The selftitled debutalbum of The Outsiders contains only livetracks. This was not only in those days very rare. The Outsiders was a beatband from Amsterdam. Other people say their music is garagerock. There’s no need to put a label on each band/album to like the music.
These are the musicians of the band:
Appie Rammers: bassguitar
Leendert Busch: drums
Ronald Splinter: guitar
Tom Krabbendam: guitar
Wally Tax: guitaar, harmonica, vocals
Late 60’s the band broke up. A new band called Tax Fee was formed by Tax and Busch. They released only one album. In 1986-1987 The Outsiders were back in business, again with only Tax and Busch as original bandmembers.
Another 10 years later there was a reunion of The Outsiders with all original members, but Krabbendam. It ended very quick. Wally Tax, who also released some solo music, died April 10th, 2005.
As promised a few days back, here’s another Dutch nugget. This albums comes from The Walkers, from the southern part of The Netherlands. The titlesong was a big hit all over the world. This download is a rip from a vinylalbum that was released in Spain! I think it is never released in The Netherlands. Their live perfomances seen to have been really heavy. The music on this album however is more soft pop.
I have updated the next earlier posts.
- Kaz Lux - Distance
- Sandy Coast - Shipwreck
- Hank the Knife & The Jets - Guitar King
- Lademacher’s Innersleeve (live bootleg)
- Gruppo Sportivo - Back to 78
When I can’t find the time I will also post some new stuff before the end of the year.
This will be the following artists:
- The Outsiders
- The Walkers
Please leave comments when downloading the music you like.
Don’t forget to look into the Bootlegs (live) section!
After announcing it a few weeks back, I finally present Les Gosses. In 1963 five schoolfriends started to experiment with music. They played at school-dances, parties and military basis in Germany. Their music is definitely sixties. Later the music goes from pop, beat to more heavy-rock. This album was privately pressed on vinyl and there are only 270 copies! This is certainly one of my favorites. I am sure you will enjoy it too. Leave your comments please.
This band is from Rotterdam, founded as The Frozen Frog in 1974. They choose a shorter name in 1982, the year in which the published album is released. In 2005 this record was released on cd together with the live album Document. The music style is Nederfunk as they called it.
Groeten uit Grollo is one of the earliest records from Dutch bluesformation Cuby & The Blizzards. BJA requested for this one.
Here’s part of their long, long history witch is taken from http://www.alexgitlin.com.
This group from Grollo in Drente can be called a patriarch of the Dutch blues groups. The two frontmen, Harry “Cuby” Muskee (v, h, ex-Oldfashioned Jazzband) and Eelco Gelling (g), had already played together in the Rocking Strings (1962) and the Sharks (1963). Together with bassist Willy Middel and drummer Dick Beekman they played rock & roll in those early years. They changed their name into Cuby & Blizzards after adding guitarist Hans Kinds. Their first gig was set to take place at the Emmen zoological gardens, and soon the group became so popular, that they had to rush-produce their first recording, followed by a tour through Italy.
The group’s fame eventually spread throughout Europe and reached the shores of Albion. Also worth noting is that Eelco was asked to come and play with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and the group toured through the Netherlands with Van Morrison. They also recorded an LP together with the then-52-year old American bluesman Eddie Boyd, entitled, “Praise The Blues”. Other memorable feats: the Edison that was presented to them by Wim Sonneveld for the LP “Desolation”, a performance on the Grand Gala du Disque in 1968 and a visit by John Mayall to Cuby’s little farm in Grollo.
I received a lot of requests for re-upping Mo. I have decided to put their first record online here instead of a collection of songs of all 3 albums they ever made.
Mo, was a Dutch popband, founded in 1979 by the 2 brothers Clemens and Huub de Lange. Their debut-album (’Mo’), with Heili Helder vocals and Harm Bieger playing on drums, with no guitar, but keyboards instead (Würlitzer-piano and clavinet) and also a ‘classical’ bladderinstrument: the bassoon. In February 1981 the album reaches the top of the charts. Single-successes were ‘Nancy’, and even more ‘Fred Astaire’.
The group split in 1981, but Harm Bieger went on as Mo with 3 new bandmembers. He tried to copy the original Mo. 2 More albums were released (’Ha Ha the sound of laughing’ en ‘Stop Staring’), however those 2 were of less quality than the debut-album. They had however much succes with their live-performances, because of the great stage personality of Linda. They scored only one minor hit with ‘Cheese’. In 1985 this second Mo broke up too.
Hobo String Band is a country-folkrock band that released two albums in the seventies. The 1st one is called Dedicated to fiedel (1973), Down the road is the 2nd one.
These are the musicians:
Guus Bos.. vocals
Bavo Dekker.. guitar, banjo
Leen Mulder.. guitar, violin
Hans Tonkes.. bass
Cor Nieuwpoort.. drums
Download the album here
A request from Peter from October 7th.
Ferdy Lancee started as a session guitarist 35 years ago. He’s still active in the music scene with Gare Du Nord (lounge music). The sound on Models comes to contemporary criteria possible a bit slack concerning (little bass!) but was for that time fresh, progressively and hip. The compositions of Lancee and keyboardplayer/producer Frank Klunhaar combine catchy pop with tight guitar riffs and rich, symphonic arrangements, which here and there reminds to Kayak.
It was Trevor from Australia who asked for Gilgamesj. Never heard of them before that. So I have done some digging and guess what, an EP out of 1984 shows up: 4 tracks, 16 min. 32 secs. Here’s apart of their biography taken from their website. Gilgamesj had their “golden” period during the fist part of the 80’s. Playing live was their main goal and they played an incredible amount of live gigs during that time. The band had a very loyal group of fans following them everywhere, they even had their own fanclub complete with a fanclubmagazine.
There was also time for record-work. They made one EP (”take one” 1984) and participated on 2 other productions.
Inspired by Gram Parsons, Neil Young and The Band in 1971 the album “Little Heroes” from Tortilla, with JP den Tex and his talented brother Emile, was released. Jan Donkers wrote in the musicmagazine Aloha: “The 1st album of ‘Tortilla’ is a very good album with progressive music, a record everyone must listen to and forget they are Dutch”.
Now we are proud to tell the world it is a real Dutch Nugget.
Apart from his ‘baroque-jazz’ and ‘world music’ Chris Hinze has yet more sides to his versatile musical personality: the funky jazz-rock ‘Chris Hinze Combination’ was presented internationally in 1971 at the Montreux Jazz Festival at Lake Geneva. In 1978 he also started duo tours with the celebrated German guitarist Sigi Schwab. These concerts were very successful, based on the concept of ‘total music’, which was completely new at the time.
Musicians on Sister Slick:
Chris Hinze : flute, alto flute
Philip Catherine : electric guitar, acoustic guitar
John Lee : fender bass
Gerry Brown : drums, percussion
Rob van den Broeck: fender piano, grand piano piano solo on 4
Jasper van’t Hof : fender piano, organ piano solo on 6
Jan Huydts : grand piano, synthesizer (arp synthesizer) piano solo on 1
Robert Jan Stips : organ
Henny Vonk : vocals
A request from one of the blogvisitors.
Singer-songwriter Kaz Lux, former vocalist of Brainbox, released some solo-albums too back in the seventies. Monk was his third solo-album. He was assisted by 3 bass-player, Mary Huat, Brainbox’ André Reynen en Herman Deinum, who played in Cuby & the Blizzards. Tom Barlage and Willem Ennes contributed also to this album, both known from the band Solution. Kaz Lux wrote all the songs and plays all guitars. Text and music are very personal and describes the feeling of Kaz at that time because he was very deceived by his manager John van Setten.