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    Posted: May 20 2005 at 20:29

Are they prog or what.?

They are in my top 5 alltime favorites.They have a consistancy like noone else.They have the same line-up since 1970.They write their own stuff,they are still touring,and still writing and releasing.Any fans out there.

Moontan is ofcourse their most famous lp,but there is sooooo much more.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 20:50
How's that group like? I'm really intrested!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 23:15
All I've heard so far is Moontan, and other than the first two tracks (Radar Love and Candy's Going Bad), I'd say it's prog. Vanilla Queen is probably the best song on the album. A record store near my house has a live album of theirs on vinyl, I plan to get it soon.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 23:21

I don't think so. I think thier just Classic Rock.

Still good tho

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 23:26

Golden Earring top 10 songs

1. She Flies On Strange Wings
2. Candy's Going Bad
3. Vanilla Queen
4. Kill Me ( Ce Soir)
5. Radar Love
6. Queit Eyes
7. Another 45 Miles To Go
8. Instant Poetry
9. When The Lady Smiles
10. Twilight Zone

and many more very good songs

Best Albums

Moontan
Switch
Cut
Eight Miles High
The Naked Thruth

 

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Earring#Rockband_van_int ernationale_allure_.281974-1977.29

 

dutch text, but includes complete discography



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2005 at 23:58

Golden Earring certainly have some prog elements and may be on par with Alquin, another Dutch group.

Are You Receiving Me is certainly prog material.

My favourite Golden Earring track (nice acoustic into turning into a good little rocker): Jangelene

I've been listening to the The Complete Naked Truth album of late. The unplugged version of Radar Love is superb.  

"Without prog, life would be a mistake."

...with apologies to Friedrich Nietzsche
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2005 at 00:02
I think Golden Earring are kinda prog, just maybe not in a Yes-sense. They're more prog than some of the other stuff on this site.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2005 at 08:41
pop prog
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2005 at 08:47

Originally posted by DallasBryan

pop prog

Ok, thanks

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2005 at 08:56
Originally posted by DallasBryan

pop prog


No, classic rock I think.

They did had some progressive periods, psychedilcs in the late  60's, with songs like I've Just Lost Somebody, and the Byrds cover Eight Miles High, 19 minutes of sheer brilliance.

And of course the brilliant Moontan, Seven Tears and Switch, which all leant on progressive rock on occassion.

But overall it's very good classic rock, with more resemblens to Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, and the Who, than with progressive rock acts.

Instrumentalists are all good, Fabulous guitar play from George Kooymans, one of the best rock-bassist IMO, Rinus Gerritsen, and a great drummer, who'm I consider to be in the same league as Bill Bruford, Neil Peart and more of that type.

I love the Golden Earring, but I will never refer to them as progressive rock.
 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2005 at 10:43

Originally posted by tuxon

Originally posted by DallasBryan

pop prog


No, classic rock I think.

They did had some progressive periods, psychedilcs in the late  60's, with songs like I've Just Lost Somebody, and the Byrds cover Eight Miles High, 19 minutes of sheer brilliance.

And of course the brilliant Moontan, Seven Tears and Switch, which all leant on progressive rock on occassion.

But overall it's very good classic rock, with more resemblens to Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, and the Who, than with progressive rock acts.

Instrumentalists are all good, Fabulous guitar play from George Kooymans, one of the best rock-bassist IMO, Rinus Gerritsen, and a great drummer, who'm I consider to be in the same league as Bill Bruford, Neil Peart and more of that type.

I love the Golden Earring, but I will never refer to them as progressive rock.
 

Well said.

'To the hilt'  lp is great too.It is probably their hardest album to get in to.But it is worth the effort.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2005 at 18:02
Ce Soir has alot of information on the recording
industry in the mid 70's and it aint nice! Great song
but you could be murdered for pushing the envelope,
government control was rearing its ugly(satanic)
head!

if you are enlightened!
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Remember that song called Kill me
From Vick Timm's last LP
Too much of a risk for a golden disc
The price he paid for money

Ce soir, Ce soir assassination d'un rock 'n roll star
Ce soir, Ce soir assassination d'un rock 'n roll star

you can't go wrong
tempted his business advisor
No need for alarm you'll come to no harm
He didn't mention the sniper

