Super rare 1966 Dutch R'n'B garage vinyl-album that sounds like classic '60's US garage punk with really great fuzz guitar and keyboard work. Driving powerful songs with a very cool attitude. Also, there a some particularly groovy instrumentals. In addition there are some r'n'b tunes with the moody psychedelic flavour. Nice laminated sleeve front (not on the back) and excellent quality sound. One of the greatest groovy Dutch albums that ever issued in 60's ! It's simply a marvellous album !!
Strongly Recommended !!
TRACK LISTING OF AN ALBUM (LP)
SIDE A 1.I Was Wrong (Gary O' Shannon-Peter Shot) 2.Real Love (Gary O' Shannon-Peter Shot) 3.Frankie's Blues (Frank Muyser) 4.Troubles (Ted Powder) 5.Too Long (Gary O' Shannon-Peter Shot) 6.O-O, Baby, Give Me That Show (Gary O' Shannon-Ted Powder)
SIDE B 1.My Destiny (Gary O' Shannon-Peter Shot) 2.Silky (Ann Derson-Gary O' Shannon) 3.Cascard (Rene Krijnen) 4.Why Did She Go (Gary O' Shannon-Peter Shot) 5.Too Shy To Say Hello (Gary O' Shannon-Peter Shot) 6.Girls enough (Gary O' Shannon-Peter Shot)
Recorded in 19 and 21 July 1966 Technicians : Gerard Beekers-Jan Audier Prerecording Control: Ted Powder
Les Baroque's Story:
In 1959, this formation from Baarn had already been playing under the names: Modern Teenage Quartet and Hurricane Combo, but they remained unknown until 1965 that name is changed as Les Baroques. The first single ''Silky'' flops. With actions in the Netherlands and West-Duitsland the band works in the course of the year steadily for live a reputation. In the winter of 1965/1966 directs Frans Ruhl the twenty minutes lasting Brake down film, with Les Baroques in the head role. The group plays among other things ''Such a Cad'', the single which ends up at the same time with the film.Already also the characteristic that Rob Out of the then still omnipotent veronica behind the prerecording buds zat has not worked, certainly to the prejudice of the success. ''Such a Cad'' has not yet disappeared from the top 40 if the continuator appears. ''I Know'' become the hit of Les Baroques. After having recorded a handful of excellent singles, they appeared at the Grand Gala du Disque in 1966. Members at that time were:
Frank Muyser (Leader, Battle Jet Ear, Mouth Organ, Saxophone) Rene Krijnen (Organ, Piano, Clavecimbel) Robin 'oaks'Muyser (Bass) Gerard Schoenmakers (Gary O'Shannon) (Vocals), Hans van Embden (Solo guitar, Electric Balalaika), Raymond Geytenbeek (Vocals,Drums).
In September 1966 singer Gerard Schoenaker (Gary o Shannon) must in military service. In 1967, Ferdy Karmelk temporarily joined the group, playing guitar. Michel van Dijk (ex-Minds, Mads and James Mean) replaced Gerard, who started his own Gary O'Shannon Group. Furthermore,in 1967,the first single of Les Baroques with Van Dijk, ''Working On a Tsjing-Tsjang'',only stands beginning 1967 only one week in the top 40 of the four singles which appear the remaining two years.
As from 1968 the later Herman Brood-guitarist Ferdy Karmelk determine hamper milk part of the band. If tests Krijen in May 1968 no longer come show up, Robin Muyser after the actions in Zermatt and Montreux go away and Raymond van Geytenbeek gets a good job as graphic designer it has been done with Les Baroques. With two other one band's members (John Dankmeyer and Bartter Lak) goes hamper milk briefly further under the band name Island.
The bezetting changes in this period continuously. Guitarist Hans van Emden plays during its last concerts rather behind curtains or beside the podium because he wants performance no longer in public. Publicly him cannot see for this reason during its solos. He loses its interest for headstock music and changes to end 1967 the band for the academy in Hilversum where he studies traditionally jet ear and lesson will give. Frank Muyser take over the role of Van Emden. To be game is such that during an action in Nieuwkoop in December its brother Robin puts him from the band. With that are Les Baroques manager also their lost and go it rapidly bergafwaarts with the band. In 1969, after a considerable period of inactivity, the group was in imminent danger of breaking up. Still for a few more months, it featured the line-up of: Ferdy Karmelk (Guitar,ex-Tee Set) Bart Terlaak (Drums, ex-Daddy's Act) Jan Dankmeyer(Bass, ex-Flower and Nonesuch), and also Michel, Rene and Frank. When the group finally folded, remaining members Jan, Ferry and Bart changed the name to Island.
SINGLES: (Original Issues) Silky/My lost love 1965,Europhon Records Silky/A new life born 1965,Europhon Records
Such a cad/Summerbeach 1966,Europhon Records I know/She's mine 1966,Whamm Records I'll send you to the moon/Troubles 1966,Whamm Records Working on a tsjing-tsjang/Dreammaker 1966,Whamm Records
Bottle party/Bread 1967,Whamm Records Love is the sun/I dreamed my dreams away 1967,Whamm Records
Indication/When you're feeling good 1968,Whamm Records
Without feeling without mind/ Pardon me I think I'm falling 1968,Whamm Records
Such a cad/Silky/ Bottle party/I dreamed my dreams away 1972, EP
Without feeling without mind/Indication 1974
Albums: (Original Issues) Les Baroques LP, 1966 Whamm Records Barbarians With Love LP, 1967 Whamm Records
Vinyl ripped by Optical Sound in wma file
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