Thursday, September 27, 2007
The Tapes - Party (LP, WEA/Passport Records, 1980)
A long long time ago I bought a great 7", 'Blue Thighs/Call Me' by Amsterdam new wave group The Tapes. It was a cut-out and played it to death. The Tapes were called The Netherland's answer to Talking Heads. The band was Dennis Duchhart (Keyboards), Igor Roovers (bass), Michiel Brandes (guitar), Peter Meuris (drums), Rolf Hermsen (guitar, vocals). They started in 1977 and a year later Plurex releases their first LP, 'You Just Can't Sleep', which is well-received (and which can be found on some blog, but I forgot which one). Originally 'Party' was to be released by Plurex, but ultimately it is released by Wea/Passport. The story will continue as soon as we get to their final record. That one, and this one, plus the posts of tomorrow and saturday were donated by a fan of this blog, who wishes to remain anynomous.