Saturday, June 19, 2010


Imho the best Bread single ever, Guitar Man. Released 1972.

These guys were quite hot in the weird transitory decade that the seventies was. Bread hailed from LA, and were the quintessential exponents of the genre that came to be known as soft rock. Originally, the band consisted of singer David Gates who was also a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, keyboards, violin, bass, percussion, even viola), Robb Royer (also a multi-instrumentalist, playing bass, guitar, flute, keyboards, percussion, recorder), Jimmy Griffin (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion), and Mike Botts (drums). Larry Knechtel came on board in 1971, replacing Royer.

A truly magnificent number by Dutch band Kayak, Ruthless Queen. Call it a golden and diamond oldie. Don't know to what extent these guys became known in the Anglosaxon world.

Kayak was founded in 1972 by Tom Scherpenzeel and Pim Koopman.

Another one hit wonder, Susan Fassbender with Twilight Cafe in 1981.

Fassbender, born Whincup, committed suicide in 1991 at the age of 32. Sad.

Rescue from Echo & The Bunnymen. 1980 we write.

Guys are from Liverpool. Once I knew a girl from Liverpool whom I met in - I'm not making this up - the Cathedral of Notre Dame on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris. Joanne was her name, and she was quite a dish. I went to visit her in the summer of the year after - we're talking 1990 then - and screwed up completely. Well - the conquest of wimin was never a piece of cake for ole Outlaw. In the end I got it right though. You got to persevere in life. With hindsight, Oliver Stoned's movie Platoon was a piece of shit, but there's a couple of lines in it worth retaining. At one point trooper King (Keith david) says to trooper Chris (Charlie Fucking Sheen): "Always keep ready to fuck and to fight, and the world will turn". Or something like that.

I have always remembered that.

Greetz from Belgium.


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