BZN - 14 Gouwe ouwe (1968-1976, NL, rock/pop) 
Sunday, November 19, 2006, 06:26 PM - Music, - NL, English
I can imagine that some people frown their eyebrows when they see this. But this is different from what BZN produces nowadays. It's a kind of rock in Status Quo / Susie Quatro style (no offence).
I bought this album mainly for Barber's Rock, a rock version of The Barber of Seville (Figaro) and also Wilhelmus (national anthem of the Netherlands) is nice. The older work is pop, the later rock and Djadja from 1976 shows the direction where the band is going.
Love me like a lion can be compared with Little green bag of George Baker.
The bastard is more like the early Who or Golden Earring.



BZN is short for Band Zonder Naam (Band Without a Name).
The Band still exists, June 16th 2007 is the Final Concert (sold out).

Side one
1 Rolling around the band (1972) [3:23]
2 Goodbye Sue (1975) [3:22]
3 Rock 'n Roll woman (1971) [2:40]
4 Mother can you see me (1969) [3:37]
5 Sweet silver Anny (1973) [3:20]
6 Maybe someday (1968) [2:09]
7 I can't see (1972) [2:51]

Side two
1 Love me like a lion (1974) [2:53]
2 Bad bad woman (1971) [2:31]
3 Barber's rock (1974) [3:50]
4 Waiting for you (1968) [2:15]
5 The bastard (1974) [5:16]
6 Djadja (1976) [2:36]
7 Wilhelmus (1973) [0:55]

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Group 1850 - Mother Nohead (1967, NL, psychedelic) 
Saturday, November 18, 2006, 06:32 PM - Music, - NL, English
This is a copy of 1975 with a different b-side: Fire, a kind of Jimi Hendrix hard rock. You can see a television appearance in another post.



The title is a dim joke on the Dutch name of the song Brother John: Vader Jacob. Vader means Father. And if you split Jacob in Ja Kop, the English translation of that would be Yes Head.
:-P

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Dick Raaijmakers Documentaire 
Friday, November 17, 2006, 06:57 PM - Music, - NL, Nederlands
Op het Festival November Music 2006 in Den Bosch (internationaal festival voor actuele muziek) wordt in het documentaireprogramma voor de zoveelste keer ‘Op zoek naar een vergeten toepassing - een portret van Dick Raaijmakers’ vertoond.

Er kan niet genoeg aandacht voor het werk van Dick Raaijmakers zijn, maar waarom altijd dezelfde documentaire? Laatst ook op het Strp festival in Eindhoven en 't is al zeker twee keer op televisie te zien geweest.

Daarom nu een hele mooie korte film uit 1988 waarin Dick Raaijmakers' passie voor geluid te zien is. Hij vertelt over zijn werk 'Vijf Kanons'. De 'Vijf Kanons' staat ook op de 3 cd-box 'The complete tape music of Dick Raaijmakers' die Basta laatst heruitgebracht heeft.


Dick Raaijmakers - Het kleinste geluid (deel 1)




Dick Raaijmakers - Het kleinste geluid (deel 2)


De film was onderdeel van het programma Atlantis van de VPRO, dat die keer 'het kleinste deeltje' als thema had.

We need Rock 'n' Roll! 
Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 08:20 PM - Music, - NL, Personal, English
You can say that!
I mentioned in my post of Chris and Cosey that I played in the basement of Paradiso.
Some recordings are made, and you can listen to them on YouTube at your own risk.
If you think my web radio is vague, try this.



It was a 'headphone concert'. We played in the bar, but you could only hear us when you put on a headphone. Brilliant idea, most of the time I find live music in bars very annoying and too loud.

Ate M Hes was also playing with us, it's worth while watching his videos on YouTube.
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Vanavond! / Tonight! 
Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 11:32 AM - Music, - NL, English, Nederlands


The Bauer Melody of 2006, cd release party (14th nov.) at the Paradiso Amsterdam!

The concert is recorded and you can watch it on http://www.fabchannel.com/bauer


Please also visit:
http://www.bauer-plaza.com
http://www.myspace.com/popduobauer



Hey June (1970, NL, pop/rock/psychedelic) 
Monday, November 13, 2006, 03:55 PM - Music, - NL, English
This is a sampler with Dutch bands who where not so well known, except for Brainbox. But there are musicians that became widely known in other formations.
Jan Akkerman plays with Ritmo Natural. He just had left Brainbox and after this recording he formed Focus.
Hans Dulfer (father of Candy Dulfer who played with Prince), also member of Ritmo Naturel, is a successful jazz saxophonist who had a big hit in Japan with Dig! in 1996.
The members of Slight Ache became very famous comedians in the Netherlands named Neerlands Hoop (Dutch Hope).
Continental Uptight Band had some commercial success in the Netherlands.
Never been famous Island is hard trying sounding like Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love.
The lp of Ahora Mazda is available on cd.



To get some attention, the lp was named after the Beatles hit Hey Jude.
This was my second lp and I got it from my mother.

Side one:
1 Brainbox - To you [3:24]
2 Opus - Baby come on [4:48]
3 Slight Ache - Second flood [3:00]
4 Ahora Mazda - Fallen tree [9:10]

Side two:
1 Continental Uptight Band - Please sing a song for us [2:33]
2 September - Litle sister [3:39]
3 Island - Super woman [3:43]
4 Brainbox - So helpless [2:35]
5 Ritmo Naturel - Morning after the third [8:29]

You can find a lot of information, also about this album, on the Dutch Progressive Rock site.

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Supersister - Last Picture Show (2006, NL, psychedelic/canterbury) 
Sunday, November 12, 2006, 06:13 PM - Music, - NL, English
Supersister did some reunion concerts in 2000.
Now they released a 2 DVD set with the complete registration of the Paradiso concert and a documentary of the rehearsals for and concert at the ProgFest in L.A. Included on the DVD is a slideshow of old pictures of Supersister (including some of the pictures from my high school agenda). But more important is the fact that the music that goes with the slideshow is old, never released Supersister recordings. From the very beginning, when they played blues, to 1969 with psychedelic material, till one of the latest line-ups with Charlie Mariano.



1 Super blues
2 Seven ways to die
3 Session at De Laan
4 Present from Nancy
5 Mexico
6 Judy goes on holiday
7 Transmitter
8 Charlie's return from India
9 Looking back

The mp3 files are converted from the ac3 audio.

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But better: [Buy the DVD] the DVD is sold out.
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