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Radio Days ( Those Were The )
Acoustic folk and acoustic rock from the 80s, sketches of songs from around 84 - and the first experiments blending acoustic and electronica from the very early 90s.
Release date: October 2019
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River Of Sorrow
I was young and wild. Drank a lot and managed to ruin my first two cars. Then I met my first Big Love. Thought I had it all. It didn't work out. I remember cruisin' the Frisian lands like a wild one. Headphones recommended. (Original songfile - 1990)
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4:40
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Train Of Hearts
Back in the nineties I met the Love of My Life - and I let her slip away. I failed as no man can fail, but it happened. Yet I live - as a shadow of the man who I once was. Don't let it happen to you. (Original songfile - the 90's, headphones please)
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4:46
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Lands Of No Existence
So I live in a dreamworld where reality says : BANG!! Who cares. Slowly evolving piece reaching its peak in me and my friends Erik and Will's frontchoir. Headphones recommended ( can you hear the sea? ). Original songfile - 1991.
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5:15
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From The Left Bank Of The Bay ( Heroes )
Once I longed for a quiet life. Those days have long gone. Nowadays often I only long for the longing. So... Piece raw down to the bone, slight distortion on both vocals and guitars. Headphones recommended. Original songfile - 1988.
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4:55
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A Wound Of A Depth Yet Unknown
( 1989! ) Taken together ( actually a few is enough ) nuclear weapons are willing and able to destroy our planet several times. They will indeed "create" A Wound Of A Depth Yet Unknown. ( Highly psychedelic and 60s alike - headphones recommended! )
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5:30
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Greetings From Amsterdam
You want facts : the total amount of used heroin needles in Amsterdam has gone down from 1,000,000 ( yes, one million ) in 1991 to 184,000 in 2008. This is because new users mostly inhale the heroin. ( Headphones recommended ! Good song ! )
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3:55
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Cyanide Ocean
Slowly evolving piece. Me acting like Dylan, Young, Seeger, Guthrie and a zillion others. Specific theme ( for what it's worth ; as if you should care ) : stop polluting our oceans. Headphones recommended. Original songfile - 1990.
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3:57
8
Revolution River
It is estimated that by the turn of the century in Africa there were some 120,000 childsoldiers. Currently there are some 10 - 15 wars/armed conflicts goin' on you really don't wanna be part of. Original songfile - the 90s. Headphones recommended.
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4:43
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December
The older I get the less I know. The more I study the less I understand. The more I dream the more I drink. The more I drink the more I dream. !! Dangerous Life !! Not really. Original songfile 1989 - headphones recommended.
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5:17
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Sodom Waters ( Gomorrah Seas )
In all my Amsterdam Years I've seen many a man ( and woman ) go down ( including almost myself ). The neonlights and behind it anything God forbade us to do simply remain irresistible. Simple song - headphones recommended. Original songfile - 1990.
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3:53
11
She's A Rainbow
In the 60's The Stones shortly went psychedelic : She's A Rainbow was one of the "songs" on THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST. Here it is totally acoustic with a Chuck Berry twist - HEADPHONES recommended! ( Original file : 80's ! )
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3:27
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Solo Wedding
( 80's! ) Anecdote : Song ends in a huge BANG seconds after finishing - I stood in front of a bookcase which came tumbling down when accidentally I touched it after doing the lead vocals. SUPER headphones recommended!
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3:42
13
Shadowfriends
All Things Must Pass, Nothing Lasts Forever, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Beware Of Darkness, Love Hurts, When I'm Old And Wise : these could all be subtitles. Headphones recommended. Original songfile - 1988.
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2:45
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Sketches Of Songs 01 ( The Boulevard Of Dreams )
( 1983 ! ) Me and my third Big Love had just parted - I was devastated and... cool... My oh my, what a beautiful song(idea!)... A tape deck, a kitchen table, a somewhere I found microphone - that was all. HEADPHONES recommended!
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4:46
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Sketches Of Songs 02 ( Changes )
( 1984 ! ) At the kitchen table, a two track tape deck, and nothing else really. A period of experimenting, experimenting, and experimenting. Trying out vocal range, delay ( how I love delay ), etc. Nothing more than a sketch of course!
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6:46
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Sketches Of Songs 03 ( Is It Time? )
( 1986 ! ) Pretty good example of how I recorded song ideas. At the kitchen table, the smallest of all keyboards ( still got it - it is antique by now ) - nothing else really. Headphones recommended!
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6:06
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Untitled 01( April 1984 ) 'Experimenting'
(1984!) My first winter in Amsterdam was one filled with sex and rock 'n roll ( no drugs ). I was about to loose someone precious - and ready to go all the way. Springtime 1984 I was back on my feet, and started experimenting. Headphones recommended!
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8:20
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Untitled 02 ( October 1991 ) 'Transition Piece'
( 1991 ) The missing link between my folk years and my current artistry. Experimenting, experimenting and experimenting : waves of choirs, waves of tape noise, waves of voices, waves of anything... SUPER headphones recommended!
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7:00
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Adios Myn Fryslan, Adios Myn Jeugd ( 1978 )
( 1978! ) Dit is echt alleen voor familie en vrienden - daarom alleen in het Nederlands. Historische allereerste keukentafelopname - 1978. Samen met Jakob Brouwer en Wim Punter. Origineel: Adios Amigo - Jim Reeves. Volume is zacht dus koptelefoon!
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2:54
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