Thursday, July 20, 2006

While we're at it...

Here's a happy-snap of my favourite Dutch modern adult rock combo,
named... wait for it...
Their myspace site describes them as "Pearl Jam meets Coldplay" (hopefully in some kind of no-holds-barred death match). Look carefully and you'll note (re. previous thread on mottos) these dudes have A LOGO
Seems we have a lot to learn.
If only we knew an artist type, who wasn't busy ripping up floorboards and sourcing exciting new varieties of tiles...


Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

It was not until this moment that I realised what amatuers we are. We don't even have press shots. I have been hassling Crafty for a logo for ages and Paddy has been lending his support through acting coldly distant towards Dave except when in his company....we shall wear him down eventually. Trust the Dutch to go one better than us. Is there anything they can't do!
In any event I am pleased to have a second band to add to my list of dutch bands along with the mighty Golden Earing.

20/7/06 21:26  
Blogger silky-D said...

Bettie Serveert were Dutch I think...
or is that are Dutch?
they may be still in existence for all I know.
I have their mid nineties album 'Lamprey' and (on tape) the one that came later that was all Velvets covers.
not sure about Golden Earring (are they the dudes responsible for Radar Love?)
If so, no criticism from me.
It must be noted that the Silkstone logo's pretty poor. I reckon we could do better. Failing that, hey it's just a big 'S' maybe we just steal it for ourselves and add a little 'i'
And, just so as I make sure I have this down right, when not in the drummer's company paddy acts coldly distant and when he is in his company he massages him?
that'll teach him.

20/7/06 21:43  
Blogger Paddy said...

In fact I had a beer with the lad only a few hours ago. His punishment for not knowing enough Dutch bands was to have me buy all of the rounds. Logos did not enter the conversation.

You want band photos? I took one with my phone at our last rehearsal. Excuse me but I have not the smallest desire to see it published on a blog. Trust me, you don't either.

20/7/06 22:05  
Blogger Paddy said...

I just had another look at this photo of Silkstone. What is going on there? The guy with the orange coat seems to be surrounded by dwarves. Are the Netherlands well known for their dwarvish rock? Is there a larger than normal (so to speak) little person community in Holland? I'm perplexed.

20/7/06 22:17  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

I am pleased to see that the plan of extreme rendition towards the Craftsman has entered its final stage. He can only stand you buying him drinks, showing him a good time and liberally massaging him so long. Your seething rage is barely controlled. Keep it up and a logo will shortly be ours.

21/7/06 15:13  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

As for dutch rock a little research has uncovered Shocking Blue, famous for the international pop smash Venus, and more recently Urban Dance Squad who had early 90s success with Deeper Shade of Soul and subsequently released the, in my opinion, hugely under-rated Persona Non Grata album years before Rage Against the Machine came out with something similar only with post-butch vig production values and a half-baked-cheap-sloganeering kind of poilitical stance.

21/7/06 15:23  
Blogger silky-D said...

I have a shocking blue song on my ipod... it's called
"send me a postcard"
I never knew they were Dutch...
well there you go.
are we gunna play on Sunday before I jet off?

21/7/06 16:23  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

Sunday is a good idea. In Dutch news it seems that Candy Dulfer, of Lily Was Here and Prince's Partyman (where he introduces her sax solo with a rap about how if he wants saxophone he calls Candy...which would be pretty cool if it happened to you) fame, is also from the low countries.
Also the Dutch contributed much to early polyphony, including one of the daddies of the 15th Century, Josquin des Prez (Guillame Dufay also gets a mention but I suspect he was from the northern France bit of the low countries). But after that it seems to have been a pretty quiet run until Venus and Radar Love...and they are two pretty big punches to come back with.

21/7/06 20:53  

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