Langspeeltijd * Long-playtime: The Klan, The Hollies, Joe Cocker * Monday 30 Dec. 2019 & Wednesday 1 Jan. 2020 [Ed’s Show, 2019-50]

NEW SHOW: The Klan, The Hollies,  Joe Cocker, Sandie Shaw *** REPEATED: Sandy Coast, The Byrds, The Boston Tea Party, The Move, The Seeds *** Monday 30 December, 12:00 > 04:00 hrs CET Brussels + repeated Wednesday 01 January 2020, 12:00 > 24:00 hrs CET Brussels *** [2019-50 = 201902, no. 115]  ***

*** RADIO 68: ALL THE REVOLUTIONARY SOUNDS AND VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ***

 

SHOWTIME 

 CET Brussels    Monday Wednesday 
New Show: The Klan, Hollies 12:00 – 14:00
16:00 – 18:00
20:00 – 22:00

24:00 – 00:02
12:00 – 14:00
16:00 – 18:00
20:00 – 22:00
Repeated show: Sandy Coast, Byrds 14:00 – 16:00
18:00 – 20:00
22:00 – 24:00
00:02 – 00:04
14:00 – 16:00
18:00 – 20:00
22:00 – 24:00
End of show 04:00 24:00

 

NEW SHOW: SPECIAL The Klan, The Hollies
THE ALBUMS
THE KLAN Join Us (LP, 1967, side 1).
THE HOLLIES ( R.I.P. Eric Haydock 5 January 2019) Would You Believe (LP, 1966, side 1).
THE KLAN Join Us (LP, 1967, side 2.
SANDIE SHAW Choice tracks from the LPs ‘Me (1965) &  ‘Love Me, Please Love Me’ (1967).
THE HOLLIES (R.I.P. Eric Haydock 5 January 2019) Would You Believe (LP, 1966, side 2).
JOE COCKER  choice tracks from Joe Cocker!, LP, 1969 + With A Little Help From My Friends,  LP, 1969.
AND ALSO
DE GEDACHTEN ZIJN VRIJ Hippies In Nederland.
LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING The Equal: Give Love A Try (LP ‘Unequalled’, 1967)
HOMAGE TO CATALUNYA  Els Dracs: El Joc de l’Amor, EP, 1965 (The Game Of Love) + Es la meva  vida, EP, 1966.

REPEATED SHOW  
SPECIAL : SANDY COAST, BYRDS, MOVE, SEEDS
THE ALBUMS
SANDY COAST From The Workshop, LP, 1968, side 1.
THE BOSTON TEA PARTY The Boston Tea Party, LP, 1968, side 1.
SANDY COAST From The Workshop, LP, 1968, side 2.
THE MOVE The Move, LP, 1968, side 1.
THE BYRDS Ballad Of The Easy Rider, LP, 1968, selected tracks.
THE SEEDS Future, LP, 1967, side 1.
AND ALSO:
LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING The Byrds: Chimes Of Freedom (live).
POEZIE  Jan Decleir leest Herman Gorter + Simon Vinkenoog.
PLUS Twice As Much + The New Arrivals + The DC5  + Tee-Set.

BACKGROUND *** ACHTERGRONDINFORMATIE

THE KLAN:  JOIN US

“In America “The Klan” might have some negative connotations, but to a group of kids in Brussels in 1963 it sounded like the perfect band name (good enough to have chosen it over their original name “Los Ombres“). They soon began adding a disclaimer to their name, written as “The Klan (Belgium Band)”,  to prevent any further confusion.
Regardless of the cheeky title, The Klan were a wonderful baroque pop outfit with one exceptional full length LP to their credit. The songs on 1966’s Join Us are incredibly musical and far more considered than the typical pop fair of the time.
Like most bands of the era, this record touches on all facets of the Beatles but mainly cops the folk rock shamble of Help! and Revolver, with heavy Harrison style vocals. The lush string/brass arrangements and studio effects occasionally take the record into mild psych territory, like on the gorgeous “And I Love It So” and “Already Mine” with it’s vaguely eastern refrain. There’s also a light flair for Spector-esque grandiosity here, with some songs aproaching the Brill Building style. It’s difficult to pick favorites from such a solid album, but some standouts include opener “Fify the Fly” which outshines its goofy subject matter with a pretty melody and a bouncy harpsichord line, and “One of My Dreams” which could easily have been a mid-period Harrison song.

With all the Beatles references aside, The Klan wrote some fantastic material and although they did not achieve much notoriety outside of their home country, these songs definitely deserve to be heard apart from their mid-60s context to truly appreciate the unique perspective on this record”.
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