Prepare to go back to 1677 and read about witchcraft in olde Englande and the terrifying 'Gabriel Ratchets'. The origins of the words go even further back, deep into Anglo-Saxon and old Norse and are referenced by Shakespeare and Wordsworth. Enjoy; but if you read this at night, best keep a light on!
I wonder at what point ‘Gabriel’ became ‘gabble’ and how much of this the band were aware of. I know they were well educated lads but did any of them study this stuff?