Sunday, February 08, 2009

Robert Jan Stips
©1981 CBS 85424 Vinyl
Rip at 320Kbps
Robert Jan Stips (Supersister, Nits) solo album. Recorded at the Arnold Muhren (the Cats) Studio in Volendam. With his brandnew Oberheim Synthesiser (one of the first in the Netherlands) RJ spent his days and nights designing sounds, playing with them, writing and recording on his Teac 4 track machine together with one of the first drum machines ever, the ‘Dr Rhythm‘. U.P. (Joepie een synthesizer) was written and recorded during these sessions.
Tracks: 1. Money makers 3:12 / 2. Wake up 4:34 / 3. Tomorrow (is another day) 3:30 / 4. Shivers 4:10 / 5. Nuts in a shell 3:18 / 6. Camera 3:12 / 7. No more Mondays 3:54 / 8. Much better 2:57 / 9. Welcome tourists 3:14 / 10. Fortune & fame 7:22
Including LP Coverart and Lyrics

In 1982 a single came out.
As the album was already printed and in the stores you'd get the single for free if you desided to buy the album. It came in a plain white sleeve, the White Single :-)

A side: How The West Got Lost. This could be a little bit plagiarism.
B side: Fortune & Fame. A shorter and instrumental version as appeared on the album.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Beatles Revival Band
Taking My Time

©1980 Shark Records INT 148.504
320 Kbps Vinyl rip.

The Beatles Revival Band is a german cover band, founded 1976 in Frankfurt, Germany. The Beatles Revival Band has been called “the most successful cover band ever” but before they started recording only covers they made an album with self written tunes in the style of the Beatles. Listen to it five times and you start to wonder why they ever continued as a coverband and not as a rockband with their own songs. If you like Beatles, Klaatu, Oasis, The Smithereens and/or Crowded House (just to name a few) this is for you.
The Beatles Revival Band is Bobby Matthes, Klaus Larish and Christian Engel. Jim (James) Hopkins-Harrison (of the band Lake) is gueststarring on leadvocals (tracks 2, 3 and 8).
Tracks: 01 Cucumber / 02 Taking My Time0 / 03 Done My Time0 / 04 Shalala / 05 Without You / 06 Not Only Love / 07 This Girl / 08 Stick To You / 09 Keep On Smiling / 10 Rosa / 11 Bringing Me Down / 12 Not What I Thought / 13 Old Brown Guitar / 14 Come On, Jenny
Including coverart