As part of trying to understand how Public Authority operates in such impoverished, marginal and conflict-affected places, Robin Oryem has been interviewing local witch doctors. He bombarded me with questions: What is your problem? Are you looking for riches? Has someone bewitched you?
A wiry silhouette hitches forward—uneven of feature and limb, bizarre of gait, relentlessly criss-crossing the battlefield in search of that vital weak point where his talents can do most good, and most harm. Whether broken or mismade it is not clear, but still, none can doubt the power carried in his twisted physique. A long staff thumps the earth as Zharvakko the Witch Doctor advances, deploying a terrifying arsenal of fetishes, hexes and spells.
It became a number one hit and rescued Liberty Records from near-bankruptcy. The song tells the story of a man in love with a woman who initially does not return his affections. Longing for her companionship, the man goes to see a witch doctor for advice. The wise Witch Doctor replies, "oo ee oo aa aa, ting, tang, walla walla bing bang" a phrase which is repeated three times as the chorus of the song. In the middle of the song, the man tells the woman he loves about his asking the Witch Doctor for advice. The voice of the "Witch Doctor" was in fact Bagdasarian's own voice sped-up to double speed, a technique later exploited by Bagdasarian to create Alvin and the Chipmunks and which he had also used on at least one other pre-Chipmunk song, " The Bird on My Head ". Because of this, it is often referred to as the first song by the Chipmunks; this is not precisely true.
Launches a cask of paralyzing powder that ricochets between enemy units, stunning and damaging those it hits. Witch Doctor focuses his magic to heal nearby allied units, costing Witch Doctor mana every second Voodoo restoration is active. Curses all enemy Heroes in a small area, causing them to take a set amount of damage each second, as well as bursts of damage every 4 seconds based on how much health they have lost since the curse began. Witch Doctor. Paralyzing Cask Launches a cask of paralyzing powder that ricochets between enemy units, stunning and damaging those it hits. Voodoo Restoration Witch Doctor focuses his magic to heal nearby allied units, costing Witch Doctor mana every second Voodoo restoration is active.