Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Long blond animal - Golden Earring

I have to be honest and say that these days I don't like Golden Earring at all. They have turned into a band that is mercilessly repeating itself with performances in theatres with unplugged concerts. The band members are these old men who should think about having an annual prostrate checkup instead of planning new tourdates.

Back in 1980, it was a different story: the album 'Prisoner of the night' was released and the single 'Long blond animal' was a rock track that was totally out of sync with the new wave sounds that were taking over the charts. Still it managed to get to number 19 in the Dutch Top 40. The band was considering to throw in the title as the album and two later singles didn't sell as well. Maybe they should have done it - it might have saved us from the misery they are going through now.

My collection: 7" single no. 849
Found: Den Haag, May 27, 1989
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Long blond animal' / 'Triple treat'


  1. ah, but if they had thrown in the towel after the failure of this album then the world would not have the brilliant "twilight zone"!

  2. As a Dutch music fan living in the UK and an English man I am glad the Earring are still going. They are the worlds longest lasting rock group and you should be proud of them :-)

    If they had ended in 1980, you would not have got Quiet Eyes or Paradise in Distress and I would not have seen them in 1998.

    My fave NL bands are Kayak, Goede Doel, Earth and Fire, Solution, Sandy Coast, Focus, Ekseption, Nits, Outsiders.

    In fact I have no UK albums at all - they are mainly Dutch + German!


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