Timberjack was the second incarnation of Dizzy Limits, a covers group formed in 1964. Building a repertoire of Beatles and Stones hits, they appeared on TV's C'mon and Happen Inn before heading to the UK in 1970 as house band on the Northern Star cruise liner. They returned home in 1971 with a new name and sound inspired by a proto-heavy metal style. Their cover of 'Come to the Sabbat', and the panic caused by its occult-themed promo, proved to be a career-high and swansong: Timberjack split soon after.
This notorious clip was filmed for Timberjack's appearance at the 1971 Loxene Golden Disc Awards, to accompany their symphonic cover of the song by British band Black Widow. The Wicker Man-esque images of skulls and ritualistic sacrifice would do any of today's "black metal" groups proud — but proved too much for TV1 audiences, who jammed the switchboard with complaints. An alternate version screened a week later with the black and white negative inverted, but proved equally unsavoury and led to an outright ban. Warning: contains nudity and pine needles.