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Live, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Long Blond Animal (6:16)
2. Twilight Zone (10:17)
3. When the Lady Smiles (6:08)
4. Future (7:00)
5. Something Heavy Going Down (4:37)
6. Enough Is Enough (4:10)
7. Mission Impossible (8:49)
8. Radar Love (9:33)
9. Clear Night Moonlight (6:23)

Total Time 63:51

Line-up / Musicians

- Rinus Gerritsen / bass, keyboard
- Barry Hay / guitar, vocals
- George Kooymans / guitar, vocals
- Cesar Zuiderwijk / drums

Releases information

LP Twenty One (1984)

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GOLDEN EARRING Something Heavy Going Down (Live From the Twilight Zone) ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(14%)
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Review by snobb
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2 stars I never was a big Golden Earring fan. In late sixties/early seventies they built reputation as energetic live act, played with The Who and attacked States with hundreds of live shows. Psychedelic in very beginning, they soon became a stadium hard rocking band.

I like a few their albums, mostly Moontan ,having some progressive feeling. Later they recorded few big hits and continued playing mix of arena rock and pop -rock. This live album from 1984 is pure evidence.

The music is generally very simple , but very energetic. Recording sound is of pure quality, so mostly you can hear rock-n-roll dinosaur rocking ( and trying to be still a rock star). And he isn't.

Yes, songs are long, but mostly because of repetitive musicianship. Some solos sound dated, all music - very uninspired. Radar Love is here for sure, but again, it sounds more as played by tribute band.

I believe bad sound is one of reasons why all recording sounds so terrible. But the music itself isn't good enough just to save situation. I don't think I will ever listen this album again. Better avoid.

Review by Gatot
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3 stars My chief reason to buy this live set was wanting to hear the live version of Radar Love and Twilight Zone. Golden Earrings was one of the bands that color my childhood and I really love their 70s album like 'Together' (maybe my best favorite) especially with the tune 'From Heaven From Hell'. Unfortunately I never heard this song being played live - it's probably the studio version had Barry Hay sung in relatively high octave (scream) that he could not repeat on stage. And so the case with this live set there is no 'From Heaven From Hell'. Too bad. It's also the fact that the song was never as popular as Radar Love or Twilight Zone.

Now with this live set what I enjoy is the dynamic of the band on stage like the one Barry Hay demonstrated when he communicated with the crowd from the opening track 'Long Blond Animal' (6:16). ' Twilight Zone' (10:17) that comes after the opening track is performed excellently by the band. I really love this song especially with its smooth flow from start to end plus the energy of the music, even though the music is quite simple straight forward pop rock music. I love the chorus part. The other interesting track is of course 'Radar Love' which is performed longer than the original version.

If you love Golden Earrings, I think you will enjoy this live set. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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