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Postby georgie rockwood » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:57 am

holland really has its share of new wave bands... who do you like from holland (netherlands)........here's a couple of videos from 2 of my favorites from holland..........enjoy


www.dailymotion.com/video/xbcoz_endless-road

www.dailymotion.com/video/x1806d_time-b ... oting-love

www.dailymotion.com/video/x9qzh_fox-the ... le-diamond

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Postby InvisibleMan » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:03 am

another great Georgie topic....if it wasn't for the Dutch 80's pop wouldn't have Rock Me Amadeus, nor Venus [:D]

Most are 80's pop/dance (Nederpop) and not so NW, but rather obscure and rare I think. I wish someone would reissue Fox the Fox and Mai Tai records on CD, real good stuff [:D]

Fox the Fox - Man on the Run (B Side of Precious Little Diamond)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCYq3_fLGcI

Fox The Fox - Flirting And Showing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERueLnmlh9Q

Golden Earring - Clear Night Moonlight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYczlh0zEzs

Golden Earring - When The Lady smiles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYxp6OIEZlk

Mai Tai - Female Intuition
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ_uT2fQNQ4

Mai Tai - Body and Soul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaL0fs1FYcA

Curti & The Boombox - Black Kisses
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpAEt1uOyT0

Luv - Ann Maria (this has a strong ABBA vibe, fun Dutch girl group)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG_MAun1daE

Maywood - Late At Night (also like ABBA)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcXdN4duC3Y

Phill & Company – Tralala... oooh you thouch my tralala [:D]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4XG2xfUzuo

Sauvage - Do You Want Me, campy Dutch Eurodisco track and video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CwIKfivWGQ
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Postby Frank_Chickens » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:57 pm

Talk about a blast from the past!

My favourite Dutch band is Nova, always liked 'Terranova' by them and their best of is very good.

The Minipops are well worth a listen as well.
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Postby Frank_Chickens » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:00 pm

[quote][i]Originally posted by Max Murdoc[/i]
<br>The Tapes

The music you listen to is the soundtrack of your life.
[/quote]

I thought The Tapes were from Slough in England unless there's another one with the same name. We are talking about the ones who released 'Life in the New City', right?
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Postby Freshy » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:10 am

I love Gangway. I had to purchase all their albums from overseas record stores in Denmark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka3l1KKZkmw
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Postby Panorama » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:25 pm

http://grooveshark.com/#/album/Mmwops/3403812
Prima Volta is a Dutch band. You can hear 5 of the songs from their 1984 LP MMWOPS at the link above. I first heard them on Audioparagon.com back around the year 2000.

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Postby Max Murdoc » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:31 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by Frank_Chickens[/i]
<br>[quote][i]Originally posted by Max Murdoc[/i]
<br>The Tapes

The music you listen to is the soundtrack of your life.
[/quote]

I thought The Tapes were from Slough in England unless there's another one with the same name. We are talking about the ones who released 'Life in the New City', right?
[/quote]

Nope, different band.

http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/the_tapes

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Postby Frank_Chickens » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:38 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by Max Murdoc[/i]
<br>[quote][i]Originally posted by Frank_Chickens[/i]
<br>[quote][i]Originally posted by Max Murdoc[/i]
<br>The Tapes

The music you listen to is the soundtrack of your life.
[/quote]

I thought The Tapes were from Slough in England unless there's another one with the same name. We are talking about the ones who released 'Life in the New City', right?
[/quote]

Nope, different band.

http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/the_tapes

The music you listen to is the soundtrack of your life.
[/quote]

Thanks for the clarification, another to add to the growing list.

Just tell me that they're better than Gruppo Sportivo or whatever they're called.
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Postby Max Murdoc » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:44 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by Frank_Chickens[/i]
<br>[quote][i]Originally posted by Max Murdoc[/i]
<br>[quote][i]Originally posted by Frank_Chickens[/i]
<br>[quote][i]Originally posted by Max Murdoc[/i]
<br>The Tapes

The music you listen to is the soundtrack of your life.
[/quote]

I thought The Tapes were from Slough in England unless there's another one with the same name. We are talking about the ones who released 'Life in the New City', right?
[/quote]



Nope, different band.

http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/the_tapes

The music you listen to is the soundtrack of your life.
[/quote]

Thanks for the clarification, another to add to the growing list.

Just tell me that they're better than Gruppo Sportivo or whatever they're called.
[/quote]

My opinion is that they are better than GS. 1980 Party is actually quite good...the best of the three releases.
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Postby Frank_Chickens » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:48 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by Max Murdoc[/i]

My opinion is that they are better than GS. 1980 Party is actually quite good...the best of the three releases.
[/quote]

Thanks, that's all I needed to hear.
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Postby AS Swanski » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:24 pm

Hi,

I'm new to the forum and this was one of the first threads to catch my eye, as I am Dutch (though living in Sweden nowadays). I played in a couple of (obscure) new wave bands during the 1980s so I can relate pretty well to the topic.