Ce soir, ce soir assassination d'un Rock Roll star
Ce soir, ce soir assassination d'un Rock Roll star

The news is read, the need is fed
One yawn ah, two yawn ah and back to bed
Turn off the light, and hold me tight
C'mon, maman, bend down your head
And just sing on, immortal song
Fini, belle vie., bonne nuit

Remember that song called kill me
A lecture on political chicanary
Of peoples' rape, recorded on tape
Brought shame to the presidency

Tonight, tonight one more point for human rights
Tonight, tonight one more point for human rights

Remember that song kill me
Once used by a man from Gallilea
He had nothing to lose, he was King of the Jews
Secured his place in history

Ce soir, ce soir assassination d'un provocateur

The news is read, the poison's spread
One yawn ah two yawn ah and back to bed
Turn off the light, and hold me tight
C'mon, maman, bend down your head
And just sing on, immortal song
Fini, belle vie

Vick played his part, with all his heart
He wasn't prepared for the shock
When howling lead bit into his head
A new martyr for the book of rock
A new martyr for the book of rock
The book of rock
A new martyr for the book of rock

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2005 at 05:39
almost lets the cat out of the bag like Pink Floyds
Sheep or Rolling Stones Fingerprint Files or the
whole Lamb Lies Down on Broadway album.

Its only knock and knowall!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2005 at 19:36

Originally posted by tuxon

Originally posted by DallasBryan

pop prog


No, classic rock I think.

They did had some progressive periods, psychedilcs in the late  60's, with songs like I've Just Lost Somebody, and the Byrds cover Eight Miles High, 19 minutes of sheer brilliance.

And of course the brilliant Moontan, Seven Tears and Switch, which all leant on progressive rock on occassion.

But overall it's very good classic rock, with more resemblens to Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, and the Who, than with progressive rock acts.

Instrumentalists are all good, Fabulous guitar play from George Kooymans, one of the best rock-bassist IMO, Rinus Gerritsen, and a great drummer, who'm I consider to be in the same league as Bill Bruford, Neil Peart and more of that type.

I love the Golden Earring, but I will never refer to them as progressive rock.
 

Absolutely correct.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2005 at 19:41
   I only know Radar Love.  What's their other stuff like??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2005 at 00:20

Originally posted by laztraz

   I only know Radar Love.  What's their other stuff like??

I would recommend finding copies of Together, Seven Tears and Moontan to have a listen to, as well as the recently released Naked Truth set.

"Without prog, life would be a mistake."

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2005 at 03:34

Eight Miles High (69) is definitely proggish especially the four tracks on the first side. The Byrds title track on side 2 is OK but not superb (3.5/5)

Golden Earring (also called Walls Of Dolls )(70) is many times prog and sounds a bit like Jethro Tull.(4/5)

Together (72) is a bit weaker but has two or three good/excellent tracks(3/5)

Seven Tears (72) is another fave of mine(4/5)

Moontan (73) is mostly known for Radar Love but the rest of the album is also fine (4/5)

Switch (74) , they added a KBdist but I find that they were going downhill by that time , some progheads thinking otherwise.(3/5)

To The Hilt and Contraband (75 &76) have not much I like (2/5) but the live album that comes in 77 is excellent - a suitable intro for newbies

From 79 on , albums are really very common RNR but with some neat tunes here and there (Twilight Zone , Devil Made Me Do It etc....

Lead singer Barry Hayhas a flawless english accent and made an excellent solo album called Parrots and Seers (I think)

Before Eight Miles High , they were called The Golden Earrings and were very poppish/psychish



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great history Sean Trane on a under appreciated
band. Up there with the best of American bands and
a shade below the top few english bands. They are
the gem of holland, with Focus in the rearview mirror.

http://home.wanadoo.nl/casper.roos/story00.html

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2005 at 16:25

One of my favourite bands from the non prog category. Elements of prog at times but just good honest top quality rock with a jazzy, bluesy feel at times. (Amazing live and Cesar Zuiderwijk is the only drummer who can jump out of his seat clean over his kit and land at the front of the stage - I saw him do it live and still wonder how he did it!)

Hearing Earring - 4.5/5

Moontan - 5/5 (Vanilla Queen is particularly amazing although everything is top notch)

Live - 4/5

Swithch is the best of the rest

 

 

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