Monday, 9 August 2010

Q65: Sexy Legs / There Was A Day (1970)

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its quite a while ago now that i posted some nederbeat here, right? so here we go with another record by my favourite dutch rockers q65. although this still is “neder” it is not really beat anymore, neither id call it garage rock.
the a-side is a solid, driving blues rock number, that gets a lot of its drive from bielers rough vocals like from the first garage recordings four years ago. a tough number, five stars worth!
the flipside, ‘there was a day’, is much more sophisticated. a slow, pensive ballad about changes in life and the challenges of marriage – that become easy with the supporting power of love: “and i like it, because my wife, is very good for me.” very beautiful, and of course also five stars worth. dig it!

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additional info on this record and reviews from readers

Finally got ’round to listening to this. The a side is a good blues-rocker for sure, but it’s the b-side I find so striking — rock-n’rollers celebrating marriage while acknowledging it’s difficulty! Rather unusual! The first minute is very much English folk in style, isn’t it? Only then it starts to get a little psych, with teh fuzz guitar flourishes and the vocal getting a little heavy with a climactic moment of reverb–but still all over an English folk backbone, so to speak.

from DanP, posted in comments

 
interesting links:
q65 official website
q65 on rateyourmusic
q65 on last.fm
 
 

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5 Comments

  1. avatar DanP said:

    Sounds great! Link and password?

  2. avatar DanP said:

    Thanks! Got it.

  3. avatar DanP said:

    Finally got 'round to listening to this. The a side is a good blues-rocker for sure, but it's the b-side I find so striking — rock-n'rollers celebrating marriage while acknowledging it's difficulty! Rather unusual! The first minute is very much English folk in style, isn't it? Only then it starts to get a little psych, with teh fuzz guitar flourishes and the vocal getting a little heavy with a climactic moment of reverb–but still all over an English folk backbone, so to speak. Am I crazy, am I mis-characterizing this entirely?

    Interesting, pretty unique in my experience! Thx, Sarah!

  4. hi dan!
    no, youre not crazy at all… i really like you interesting review, so much more detailed than mine. i added it to the text of the post, if you dont mind.
    reading it i think i finally gather the whole concept of this 45 (respect, you analyzed this really deeply)… the a-side is about sexuality and sensuality and that whole thing, the flipside goes on with marriage, responsibility, honesty and so on. two different and opposed showcases of life.

    thank you for your support in the comprehension of this masterpiece! ;-)

  5. avatar DanP said:

    Wow, Sarah, I may have helped catalyze it but the insight is yours, and I think you've accurately hit on a sort of yang/yin a-side/b-side intent here. (Respect!) It's great that we can build upon one another's understanding.

    Thanks for quoting my comment on the main page–I'm flattered.

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