Friday, November 16, 2012

Biet-Het Vol 1 : A Cheesy Trip Through the Dutch-Belgian Sixties Youth Provo and...Yes..Eating Culture! (Distortions, 1998)

"Who ever listens through these thirty songs objectively will despair and ask: "What on earth went wrong with Dutch popular music after these unprecedented peak years?" (And let's not forget the Belgian contributions to this compilation!) The pure, raw productions, the textual and musical originality and the amazing emotional charge of these records create a gap with contemporary Dutch music which, in meters, surpasses the boundaries of the universe easily. these are the young and passionate singing their hearts out! This CD contains the essence of all of Dutch society of the sixties. Who ever listens...will personally experience the sixties retroactively." (Drs J. Pate, from the liner notes)

Hyperbole aside, this out of print CD comp of rocking Dutch-Belgian garage psych rave-ups is chock full of fuzzy freakbeat, goofy one-offs, a few sweet vegetables, and one righteous cover of the Kinks' Don't You Fret. It rules. Let's just say its "Solid as a Rock!" Enjoy...


1. The Mokum Beat Five - Trouw Nooit (Never Marry) (Delta '66
2. The Eurfians - Waaro (Imperial '66)
3. The Jokers - Zet Die TV Af! (That TV Sale!)
4. The Fallouts - De Vlieg (The Fly) (Funckler '66)
5. Peter J. Muller - Links De Kinks (Delta '66)
6. Bob Bouber - Ik Wil Me Donalduckie (I want me Donalduckie) (Phillips '68)
7. Eddy Dyan & The Saints - Lady Sex
8. Ronnie & The Ronnies - Daar In De Wildernis (There in the bush) (Delta '66)
9. NV Groep 65 - Tanger (Delta '66)
10. Ruud Knolraap & The Sweet Vegetable - Sperciebonen
11. Ernie Bender & The Robbins - Cleopatra (Phillips '66)
12. The Clungels - Dat Had Ik Nog Nooit Gedaan (That I had never done) (Artone '66)
13. Aart Brouwer - Hé Pssst (Phillips '63)
14. In Istanboel
15. Hardstikke Dood
16. Hugo De Groot - Ze Nemen Me Eindelijk Mee (the Dutch version of They're coming to take me away haha) (Havoc '66)
17. De Fouryo's - Surf-City (Decca '63)
18. Tony Light - Laat Me Gaan (Me lets go) (Atrone '68)
19. De Clichee-Mannetjes - Lekker Legbad (Nice Legbad) (Omega '66)
20. The Mokum Beat Five - Wat Scheel Je Nou (What squint-eyed you nou?) (Delta '66)
21. Het Pocomania - Peterselie (Parsley) (Fontanna '68)
22. The Eurfians - Opa's Beat (Imperial '66)
23. Ruud Knolraap & The Sweet Vegetable - Geurige Gouden Tinten (Fragrant gouden at)
24. The Sparklings - Ach Barst! (Ah go to hell) (CNR '66)
25. Het - Spat Niet Met Pap (Do not splash with porridge) (Fontana '66)
26. Freddy Scot & The Condors - Kom Maar Hier (RCA '64)
27. Peter J. Muller - Beter Langharig Dan Kortzichtig (Better long-haired than short-sighted) (Delta '66)
28. Johnny Lion - Wees Niet Bang (Phillips '66)
29. Ronnie Schutte - Ze Zegge (Them say) (Delta '66)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Neon Vernacular - Halloween Show

The Neon Vernacular's Halloween radio broadcast. Our show, hosted by Ladybug and me, streams live on, every Sunday 6-8pm Pacific Time. Occassionally, we'll post episodes to our MixCloud account.