OK, so I’m not going to sell today’s song on its big bright happy vibe, but the moody bass, dark lyrics and downright brooding vocals gives this song an edge that I really like. There’s no denying it though, this is a song about love, betrayal and murder, it’s not pretty and it certainly doesn’t end well: ‘…caught her with another man, killed them both with my knife.’
Black Winds was written and sung by Tom Davis and recorded in November 1965. Releasing as the A-Side, this track was the only single the band ever put out and was backed on the B-Side with a cover of Needles and Pins. Although the song was never given the proper push needed to make a dent on the charts, it’s hard to imagine the radio stations of the day would have been comfortable playing its dark lyrics, so it’s no wonder it faded into obscurity….but I’m happy to keep this one alive and share the woe!…Listen above.