This metal and leather arm band also pre-dates WITCH, with Punky having worn it with DAMIEN. But he also wore it all throughout WITCH's career, including the first photo session and on the cover of DAMNATION. In 1986 he loaned the arm band to guitarist Davin St. John, who wore it onstage at most WITCH shows until he left the group in January of 1988. Davin can also be seen wearing it on the cover of NOBODY SLEEPS:
One of a pair of arm bands given to Punky by Don Costa around the time of DAMIEN.
Jim used this one extensively in 1985, and he can be seen wearing it inside the booklet
of the DAMNATION CD. Jim also wore it at the June 22, 2013 Malone's show.
Another extremely old piece, this hand and wrist gauntlet was worn by Ronny on stage from WITCH's inception through 1985. It can be seen on his right hand on the French THE HEX IS ON album cover. Jim Warmon also wore this piece onstage, and it can be seen on his left hand on the inside cover of DAMNATION:
This red leather studded/spiked wristband belonged to Ronny and was worn onstage in 1983 and 1984. Like other costume pieces from this period it was also worn by other band members. Most notably it can be seen on Peter's left arm on the French THE HEX IS ON album cover.
Punky's one--and only--pair of black thigh-high boots. No tags or manufacturer name remains. Punky purchased these at Neiman Marcus in the Westminster Mall for $180 right after WITCH formed. These were worn primarily at photo shoots from 1983 through 1988. Punky can be seen wearing these on
the THE HEX IS ON (France), NOBODY SLEEPS, and DAMNATION album covers:
Jim Warmon's one--and only--pair of stage boots, he wore these at every WITCH show he played from 1983 until 1989. Black leather thigh-highs, no tags or manufacturer name remains. Jim purchased these at Neiman Marcus in the Westminster Mall for $180 right after WITCH formed. He can be seen wearing them on the THE HEX IS ON (France), NOBODY SLEEPS, and DAMNATION album covers:
Peter's shirt worn at Radio City on June 30, 1984. A prime example of an early costume piece, this is simply an old tour shirt (in this case from the ROLLING STONES "Tattoo You" tour) that he ripped up and tied to himself. In the middle of the show Peter tore this shirt off and threw it into the crowd:
A truly amazing piece. This is Punky's custom made, green crushed-velvet jacket with pink and white polka-dot lining. Punky purchased this at a thrift store in 1985 during the band's three-night-stand in Phoenix, Arizona. He wore this on the day of his first marriage in 1985, and in photo shoots that same year:
Punky's claw and eyeball ring. He purchased this at a store called The Sorcerer's Shop on Sunset Boulevard in late 1982. He wore the ring everywhere throughout WITCH's entire career, including his 1985 wedding reception:
Jim's blue leather jacket. Although it's unlikely he wore this onstage, he was photographed wearing it backstage at various venues in 1985, and at Punky's 1985 wedding reception:
Ronny's red leather jacket. Like Jim's jacket above, it is unlikely that Ronny wore this onstage, although he was photographed wearing it backstage at various venues in 1985:
Punky wore these white, elbow-length gloves with SPOILED ROTTEN in 1986:
In April of 1986, Jim wore this black-metallic lycra, rhinestone-encrusted tuxedo jacket with CIRCUS CIRCUS:
bracelet, worn at many WITCH shows until he threw it into the Jezebel's
crowd on October 31, 1986:
In 1988 Atlantic Records paid for WITCH to get new, custom-made stage clothes. Jim had the most elaborate costume created, modeling some of it after Gene Simmons' 1975 DRESSED TO KILL costume, and the entire outfit still exists:
Jim started wearing this No Exit jean vest around 1987. But in 1988 he had it dyed black, and at the same time all of the spikes and studs were attached: