The Witch Trials

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The Witch Trials
Years active1980 - 1981
LabelsSubterranean Records
Associated actsDead Kennedys
The Sound
Mott the Hoople
Past membersJello Biafra
Adrian Borland
Morgan Fisher
Christian Lunch

The Witch Trials was a one-off musical collaboration between Jello Biafra (of Dead Kennedys), Adrian Borland (of the Sound), Morgan Fisher (of Mott the Hoople) and Christian Lunch.[1] The group released only one self-titled EP in its lifetime.


The Witch Trials
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EP by
The Witch Trials
Released1981 (1981)
RecordedOctober 1980
ProducerThe Witch Trials


The Witch Trials was recorded in England.[1] According to Biafra, "The Witch Trials is the most evil record I've ever been associated with".[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]

The EP was released in 1981 by Subterranean Records. According to John Trubee of Spin, the EP was released "with virtually no promotion and no information".[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."Humanoids from the Deep"6:56
2."The Tazer"6:18
3."Trapped in the Playground"4:01
4."Meat Beat"3:36


  1. ^ a b Robbins, Ira (December 1, 1991). The Trouser Press Record Guide. Collier Books. p. 176. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Trubee, John (November 1985). "Spins". Spin: 31. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  3. ^ Heibutzski, Ralph. "The Witch Trials [EP] - Witch Trials". AllMusic. Retrieved November 23, 2014.

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