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

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New Bauer video at YouTube (2006, NL, Canterbury) 
Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 10:21 PM - Music, - NL, English
In case you wonder: this is not about Frans Bauer, but the Amsterdam pop duo Bauer.



And remember: Bauer live November 14th in Amsterdam, 18th in Den Bosch.
I'll be there all three times.

Dutch Pop Giants (1969, NL, pop/rock/blues) 
Thursday, November 2, 2006, 07:15 PM - Music, - NL, English
This is my first lp. I got it with my first record player.
It was a mono player, but we discovered that Philips mounted a ceramic stereo cartridge in it.
So we soldered two extra wires on the cartridge and led them to the auxiliary input of my transistor radio and we had stereo!
We did that with a couple of friends, all of us had a cheap Philips mono player with the same cartridge.



On this lp all, for that time, well known dutch bands who played in pop/rock/blues style. I think, looking back, Rob Hoeke r&b group was highly underrated, notice the bass player and singer. They had the wrong name...

Side one:
1 Ekseption - The 5th
2 Cuby & Blizzards - Window of my eyes
3 Oscar Benton blues band - I feel so good
4 The Rob Hoeke r&b group - Don't feel ashamed
5 De Bintangs - It's all over now
6 The Motions - Eliza

Side two:
1 Cuby & Blizzards - Checkin' up on my baby
2 Oscar Benton blues band - Heartaching bkues
3 The Rob Hoeke r&b group - Lying in the grass
4 De Bintangs - Blues on the ceiling
5 The Motions - Freedom
6 Ekseption - Sabre dance

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Group 1850 - Mother Nohead @ van Oekel's Discohoek (1975, NL, psychedelic) 
Monday, October 30, 2006, 06:11 PM - Music, - NL, Fun, English, Nederlands
This is a late appearance of Group 1850 on Dutch television.
I don't think the Group really existed at that time. It is Peter Sjardin who is playbacking, but the rest are invited friends I suppose.

Van Oekel's Discohoek was a persiflage on other popular music programs, presented by Sjef van Oekel, who couldn't learn a single line by heart. Therefor he always hold papers with the text in his hand. The writer of the show, Wim T Schippers, exploited this: if Sjef anyway had to read his text from paper, why care for easy to remember lines? So there was no limit in the absurdness of the script.



Group 1850 was not so popular in the Netherlands, I remember a concert where there were not even 10 paying visitors. Instead of doing their normal show they invited the audience on the stage to play with them. I didn't dare...

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Tom Dissevelt, Kid Baltan - Song of the second moon (1967, NL, electronic) 
Sunday, October 29, 2006, 06:15 PM - Music, - NL, English
Although the single 'Song of the Second Moon' is from 1957 (!) this lp was released in 1967 in Europe. My version has the titles of the USA release of 1968. Dick Raaijmakers who worked as engineer at the Philips NatLab may not use his real name, because he was just a Philips employee, so he used the reverse of his nickname natlaB diK: Kid Baltan.
He and Tom Dissevelt really were electronic pioneers, they did everything with tone generators and tapes, no keyboards were used.
A lot of their work is released on a Basta 4cd box, a beautiful box with lots of information. The complete tape music of Dick Raaijmakers is also available on Basta.



Side one:
1 Song of the Second Moon (KB 1957) [2:49]
2 Moon Maid (TD 1959 orig.title: Drifting) [3:10]
3 The Ray Makers (KB 1960 orig.title: Mechanical Motions) [7:18]
4 The Visitor from Inner Space (TD 1959 orig.title: Vibration) [3:05]

Side two:
1 Sonik Re-Entry (TD 1958 orig.title: Whirling) [2:33]
2 Orbit Aurora (TD 1958 orig.title: Syncopation) [2:58]
3 Twilight Ozone (TD 1961 orig.title: Intersection) [5:24]
4 Pianoforte (KB 1960) [4:55]

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Aktien Gesellschaft A.G. - Park Television (1993, NL, electronic/computer) 
Saturday, October 28, 2006, 06:13 PM - Music, - NL, English
The first 10 years P.A.R.K.4DTV broadcasts started with a leader made by Maarten Ploeg. It was completely made on the Amiga in Amos (with that programming language you could easily exploit all the audio and video capacities of the Amiga).
In 1993 we made a record of the tune, it was very difficult to find a company that still could make vinyl singles. Maarten used 'Aktien Gesellschaft A.G.' as alias.



Nowadays the P.A.R.K. leader tune is made by Berend Dubbe of Bauer and Persijn Broersen made the visuals.
Bauer also performed the 18th of November 2006 in the Verkadefabriek in Den Bosch with a small ensemble. Go see it if you can!

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Soviet Sex - Tokyo (1981-1997, NL, electronic/punk rock) 
Friday, October 27, 2006, 07:32 PM - Music, - NL, English
There are two kinds of Soviet Sex, one with drum machine from 1981 and one with Ellen ten Damme, 1997.
In this post I included one song from a 'Vinyl flexi' (1981, electronic) and two songs from a cd single (1997, punk rock). With a voting campaign, we got that in the Tros Top 50.


Soviet Sex 1981


Soviet Sex 1997

In both versions Maarten Ploeg was the main song writer and singer of the band, his brother Rogier played guitar and Peter Klashorst bass.
Maarten was also member of PARK 4DTV and the first years it was his signature tune that was used (see tomorrows post).

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