Friday, January 4, 2008

Het (1966-67)

This band was the creation of Bob Bouber, ex-vocalist of ZZ & De Maskers. Formerly known as The Mads this Amstedam band released four singles as Het and a final 45 as Het Poco Mania. To promote their first release they went one day to Amsterdam's centre square, placed a bed in the middle of the street and go jump on it. No need to say that the complete band members were arrested by the police. But they caught the attention of the public and "Ik Heb Geen Zin Om Op Te Staan/Alleen Op Het Kerkhof" made the top ten in Netherlands. Three more singles followed, all in a cool garage/mod/r&b style, but success eluded them. The Op Art label released all their output on one 10 inch (Op Art OA-MLP 001 / 2001). Oh yes, and... could anybody tells me what "Heikrekel" means?

- Ik Heb Geen Zin Om Op Te Staan
- Alleen Op Het Kerkhof
- Spat Niet Met Pap
- Kejje Nagaan
- She'll Stay
- I Got You (I Feel Good)
- S.O.S.
- I Call You Bluff
- Heikrekel • as Het Poco Mania
- Peterselie • as Het Poco Mania

Jacques Zwart (lead vcls)
Adri de Hont (gtr)
Pim van der Linden (bs)
Dennis Witbraad (drms)

Band origin:
Amsterdam (Noord Holland/Netherlands)

1. Ik Heb Geen Zin Om Op Te Staan/Alleen Op Het Kerkhof
   (Fontana 278115 YF) 1965
2. Spat Niet Met Pap/Kejje Nagaan (Fontana 278123 YF) 1966
3. She'll Stay/I Got You (I Feel Good)
   (Fontana 278133 YF) 1966
4. S.O.S/I Call You Bluff (Fontana 278146 YF) 1967
5. Heikrekel/Peterselie (Fontana YF 278161) 1968

[5. as Het Poco Mania]

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to She'll Stay


Anonymous said...

Superb!!! Fantastic "nederbiet" band. Op Art is a great label. Thankx.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I like this sounds.

Anonymous said...

Great surprise!!! Fantástica recopilación de singles de este raro grupo. Many thanks.

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Anonymous said...

Hi, never heard this. Thanks for the music.


Anonymous said...

Heikrekel is a cricket (insect).

Buffalo Billycan said...

Thanks sf sorrow, finally this mystery is solved :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks from the Neherlands


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