Langspeeltijd * Longplaytime: Their Satanic Majesties Request, The Blossom Toes, Donovan, Electric Banana * Mon. 13 & Wed. 15 November [Ed’s Show, 2017-09]

** NEW SHOW with Their Satanic Majesties Request, Blossom Toes, Donovan, Electric Banana ** REPEATED: Singer-Songwriters David Blue, Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan + OHIO EXPRESS + Homage to Catalonia **  [2017-09 , Monday 13 Nov., 2:00-24:00 hrs  CET Brussels + Wednesday. 15 Nov., 12:00-20:00 hrs CET Brussels] **** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ****


NEW SHOW:  THE ROLLING STONES: THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST, 1967, entire album + DONOVAN: HURDY GURDY MAN, 1968, choice tracks: Hurdy Gurdy Man, Peregrine, The River Song,  Tangier feat. Bert Jansch;  A Sunny Day + MELLOW YELLOW, 1966: Sunny South Kensington + THE BLOSSOM TOES (feat. Jim Cregan, Poli Palmer, Brian Godding): WE ARE EVER SO CLEAN, 1967: choice tracks Look At Me, I’ll Be Late For Tea, Telegram, Remarkable Saga, Mister Watchmaker + ELECTRIC BANANA aka THE PRETTY THNGS: ELECTRIC BANANA, 1967: choice tracks: Grey Skies,  Thousand Ages From The Sun, Do My Stuff ** HOMAGE TO CATALONIA: Sopa de Cabra feat. President Carles Puidgement: Camins ** WORD: ALLEN GINSBERG & Mondrian String Quartet: September on Jessore Road *

 REPEATED SHOW: SPECIAL: SINGER-SONWRITERS:  DAVID BLUE: David Blue, 1966, Elektra, produced by Jac. Holzman ** THE OHIO EXPRESS: Mercy, 1969, A-side ** ARLO GUTHRIE: ALICE’s RESTAURANT, 1967: choice tracks ** BOB DYLAN: HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED: full abum, produced by Bob Johnston, feat. Al Kooper and Michael Bloomfield ** WORD & POETRY = HOMAGE TO CATALONIA: Lluís Llach: Un Himne por no guanyar  + Raimon: Sobre la pau + Raimon: Sobra la por *


 Monday,  Wednesday CET Brussels Mon.    Wed.
 Longplaytime new show: Their Satanic Majesties Request 12, 16, 20 hrs 12, 16 hrs
Longplaytime repeated show: Singer-Song 14, 18, 22 hrs 14, 18 hrs.
End of show 24:00 Midnight 20:00 hrs



(…) The Rolling Stones were not ready for the pro movement, and their decision to jump the bandwagon was a serious miscalculation from the very beginning. Brian Jones probably was the only Stone to be able to relate to the new age and even then it may have been for drugs and fashion rather than politics. “Flowers” (Summer 1967) was a shameless cash-in and as far removed from the peace movement’s principles as the UK prime minister’s. “We Love You” (August 1967) was a nice song, but so what? Their only real effort was the “psychedelic” album Their Satanic Majesties Request (Winter 1967). The fans didn’t understand, but bought the album anyway. Considering comments and sales, hardly anyone else did. The Stones failed to convince they had contributed to the new movement and deep inside they knew they were not a part of it and would never be. The new movement was so rich and varied it included Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Buddhism, analyses of capitalism, radically new ideas about sex and male-female model roles and anti-authoritarian education to name but a few, but the Stones shrunk it to something “psychedelic”. Psychedelic was just one possible adjective to label the new era, but it was the only one Jagger, Jones & Co could possibly identify with because it could refer to drugs and drugs could be seen as part of the Anti Attitude. The Stones had a strong image and one that reflected their personalities, so no-one actually believed they had entered the Age of Aquarius”. © Eddy Bonte, full article here:

For an entirely different point of view, see Kris Needs in Team Rock:


Words are half-lost
Things are half-hidden
And men half-gestures, half-silence

Over fields and cities fear
Goes on silencing one by one
The voices of the living and the dead
And men half-gestures, half-silence

But it can’t be forever
But it isn’t forever
But it won’t be forever
We too are life
With our silences
And our words
With our houses made
Of work and of hopes

Words are half-lost
Things are half-hidden
And men, and men, and men…

© RAIMON, All RIghts Reserved



“At first listen (and glance, just check out the cover) it’s hard not to dismiss David Blue’s first LP as a shameless Bob Dylan imitation. And that would be a fair assessment. From the drunken delivery of his pal’s (yes, they were actually friends) unmistakable drawl to the grittier interpretation of Highway 61’s revved-up folk, Blue seems to be doing everything possible and more to convince the world that he is Bob Dylan.

So why even bother? Because the songs are actually pretty decent. It’s definitely the harder-driving ones that’ll snag you like a rusty old nail. A Bo Diddley beat is shredded to pieces on “If Your Monkey Can’t Get It,” a grinding cut that’s further damaged by a dissonant collision of overdriven guitars and screaming keyboards. Another standout, “It Tastes Like Candy,” closes the album with some fuzz guitar savage enough to find a permanent home on a Seeds record. And it’s all propelled by a primitive thump that never lets up.

Slightly less engaging are the quieter moments where he proves to be a fairly competent balladeer. The best of these are “Midnight Through Morning” and “Grand Hotel,” with their graceful piano/keyboard work and Blue’s attempts to actually hit a note here and there. And, no, the lyrics are not spared the treatment as he gets us tangled up in obscure, imagery evoking language we know we’ve heard somewhere before.

Although this album could only be crowned a masterpiece in some dreadful Dylan impersonator contest, it is a consistent, enjoyable ride if you give it a chance. And let’s be thankful that someone had enough sense to snatch that harmonica (conspicuously absent from the recordings) away from him before he really made a fool of himself.

Blue toned down the Dylanisms and continued releasing material into the 70s, occasionally under his real name (Cohen). David Blue was reissued on Collector’s Choice Music”.  Source:


As both “Free Speech” and the Dutch poetry  show  end this September, 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.  Naturally, MY GENERATION LONGPLAYTIME follows the philosophy  of my Sunday show MY GENERATION and the aims of Radio 68 in general. We will 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!
Besides: to play albums is a rare thing in itself nowadays. The schedule is temporary, but we should have made up our minds by November.
Any feedback welcome! Enjoy the LongPLAYTIME. Thanks, Ed


Nu de shows “De Gedachten zijn Vrij” en “Dichter in de Lucht” verdwijnen, presenteren we met plezier  MY GENERATION LONGPLAY TIME – in het Nederlands LANGSPEELTIJD. De idee achter LANGSPEELTIJD is eenvoudig: we draaien volledige albums, LP-kanten of een keuze uit een langspeelplaat. Uiteraard volgens de filosofie van My Generation (mijn programma op zondag) en van Radio 68 in het algemeen: wij 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. Trouwens, LPs draaien is de dag van vandaag sowieso al vreemd en zeldzaam. Het uitzendschema is voorlopig, zo tegen november komen we me iets definitiefs.
Alle reacties welkom. Geniet van de langSPEELTIJD. Bedankt, Ed

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