Wednesday, July 25, 2007
World According To (3 albums, Plurex/Prime, 1983-1985)
Quite an extensive posting, all three albums by The Netherlands' World According To (W.A.T.), a group around Ad Van Meurs, on guitar. Before he was in Bleistift and today plays americana as The Watchman. This group was with Ankie Keultjens (his wife and also in The Wtachman) and Frank van den Nieuwenhof. As W.A.T. they played rather uncomplicated synth pop with a drum computer, synths and lovely vocals by Ankie. Van Meurs plays already much slide guitar here, which gives them a rather distinct sound. As far as I know they recorded three albums, of which the first one, 'Defreeze' still stands as a powerful synth pop classic. There might be a fourth one, but perhaps that was never released. There are two uploads here, the first one is 'Defreeze' and a live recording from around the same time as they released this, though not the greatest quality. Their second and third release are in the second folder. 'Defreeze' and 'Thin Blue Notes' were both mini LPs with six tracks, and 'We' is a full length LP.
Defreeze was released by Plurex (3302) in 1983
We was released by Prime (3) in 1985
Thin Blue Notes was released by Prime (MD 7978) in 1985