Friday, March 6, 2009

A Dutch Legend: Q65

Q65 from The Hague, Holland was one of the first Nederbeat bands. They got famous with the single The Life I Live.
The Singer Wim Bieler sung in English with a very heavy The Hague accent, he died in the year 2000.

The Den Haag (The Hague) group Q '65 played raw garage-style music and was often compared for that with their English counterparts, Pretty Things. Remarkable, however, was the singer's voice, who never learned to pronounce English words properly, which resulted in some really amusing-sounding output on their records. Other notable affairs of the group were, amongst others, their stunt of sailing to England by a rubber boat, and also how they often managed to hang halfway over the loudspeaker boxes, in order to keep themselves from falling over. Sometimes, in concert, Peter Vink sat down on the stage, playing as if he was stoned! Apart from that, it must be noted that their first record was the very first production of Peter Koelewijn.

Afghanistan (1971)


Revival (1969)


Revolution (1966)

Information about Q65 at NME

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