Sunday, 14 March 2010

Niet meer nodig - Sietze Dolstra

These days I'm not too wild about Dutch language music, but as a child that was difference. I guess the main attraction was that I could understand what people were singing, but I also guess that the music was a bit better back then.

There's a lot of drama in Sietze Dolstra's 'Niet meer nodig' ('Not needed anymore'): it's the story of a woman who is married to a trucker who is always away from home, a son that grows up and leaves her alone - and when she reaches out to the church because she doesn't feel so well, she gets an answering machine on the line. All this is set to a beautiful melody, as you can hear even if you don't understand Dutch.

My collection: 7" single no. 57
Found: Rapsody, Den Haag, 1980
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Niet meer nodig' / 'Liedje van verlangen'

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