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The Day After The Sabbath Vol 63: Roadburn Special Part 1 – No Sleep Til’Burg

Posted on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

We’re huge supporters of Rich’s The Day After The Sabbath blog. It’s the main source in our quest for obscure heavy 60s and 70s rock. It’s Rich’s aim to reveal the secret world of bands that were inspired by the early psychedelic, doom and hard rock greats but were too short-lived, un-commercial or just plain unlucky to gain the recognition that they probably deserved at the time.

Now, Rich has dedicated some of his compilations to Roadburn, including the classic 70s bands that have played the festival so far, along with a host of Dutch rock obscurities too, which we wholeheartly endorse!  Download Vol. 63 Roadburn special Part 1: No Sleep Til’Burg HERE.

“Delft’s After Tea was founded in 1967 by Hans van Eyck and Polle Eduard, both ex-members of the Tee Set. Before taking a decidedly heavier approach on their third album (originally s/t but named ‘Joint House Blues’ on a later German print) which I used here, the group produced a few Dutch hits like “Not Just A Flower In Your Hair”. They split in 1971, Polle Eduard and (later member) Uli Grün were joined by guitarist Frank van der Kloot and drummer Shel Schellekens, calling themselves Drama.

“The Hague’s Q65 were a rough and ready garage rock band, notorious for their drug and alcohol intake. They had a brief dalliance with success on the back of some early singles, one of which was promoted by the band’s voyage to England in a rubber boat. This proved to be a  successful stunt, even though half of them got sea-sick and spent more time on the support craft which was later revealed to have been towing them. They too became heavier in later incarnations and ‘Injection’ / ‘Love Is Such a Good Thing’ are from their third album, in 1970.

 “Track 3 is our first from a band that has played at Roadburn (2009). They should be reasonably well-known to you as one of the original and influential ‘krautrock’ bands. Amon Düül II emerged from the radical West German commune scene of the late sixties and feature heavily in this great BBC Krautrock documentary.

“There is not much info on Cinderella, except for what I have translated from the cover scans of a 1970s Dutch LP called “Fantasio Daze (Dutch Psychedelic Singles 1968-1971)”. There were three girls and a guy; Betty Raatgever (guitar, vox) Renee Sampignon (bass) Bernardine de Jong (keys) and Nico van Es (drums). The track here is a dreamy piece of psychedelic folk, maybe influenced by Fairport Convention, and reportedly they were backed for this single by members of a favourite obscure Dutch band of mine, Blue Planet, who will be appearing on the next comp…

“All my previous compilations from can be found at my BLOG and I’m sure any of you who are intrigued by the more obscure history of heavy rock will find a lot of great surprises” –Rich / The Day After The Sabbath.

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