C/D: The Shocking Blue

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So many good songs on the greatest hits album that I have. Guitarist and songwriter Robbie van Leeuwen (formerly of Dutch mod band the Motions, who seem to have been pretty great based on the few songs I've heard) was a bit brilliant, no? Anyway, never heard the albums, reprints of which have only been available in the U.S. as expensive imports.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 28 April 2005 17:43 (seventeen years ago) link

(So, yeah, make it a search and destroy, too.)

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 28 April 2005 17:43 (seventeen years ago) link

I was going to start this thread yesterday.

Gear! (can Jung shill it, Mu?) (Gear!), Thursday, 28 April 2005 17:45 (seventeen years ago) link

I have the album Shocking Blue At Home, which is great.

Gear! (can Jung shill it, Mu?) (Gear!), Thursday, 28 April 2005 17:46 (seventeen years ago) link

that "hot sand" track on cherrystones somethin' somethin' was good.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Thursday, 28 April 2005 17:46 (seventeen years ago) link

"Love Buzz" is their best song. I'm glad Nirvana covered it, because Djing this song at a bar still turns everyone's head.

donut debonair (donut), Thursday, 28 April 2005 17:53 (seventeen years ago) link


Loch Thread

sourgrapes, Thursday, 28 April 2005 18:15 (seventeen years ago) link

Songs I know that are all in league with "Venus" (some even better): "Blossom Lady," "Shocking You," "Never Marry a Railroad Man," "Out of Sight, Out of Mind," "Send Me a Postcard," "Inkpot," maybe more. "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" is my favorite of these.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 28 April 2005 18:35 (seventeen years ago) link

the video for "venus" is amazing. the looks on their faces is priceless.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Thursday, 28 April 2005 18:40 (seventeen years ago) link

My girlfriend has "At Home," and it's surprisingly good! Some nice heavy beats, subtle sitar, fuzz guitar - it's all in there.

n/a (Nick A.), Thursday, 28 April 2005 18:42 (seventeen years ago) link

WTF Tim Ellison? Red Rubber Ball? Shocking Blue? Have you been looking at my iTunes recently played tracks or something? Actually I only know "Venus" but I'll have to check those others out if you say they're good.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Thursday, 28 April 2005 18:49 (seventeen years ago) link

"send me a postcard" has one of THEE greatest fuzz breaks of all time.

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Thursday, 28 April 2005 23:26 (seventeen years ago) link

i can't help but feel this band would be held in higher esteem if not for "venus"

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Thursday, 28 April 2005 23:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Send Me A Postcard is one of the best songs EVER, but the rest of Scorpio's Dance is nothing like it, was it on the original or is it just a bonus track? I was quite disappointed when I downloaded the whole album when it got reissued a couple of years ago. I already have the 7" so I don't think I'll bother with the CD.

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Friday, 29 April 2005 08:09 (seventeen years ago) link

five months pass...
my copy of Scorpio's Dance doesn't have "Send Me a Postcard". Would anyone be a complete doll and YSI it?

Mad Senti (jaxon), Thursday, 13 October 2005 01:47 (seventeen years ago) link

classicus!! don't have that mp3, thogh jaxon.

Special Agent Dale Koopa (orion), Thursday, 13 October 2005 01:58 (seventeen years ago) link

send me qa postcard is their peak, yeah. they're kind of like the poppy family + flight of the valkyeries

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Thursday, 13 October 2005 06:19 (seventeen years ago) link

i have the mp3. gimme a minute.

glasgow coma score (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 13 October 2005 06:21 (seventeen years ago) link

thanks again, jody

Mad Senti (jaxon), Thursday, 13 October 2005 06:40 (seventeen years ago) link

four years pass...

Never heard their song "Rock in the Sea" until just this week and I love it.

Trip Maker, Friday, 26 February 2010 15:42 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...


by another name (amateurist), Tuesday, 13 April 2010 21:52 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

Crackloads of this on Spotify right now. God is great.

three years pass...


1st S/T album is totally killer, not a dud track

sleeve, Thursday, 1 October 2015 18:29 (seven years ago) link

Somebody was upping Dutch rock stuff to Demonoid last month which included these, Group 1850, Earth & fire, Outsiders, Q65 anda few others. Might still be up there.

Stevolende, Thursday, 1 October 2015 21:55 (seven years ago) link

six years pass...

Wow, there's a Shocking Blue thread. I've been listening to a Greatest Hits album of theirs which is OK but I wish it was a bit better. "Love Buzz" isn't on it. They sound a bit like a pop rock version of Jefferson Airplane, talking of which I like how Mariska Veres not only looked like a cross between Grace Slick and Cher but sounded like it too.

Narada Michael Fagan (Tom D.), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 17:25 (six months ago) link

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