Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: The Klan, The Hollies (RIP Eric Haydock), Sandie Shaw, Joe Cocker, Els Dracs * Monday 14, Wednesday 16 Jan. [Ed’s Show, 2019-02]

NEW SHOW: The Klan, The Hollies (RIP Eric Haydock), Sandie Shaw, Joe Cocker, Els Dracs *** REPEATED: A Happy 1969 with CCR, Cream, Ten Years After, The Seeds & Aretha Franklin *** Monday 14 January, 12:00-24:00 hrs CET Brussels + repeated Wednesday 16 January, 12:00 till 24:00 hrs CET Brussels *** [2019-02 / no. 67)] ***


NEW SHOW Sundays 12:00, 16:00 & 20:00 hrs ; Wednesdays 12:00 & 1600 hrs (Brussels CET)
The Klan, The Hollies [R.I.P. Eric Haydock 5 January 2019,  founder member of The Hollies and their bass-player until 1966]
LOVE, PEACE & UNDERSTANDING The Equals: Give Love A Try (LP ‘Unequalled’, 1967)
HOMAGE TO CATALUNYA  Els Dracs: El Joc de l’Amor, EP, 1965 + Es la meva  vida, EP, 1966.
THE KLAN Join Us (LP, 1967, side 1).
THE HOLLIES deat. Eric Haydock, RIP  5 January 2019  Would You Believe (LP, 1966, side 1).
THE KLAN Join Us (LP, 1967, side 2).
SANDIE SHAW choice tracks from her LPs ‘Me’ (1965) & ‘Love Me, Please Love Me’ (1967).
THE HOLLIES, feat. Erric Haydock, RIP 5 January 2019 Would You Believe (LP, 1966, side 2).
JOE COCKER  tracks from his LPs ‘Joe Cocker!’ (1969) + ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ (1969).
DE GEDACHTEN ZIJN VRIJ Hippies In Nederland.

REPEATED SHOW Sundays 14:00, 18:00 & 22:00 hrs ; Wednesdays 14:00 & 1800 hrs (Brussels CET)
SPECIAL A Happy 1969 with
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL  Bayou Country, part one (LP,  January 1969).
ARETHA FRANKLIN Soul ’69 (LP,  January 1969, side A).
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL  Bayou Country, part 2  (LP, 1969).
TEN YEARS AFTER Stonedhenged (LP,  February 1969, side 1).
CREAM Goodbye (LP,  February 1969, pt. 1).
CREAM Goodbye (LP, 1969, pt. 2).
WORD & FREE SPEECH & POETRY:  Jenny Lewis & Adnan Al-Sayegh  (Anthem For Gilgamesh) + Barry McGuire (Masters Of War) + 7:84 Theatre Co. (Lay-Off).


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
 Longplaytime new show: The Klan, The Hollies  12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated show:  1969 with CCR, Cream 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs



“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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“The group’s sound is very reminiscent of that of the early Stones — hard rock, based in blues. John Fogerty carries the group with his good lead guitar, in addition to his good vocal and harp work. He also wrote all of Creedence’s original songs, and arranged and produced the album. He probably swept out the studio when the recording was finished, too. Despite John’s dominance, the group has a solid overall sound. Stu Cook on bass, brother Tom Fogerty on rhythm guitar, and Doug Clifford on drums are all good musicians; they lay down a heavy backing for Fogerty, and the result is a very tight sound. (…) Overall, the material in Bayou Country is not always strong, but Creedence Clearwater Revival plays with enough gusto to overcome this problem. With the stronger material, they are excellent. It seems to me though, that CCR has just about exhausted its supply of blues-rock numbers. They have produced two fine albums; so far, so good. But I think (and hope) that we will see new directions on their forthcoming albums”. Quoted From / All RIghts Reserved:


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