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Waft Off dates back to 1986 and is descended from the unidentified exorcist of 'The Jezebel Spirit', a reference to a woman in the Book of Kings in the Hebrew Bible. Its verses originate from a flurry of erratic and strange speech lines, 'Queens got to lean' for instance, a reference to tendencies or urges to act in a particular way, 'orison', an archaic word for 'prayer' once widely used but no longer part of the language and so forth.


Kings got an empire
Queens got to lean
Princess going too

Bid it up,
Waft Off

You know
By now too
Get that tune
Your orison

Minds are freaking
Freaking me night
And day, all day
Freaking me out

Kings going to blow it
Queens got to crack
Princess got the piece


from Creature Feature (album), track released November 26, 2019
words and music by Johnny Stowmarries
Waft Off features Johnny Stowmarries on vocals

recorded, mixed and produced by James North
Recorded at James North Productions in Brisbane


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The Goths Brisbane, Australia

The Goths are a goth duo from Brisbane, formed in 1987, featuring singer-songwriters Johnny Stowmarries (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Percy Blakeney (vocals, bass).
Beginning in the 80s, with solid longstanding nocturnal residencies at The Bohemian, gigs in the 90s included Bertie's & Metropolis, The Sitting Duck, and The Dead Rat. The Goths were also one of the first performing acts at The Zoo.
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