Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: Mon. 26 & Wed. 28 March: Aphrodite’s Child, Apple Pie Motherhood [Ed’s Show, 2018-13]

*** NEW SHOW: Aphrodite’s Child, Apple Pie Motherhood, Boudewijn De Groot **REPEATED: The Kinks, The Herd, Index ***   [2018-13 (28), 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 ****


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).


THE KINKS: THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY, 1968: side 1 *** THE HERD: PARADISE AND UNDERWORLD, 1968, side 1 *** INDEX: THE BLACK ALBUM (Michigan, USA, 1967) *** THE KINKS: THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY, 1968: side 2 *** THE HERD: PARADISE AND UNDERWORLD, 1968, side 2 *** AND ALSO: CHICKEN SHACK: Tutti Frutti (live LP on Deram) + AGUATURBIA: Erotica (LP ‘Psychedelic Drugstore’, 1969, Spain) + APHOPRODITE’s CHILD: End Of The Worldn Raind And Tears (LP ‘End Of The World’, 1968) ***  WORD: Bezetting Maagdenhuis 1969 + Black activist Robert Frank Williams + Rocky Athas: Dictator (2018) + Maya Angelou recites ‘Phenomenal Woman’ ***


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



“ (…) 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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“All at once promoting and poking fun at the bourgeois obsession with respectability and uniformity first broached on “A Well Respected Man”, singer-songwriter Ray Davies presents a sedate alternative to the tumultuous urban landscape of London. Reaching back to a time when life wasn’t quite so caustic and frustrating, The Kinks journey  “far from all the soot and noise of the city”. Behind the English countryside’s façade of stale traditions and kitschy fixations, there’s a path to quiet serenity that leads straight through the Village Green. The Kinks’ sixth LP in just four years, KAVGPS has the band embracing personal and societal vestiges – leafy sanctuaries, frayed childhood bonds, and mouldy snapshots of idyllic family vacations”. Quoted from / All Rights Reserved:


“In the mid 1960’s, Detroit Michigan was a thriving industrial city. It was at the edge of a cliff, however. The great ethnic diversity in the inner city was a brewing powder keg of civil unrest. This, coupled with a disillusioned population struggling to make some sense of a questionable war in the rice paddies of Viet Nam, set an uneasy and troubling tempo for the future. Still, there were pockets of communities in the Detroit area where things were good and economic life was vibrant. The Grosse Pointes were such communities. It was on the outskirts of this political and racially tense era, in the affluent suburbs just outside of the city of Detroit, that Index was formed. The music of Index has been lauded by music heads for decades, and with good reason: it is bizarre, atmospheric, and “home-made” (in the best of all possible ways); the band has a druggie sound, with songs full of feedback and fuzzy guitars, hazy guitar riffs and loud rhythms. Hidden amongst the echoing canyons of sound there’s some snotty post-punk attitude wrapped up in that trippy velvet fuzz; a wonderful bleak sound, both droning and murky — the atonal side of late 1960’s rock that would leave the most lasting impression on those who would eventually become punk, post-punk and indie rock artists like Joy Division or the Fall (…) ”.
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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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