When we talk about Dutch new wave, then it's best to forget Golden Earring (famous long before Johnny Rotten had even finished school - if he ever did), Herman Brood (who lived the life of an enfant terrible, but was musically very conservative), Luv / Maywood / Mai Tai (commercial girls pop), Fox The Fox (which were not taken seriously by Dutch new wave fans) and some of the others named earlier in this thread.

New wave was popular in The Netherlands, but most fans listened to foreign bands in the first place and there weren't so many Dutch wave bands that earned commercial success. Gruppo Sportivo played a kind of powerpop with a touch of cabaret, and was pretty big for a while. Another one that hit the mainstream was Nits, an art school band that started with a rather Beatlesque sound but over time developed a truly unique, poetic style.

There was some minor success for The Flying Spiderz, The Tapes and Mecano. Clan Of Xymox was a gothic band that were more successful abroad than in their home country.

Quite interesting was the ultra movement in the early 1980s: experimental bands, mainly from Amsterdam, that tried to develop their own musical language, similar to the New York no wave scene. Minny Pops, one of the lading ultra names, became a cult band and was associated with the Factory label in the UK. Soviet Sex also had quite a reputation and some of its founding members later started Blue Murder, which had a more polished sound, followed by Astral Bodies.

There was a wave of bands who sang in Dutch, which until then was quite rare for a pop group, and the most famous name among these was Doe Maar. In the 1980s, they were something like the Dutch Beatles, leaving behind dozens of fainted girls wherever they had played. Musically these bands had not much to do with what we call "new wave" as their main influences were reggae, ska and traditional Dutch pop music.

One band that also sang in Dutch but had nothing to do with Doe Maar / Goede Doel / Toontje Lager, was DIV, five students of architecture from Delft. To me, they were musically the most interesting Dutch band of the 1980s, with a tense and brooding sound that slightly referred to Belgium's best new wave band, T.C. Matic.

Another Dutch-singing band that made a few excellent records was The Scene. They were active in the 1980s but their best work was released a decade later.

Around 1985 bands like Claw Boys Claw and Fatal Flowers emerged from the Amsterdam garage scene. Their music was heavily influenced by the American psychedelic era as portrayed on the famous Nuggets compilations. Both bands were very successful according to Dutch standards.

In the second half of the 1980s, dance became big in the underground scene and The Netherlands were among the first countries to adopt house music. Maybe not exactly new wave, but started by members from former new wave bands, was Urban Dance Squad, one of the best live acts I have ever seen. They had an explosive sound that combined rock with funk and hip hop, much like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Living Colour.

Phew, that's what I recall in a nutshell....

Hope this helps,

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Postby InvisibleMan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:50 pm

[quote][i]Originally posted by AS Swanski[/i]
<br>Hi,

Luv / Maywood / Mai Tai (commercial girls pop),

In the second half of the 1980s, dance became big in the underground scene and The Netherlands were among the first countries to adopt house music.
[/quote]

No girly pop!? Darn it, you're killing my posts! I was just gonna mention Pussycat... Miiiiiississippi.... heh heh heh heh [:D]

but hey thank you for information, very interesting...and welcome to the board!
most know Dutch hip house dance that spilled into mainstream....it is the twilight zone you better shake your bones [:p]
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Postby fanwave » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:42 am

Another one MECANO from DUTCH, schwenko was right.
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Mecano+%282%29[quote][i]Originally posted by eight6[/i]
<br>[quote][i]Originally posted by schwenko[/i]
<br>Mecano
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You idiot...they were Spanish.

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Postby AS Swanski » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:15 pm

Maybe there was a Spanish band called Mecano as well, but it's true, there was one in Holland and they were actually pretty popular at that time. They weren't around for long, unfortunately. Their singer, Dick Polak, produced the debut EP of Minimal Compact, an Israeli new wave band that was based in Amsterdam.

Here's more on the Dutch Mecano:
http://www.alexgitlin.com/mecano.htm

In addition to my earlier reply: there were two interesting bands I forgot to mention there.

First, Sammie America's MAM (later: MAM). Their debut had a highly original sound with fierce twin guitar work, a rhythm box and a Casio VL Tone. They could have been bigger if they would have had a better singer though....

The other band I should mention was Mekanik Kommando, one of the most experimental bands ever to come out of Holland. Not everything they did was brilliant, but it was always interesting to follow them.
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Postby Blitz Boy » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:09 am

Any more info about Blue Murder?

I got an lp from them, and songs like "Come, come" are excellent!

And yes, Mecano was the ultimate New Romantic Spanish band, although they were pretty cheesy.

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