The Curse of Eddie and the Hotrods
In 1977 Eddie and The Hotrods released their single “Do what ya wanna do”, which was soon become a massive hit for them. The cover of the single featured Alistair Crowley's face with a set of Mickey Mouse ears on his head, a play on Crowley's famous line “Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law”
Not long after the release of the single a large volume of letters started arriving at the group's fan site address, many of them from Crowley followers telling the band they were “playing with fire” and would “live to regret” what they had done.
Legend has it that Jimmy Page, long time follower of Crowley phoned members of the band and told them he would curse them in Crowley's name.
It didn’t take long for the curse to become true in the eyes of the band members, the man responsible for the Crowley cover committed suicide, the band's manager died of a drug overdose and numerous other legal, relationship and money troubles beset the band.
The band have broken up and reformed numerous times only Barrie Masters, the original singer has maintained his position in the band throughout its entirety.
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© 2012 Eidolon Paranormal
first published 17 Dec 2012