Showing posts with label Dutch (the). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dutch (the). Show all posts

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Video - The Dutch

After The Dutch had their first hit with 'This is welfare' and the mini-album of the same name, they released a new track as a single in 1984. It was 'Video', another nicely crafted popsong. The single did not chart - and in fact I didn't know it existed until today. I didn't really keep up with the band at all, so that's not so shocking.

The nice thing about buying singles is that every once in a while you can try out something. And as in this case, sometimes you get lucky.

My collection: 7" single no. 3820
Found: La La Land, Den Haag, July 2, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Video' / 'D'Artagnan'

Thursday, 19 February 2009

This is welfare - The Dutch

The Dutch band aptly named The Dutch is formed in Amstelveen in 1979. Singer Hans Croon writes mostly politically inspired lyrics for their songs. In 1983 they have their first and only hit with 'This is welfare', a beautiful piano-based popsong. I remember recording the song from the radio and playing it over and over again.

In 1989 I finally buy my own copy of the single. The band has already disbanded by then: the have gone on to form Siobhan in 1987.

My collection: 7" single no. 1098
Found: All that music, Leiden, November 11, 1989
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'This is welfare' / 'Heimat vorbei'
Download: here

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