Showing posts with label Pas de deux. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pas de deux. Show all posts

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Rendez-vous - Pas de deux & Big Band

Pas de Deux (Walter Verdin, Dett Peyskens and Hilde van Roy) were a Belgian band, best known for their participation in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, and the controversy surrounding their selection as that year's Belgian representatives. 'Rendez-vous' consisted of just one line of quasi-nonsensical lyric ('Rendez-vous, maar de maat is vol en m'n kop is toe') repeated over a quirky, rhythmic instrumental track while Peyskens and van Roy danced barefoot, and seemed to baffle the conservative audience.

'Rendez-vous' proved unsuccessful, finishing in 18th place of the 20 entries, having received points from only the UK, Spain and Portugal. The single reached the Belgian top 30, but a follow up single, 'Manimeme', went unnoticed and the group soon disbanded. When I bought this single, a search of almost 28 years came to an end. In the shop they told me second hand copies of this single came in every so often, and it was never there for long. It's still very much sought after, apparently.

My collection: 7" single no. 5187
Found: Chelsea Records, Antwerpen, June 9, 2011
Cost: 5 euro
Tracks: 'Rendez-vous' / 'Rendez-vous (mix)'

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