on tour and thus coming to prominence at the height of gothic rock’s chart popularity.

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