Friday, 27 November 2009

Twee mobiele ogen die keken de kraker aan - Rubberen Robbie

In 1980, squatters were dominating the news in the Netherlands. During the crowning of Queen Beatrix they used the occasion to protest against poor housing conditions in the country, using the memorable slogan 'Geen woning, geen kroning' ('No housing, no crowning' - it rhymes better in Dutch). Squatters riots were becoming a familiar sight, especially in the bigger cities in the Netherlands.

Rubberen Robbie used these developments to release a single. 'Twee mobiele ogen die keken de kraker aan' (which roughly translates as 'Police eyes looked at the squatter') did not become a hit for the group. The B-side is amusing for those who enjoy rude sounds set to music.

My collection: 7" single no. 4275
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, November 21, 2009
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Twee mobiele ogn die keken de kraker aan' / 'De kater komt later'

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