Theme Switcher
Switch to:

Notes about GDM Themes
Click to learn more about GDM themes
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Site Stats
Album Reviews: 6825
Comments: 16465
Ratings: 4520
Forum Posts: 21582
Latest Comments
This debut is chocked ful...
The band really broadens ...
I've seen this many times...
A classic indeed and thei...
I hoped more from this al...
It was Heather Thomas in ...
Actually, 'Find The Lady'...
Cheers Dave, looking to g...
Great, Malcolm! I can hel...
Dave, it's already set up...
Great list, Jeffrey. The ...
Maybe an interview with G...
Finally got a copy of thi...
Thanks for the download y...
Yes Dave, I agree New Yor...
Very cool. I've always ha...
As a musician and avid li...
The problem with AOR as a...
Thanks Jose. However, man...
I would have voted "no" a...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

Explorer
21-01-2018 21:04
Lucky and now skint, judging by the winning bid!!

jefflynnefan
21-01-2018 20:47
Some lucky Jeff Lynne fan got a real rarity! https://www.ebay....fr
esh=true

englandashes
21-01-2018 09:43
Yep in Argent, especially as Rod Argent and Jim we’re cousins.

gdazegod
21-01-2018 07:43
Didn't Rodford also play in Argent and Charlie too?

englandashes
20-01-2018 22:04
Jim Rodford, bass player, The Kinks, Phoenix (I think?), but I remember him with The Zombies, saw live a while back. RIP

englandashes
17-01-2018 21:50
In response to Cyrille Regis, BBC 2 repeat the Adrian Chiles documentary, Whites v Blacks, How Football Changed A Nation, unbelievable true story, worth watching

Explorer
17-01-2018 18:44
Review of the rather splendid `Hornal` album is in the works too.

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:57
Dave and Jeff's best of 2017 wrap-up's just around the corner too.. computer work

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:56
There is a three-part article coming up for E.L.O (Eldorado, A New World Record and Out Of The Blue). Look out for it soon.

Explorer
16-01-2018 08:52
Stoke fans have my commiserations.Und
er Lambert the Villa played some of the most boring, unimaginative football I`ve ever had the misfortune to witness.Relegation
?,yes I`d say so.

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1975 Articles » Slumberlandband - 1975 Slumberlandband
 
Slumberlandband - 1975 Slumberlandband



ARTIST: Slumberlandband
ALBUM: Slumberlandband
LABEL: Negram
SERIAL: NK 202
YEAR: 1975

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Friedrich Hlawatsch - lead vocals, violin * Ernst Janz - keyboards, steel drums, vocals * Joost Belinfante - guitars, violin, vocals * Piet Dekker - bass * John Lodewijks - drums, latin drums, percussion

TRACK LISTING: 01 House Hold Queen * 02 In The Park * 03 Zoo * 04 Marie * 05 Knekeldans Mean Green Dragon * 06 Complicated Life * 07 Sidewalk * 08 The Sweetest Serenade * 09 The Beatles * 10 Life Goes On And On


Background
One of the more unusual Dutch progressive records I've come across and I still don't know what to make of it! Like so many obscure one-off's information is limited on Slumberlandband other than a few photos of the group in pre-Jellyfish gear (floppy hats etc..) and two members went on to Doe Maar, a popular 'Nederpop' group which I am ashamed to say I have never heard. Slumberlandband's live shows appear to have been an off-the-wall musical circus with all sorts of carnival-like strangeness going on. The group appeared at a few festivals in the land of windmills and cheese, but a second album never materialized. Perhaps the record buying public thought their sound was just a little too 'out there'?


The Songs
With its Dr. Seuss meets 'Scooby Doo' inspired cover art, Slumberlandband band were a creative bunch I'll give 'em that. Obviously inspired by The Beatles and going so far as to name one of the songs on the album after the Fab Four as a tribute, the music picks up on the 'Magical Mystery Tour' era with psychedelic, music hall, brass band and classical motifs weaving in and out through each track. Other influences show an obvious admiration for the The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band whose history is tied to The Beatles as well as The Fool, the Dutch art collective who were responsible for the colourful graphics used by The Beatles in the late 60's and recorded a psych folk album of their own produced by Graham Nash. Having said this, Slumberlandband is such a mish mash of styles it tends to lose its way. Fredrich Hlawatsch's (say that three times!) vocals sound like a weaker version George Harrison and the material while unusual, fails to deliver anything memorable.


In Summary
As many times as I have listened to this record I have not been able to figure out what Slumberlandband were trying to achieve musically? Too creative for their own good possibly, a second album might have worked out the kinks but who knows. Very odd, never on CD and getting expensive on LP, 'Slumberlandband' is an album for Beatles fans and those in the mood for something off the beaten path. The rest of you I advise to steer clear.


All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
Comments
No Comments have been Posted.
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
 
Articles Cloud
Journey - 1980 Dream After Dream, Twisters, The - 1982 All Night, Autograph - 1997 Missing Pieces, Insight - 1989 Reaching Out, Rapid Tears - 1984 Cry For Mercy [EP], Yogi - 20/20 2000 Hindsight, La Fase - 1995 La Fase, Great White - 2012 Elation, Fate - 1990 Scratch And Sniff, Valet Parking - 1988 Valet Parking, Legacy - 2003 Stand And Conquer, Demon - 1982 The Unexpected Guest, Beagle Hat - 2006 Magical Hat, Ines - 1999 The Flow, Philip, John - 1987 Wait For The Night
Tags©
Greg Guidry Crane Phil Vincent Oscar Ironhorse (Canada) Praying Mantis REO Speedwagon Rock Candy Records Frank Marino Mahogany Rush Quebec Alexis Deep Purple Everest Laban (Denmark) Loggins and Messina Kenny Loggins Jim Messina Mark Spiro Richard Grieco Actors And Actresses EP Snow Blue Major Akiko Tom Caufield Matthew Fisher Christian Scarborough Hittman Accept Richard Marx Head East Nazareth Pat Travers Band GNP (Gilmour Negus Project) Negus Lazy Racer Aerosmith Arthur Offen Flag
All Tags
Search DDG