Sunday, October 7, 2007

De Div - Open Zee (12", Plexus, 1983)



De Div came from Delft, The Netherlands and had quite a solid live reputation, although I never saw them play live. In the early days, they sang in dutch. De Div consisted of Art Zaaijer (sax, vocals) Marc de Reus (bass), Michel Schoots (drums), Niek van Slobbe http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif(guitar, synth). Started in 1979, released 'Stap Voor Stap' in 1981. Their sound is funky, not unlike Gang Of Four. They then released 'Europa Is Hier' (LP), 'Pasodoble' (cassette, will follow soon). This 'Open Zee' was produced by Jean Marie Aerts of TC Matic. The band will later on sing in english and stop in 1990.

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20 comments:

Fred said...

Thanks for this post. Unfortunately two times "Splits het atoom" and no "Als lemmingen".

433 RPM said...

i see, well, sorry. i ripped this from a CDR that someone gave me years ago. i don't have the original record, so i am afraid it's not something i can correct. i think the second one is the real 'splits het atoom'. if somebody has the original 'als lemmingen' please let me know (433rpm@gmail.com)

MIKKseria said...

hi.. great post! (great blog)
have themall on lps eps,
nice reminder:)

MIKKseria said...

o.. and they also have the great
"in front" from 85

433 RPM said...

hi mikkseria
want to share the others?
433rpm

Mekong River Swim said...

I love this one! Great lyrics: "De kleine sloep was een gewillige prooi voor de kolkend zilte massaaaa"!

Can't wait for the other Div stuff, so far this is all I know.

Thanks, Frank

Radboud said...

I have "Europa Is Hier" and always loved the way the singing/lyrics were not so mixed on top of the music like all other dutch music was done. It'd great to hear their other records now aswell!!

Gerco said...

Any chance for more posts on de Div? Open Zee deserves a better rip and what about the other albums? I could share some...

bev said...

If someone still needs 'als lemmingen', I've uploaded it to http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V09PPQ8R
Would you like 'Europa is Hier' and 'Sex Sex Sex' too?

433 RPM said...

gerco, what's wrong with the rip? all my files are in the size, and you'r ethe first one to complain.

and bev: als lemmingen is part of the new zip pasodoble zip. yes, i'd love any others you can share. 433rpm@gmail.com

bev said...

De Div, Sex Sex Sex (only 160 kpbs)
is at
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=C4WVCTP2

433 RPM said...

thanks, bev.

433rpm

Gerco said...

sorry, no complains, i like to play it loud and then some songs don't reach the end. they have been cut in the fade out. but the sound quality is very good!!
i have got twist and turn and in front. can't make any rips tough..

Gerco said...

delft's best recordshop and former label plexus has both "open zee" and "stap voor stap" still available. new in stock!!
www.plexus.gemm.com

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Anonymous said...

Ik heb de parkeerplaatsen van De Div - Stirred Not Shaken en In Front verplaatst:

Stirred Not Shaken (Als Lemmingen & Insekticide)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7QP31BF4

In Front:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZZONAVDE

geniet er van

graag andere comment verwijderen.

Dank

P@ndora said...

@ Anonymous: many, many thanks for giving us "In Front"! Any chance of getting the rest of "Shaken Not Stirred" up as well? According to Discogs.com, some of the tracks are exclusive versions...

Thanks, P@ndora

Anonymous said...

Hartelijk dank!!! Hier zoek ik al naar zolang ik internet heb. Open Zee is voor mij nog steeds de beste plaat van vaderlandse bodem. En DE DIV nog steeds de meest boeiende nederlandse band die ik ken (samen met de Claw Boys misschien...)
SUPER, THANX!!!
Marc Brauers

Anonymous said...

Hartelijk dank! En ook nog van zeer goede kwaliteit, te gek! Ik zoek al een tijdje naar dit album (op CD nog niet verschenen geloof ik), maar met deze MP3-s ben ik helemaal gelukkig...

Walter

TON S said...

Dank je hartelijk! Was al jaren op zoek en nu kan ik weer los gaan![als mijn lijf dat nog wil]Echt de beste nederlandse band ooit!