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Monday, 9 August 2010

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


 
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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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 …

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Sunday, 14 February 2010

Q65: I Despise You / Ann (1966)


 
this is the third release of my beloved dutch garage rockers, but it is also one of their weakest ones, i must admit. especially the a-side is very primitive (in a boring sense), repetitive and the instrumental parts have a wall-of-sound character. the whole song doesnt offer many surprises, but nevertheless shows the groups humble beginning very well.
the b-side, ann, however is quite far off the usual q65-style. a soft and slow love ballad with some moody harp playing. not really “garagy”, but nice – 60s pop, so to speak. all in all this 45 has more historical than musical value, but perhaps you like it better than i – so check it out!

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

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Monday, 14 December 2009

Q65: The Life I Live / Cry In The Night (1966)


 
this was the second release by q65, and i dont hesitate to call the tremendous b-side cry in the night the best song they ever made. bielers frenzy vocals and the haunting guitar riff make this track an excellent showcase of dutch beat from the 60s, that doesnt need to stand back behind compatriot successes like shocking blue or golden earring.
the a-side, the life i live, is a little calmer but none the less a fantastic piece of mid 60s european garage. it is even a little more into psych-beat than into plain garage, if there wasnt the raunchy blues harp providing the craggedness of a genuine basement tune.

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

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Monday, 14 December 2009

Q65: You’re The Victor / And Your Kind (1966)


 
here we have the debut single of the amazing dutch garage / nederbeat group q65. it is not as great as their following releases, but a nice garage tune nevertheless. the fast beat and pacing rhythm of the a-side fits great to the r&b-style; blues harp work accompanying willem bielers grooving, resonant vocals.
the track though suffers a little from too much treble and some noise due to the condition of the vinyl (sorry, i tried my humble best to remaster it). the b-side sounds a little better, but not significantly.
and your kind is slower and more leisurely than its flipside, but still very catchy – youll soon be singing along to this cute little beat number.

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

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