Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: Mon. 02, Wed. 04 April: Fuck the W** with Eric Burdon & New Animals, David Peel & Lower East Side, The Monks, Patrick Conrad & Roland [Ed’s Show 2018-14)

*** NEW SHOW: FUCK THE W** with Eric Burdon & New Animals, David Peel & Lower East Side, The Monks, Patrick Conrad & Roland  **REPEATED: Aphrodite’s Child, Apple Pie Motherhood, Boudewijn De Groot ***   [2018-14 (29), Monday 26 March, 12:00-24:00 hrs  CET Brussels + Wednesday 28 March, 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES THAT SHAPED THE SIXTIES ****


(LP, 1968, entire album) *** THE MONKS: BLACK MONK TIME aka MONK TIME (album, 1966, A side) *** PATRIC CONRAD met ROLAND: GELUKKIG ALS IN HET BIJZIJN VAN EEN VROUW, A-kant *** DAVID PEEL & THE LOWER EAST SIDE: HAVE A MARIJUANA (LP, 1968, choice tracks) *** AND ALSO: DONOVAN with Jeff Beck  (< LP Barabajagal, 1968) + BONNIE DOBSON (< LP Bonnie Dobson, 1969).

INTRO:  JOE COCKER + TYRANNOSAURUS REX  *** THE APPLE PIE MOTHERHOOD BAND: APPLE PIE: SIDE A  (2nd LP, 1969, US) *** BOUDEWIJN DE GROOT: PICKNICK (NL, 1968, B-kant ‘Tuin der Lusten’) *** APHRODITE’S CHILD: END OF THE WORLD: SIDE A (debut album, 1968)  *** THE STRAWS feat. Sany Denny: SANDY DENNY & THE STRAWBS (1967 Sessions, choice tracks) *** APHRODITE’S CHILD: END OF THE WORLD: SIDE B (debut album, 1968) *** FREE SPEECH: BAND OF HOPE (Who Reaps The Profit, Who Pays the Price; < Rhythm and Reds) + ROY BAILEY (Ballad of Vic Williams; < Roy Bailey & Tony Benn: The Writing On the Wall) + MIEK & ROEL: De rattenkoning (< Mijn jeugd rijdt uit op jacht).


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
Longplaytime new show: Eric Burdon 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated: Aphrodite’s Child 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs.
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs


“Take all that and multiply by a factor of at least “10” for 1968’s The Twain Shall Meet which, like Winds Of Change, was helmed by producer Tom Wilson. Sundazed goes stereophonic for this one, while Burdon & Co. go fully widescreen. Recorded in December of ’67, the Monterey Pop Festival afterglow still in full effect for Burdon, it’s got everything its predecessor had—the celebration and the moodiness, the psychedelia and the folk-rock, the recitations and the exhortations, the politics and the personalities—and it is also everything its predecessor was not, namely, it’s focused and it’s powerful.
From the rocking, almost boogie-esque “Closer to the Truth,” which hews close to vintage Animals electric R&B; to the baroque, orchestrally-inclined mini-symphony “Orange and Red Beams”; to the bagpipes, sitar and violin-fueled “All Is One” (itself a credible rock symphony with not-untoward prog ambitions); to the soaring, psychedelic anthem “Sky Pilot,” a masterpiece of atmosphere, composition and arrangement; The Twain Shall Meet succeeds on multiple levels. The latter track, in fact, ranks among the greatest anti-war songs ever, telling the tale of a Vietnam War chaplain counseling his charges prior to their departures into battle where death surely awaits many of them”.
By Fred Mills, Quoted from / All Rights Reserved:


“ (…) Let me explain: much of the stuff that the album delves into, such as the prominent use of keyboards (The Moody Blues and Procol Harum did the shit out of that), the exploration of Middle Eastern styles as seen in songs like “The Grass Is No Green” or “The Shepherd And The Moon” (The Beatles), and sappy ballads (maybe fucking everyone in the UK at that time), has been done before, but the defining factor that makes all those elements fresh is the group’s Greek origins. I wouldn’t be able to tell you how it changes anything aside from the vocals (as a side note, Demis Roussos sings a very good English) and perhaps the overall sound, but I’m pretty sure many of the more emotional numbers wouldn’t have worked at all if they were done by Brits.(…) .
Another thing I love about the album is how chaotic it sounds. Many of the songs are packed sonically, and even when there isn’t that much going on, it always seems like they’re playing in the middle of a huge mob, which, in a way, reflects well upon the situation they were in, with the protests in France and all that. That chaotic production also immediately makes itself known on the opening title track: “End Of The World” is one of the most moving psychedelic ballads of the 60’s, with Roussos’ vocals being carried over by the reverberating production, and the song climaxing in two huge emotional explosions only foreshadowed by a huge vocal “EYYIAEYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEE” before you’re thrown into a symbolic “end of the world”. It gets me every time”
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 Radio 68 is happy to present  a new show: MY GENERATION LONGPLAYTIME. The concept of LONGPLAYTIME is simple: we will play full albums, album sides or selected album tracks.  We stress overlooked, forgotten, ignored, misjudged, rare, non-commercial and media-banned music and artists, throwing in a hit album for good measure. All from or related to the sixties –  of course! Thanks, Ed   **
OVER LANGPSPEELTIJD We presenteren we met plezier een nieuwe show: LANGSPEELTIJD. De idee achter LANGSPEELTIJD is eenvoudig: we draaien volledige albums, LP-kanten of een keuze uit een langspeelplaat. We hebben vooral  oog voor muziek en artiesten die vallen onder de categorieën “vergeten,  vreemd, geweerd, over het hoofd gezien, verkeerd begrepen, gecensureerd, zeldzaam “.  Met nu een dan een dikke hit ertussen. Geniet van de langSPEELTIJD. Bedankt, Ed

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