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    Posted: October 16 2005 at 00:41
Originally posted by T.Rox T.Rox wrote:

Originally posted by Tony Fisher Tony Fisher wrote:

Hearing Earring - 4.5/5

Unfortunately you cannot get the Hearing Earring compliation in the CD age  Together and Seven Tears give all the tracks (I think) from Hearing Earring, plus others!

 

Hearing Earring had the 4 best trax each from those two albums,Together and 7 Tears.It's super solid.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2005 at 21:20
I grew up with The Golden Earring because I was so proud that they came from my hometown The Hague. Rinus Gerritsen and Georg Kooymans had a music-store, Barry Hay is said to have conquered more chics than Gene Simmons and Cecar Zuiderwijk still gives drum lessons in The Hague. I'm really delighted about the warm and enthousiastic attention for The Golden Earring in this topic from so many collaborators. I consider them as prog-related but they also released a lot of popprog and poprock. A song like Back Home (great fllute) could have been from Jehtro Tull but many other songs contain progressive elements and lots of good musical ideas, they were excellent songwriters and Barry Hay (born in India and speaking fluently English) is a very good singer. Check out their first live album!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2005 at 17:11
I consider Moontan to be my introduction to Prog.  It was at that point in time that I began looking into the more obscure, non-pop/mainstream music genres. 
Switch, To the Hilt, and Mad Love were more pop leaning even though I enjoy them.  Switch is the best of the three. 
I consider Twilight Zone a sell-out.  Can't stand it! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2005 at 22:03

Originally posted by tuxon tuxon wrote:

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

Barry does write some great lyrics.

Switch cd is shorter tracks in the rock vein.Still very good.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2005 at 03:57
Originally posted by Tony Fisher Tony Fisher wrote:

Hearing Earring - 4.5/5

Unfortunately you cannot get the Hearing Earring compliation in the CD age  Together and Seven Tears give all the tracks (I think) from Hearing Earring, plus others!

"Without prog, life would be a mistake."



...with apologies to Friedrich Nietzsche
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2005 at 00:49
While walking near the downtown district in Amsterdam one night a few years back, a crowd of people were coming out of a small theater.  I thought a movie was letting out, but then I saw the posters and flyers strewn everywhere.....it was a Golden Earring concert!  The band played a week long stint at the theater and I caught two shows.  Great stuff....they're from Holland, I believe, and the crowd absolutely loved it!  Was never a big fan of their LPs, but the live show was really entertaining.  They played "Twilight Zone" twice in a row at one show....the audience DEMANDED it!
I like to feel the suspense when you're certain you know I am there.....
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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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2005 at 10:01
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 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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2005 at 00:20

Originally posted by laztraz laztraz wrote:

   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 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 22 2005 at 19:36

Originally posted by tuxon tuxon wrote:

Originally posted by DallasBryan DallasBryan wrote:

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 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 21 2005 at 23:30
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 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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2005 at 10:43

Originally posted by tuxon tuxon wrote:

Originally posted by DallasBryan DallasBryan wrote:

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 08:56
Originally posted by DallasBryan DallasBryan wrote:

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 08:47

Originally posted by DallasBryan DallasBryan wrote:

pop prog

Ok, thanks

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2005 at 08:41
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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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