Welcome to the second stop on our 27 date farewell tour of the EU. Today: Belgium. Famed for tasty beer, moules-frites and Mannekin Pis, two of which are excellent things.
Musically, Belgium is well known as the home of Jacques Brel, Plastic Bertrand and The Singing Nun - two of whom feature below, although not perhaps in the form you expect. But there is so much more.
We bring you some sex, some Sex Pistols, two fine slices of Belgian new wave from 1983, and the mighty Bobbejaan Schoepen. You really should read his life story, it's an amazing tale of how a Boy from Boom conquered the world, having been locked up twice by the Nazis for insolence and set up the Belgian version of Dollywood along the way. Fortunately the track I've chosen was recorded before he "lost his virtuoso whistling ability due to a surgical intervention".
"The Third From The Left In The Top Row" - 2 Belgen
"Lady Sex" - Eddy Dyan & The Saints
"Johnnie Sexpistool" - Arbeid Adelt!
"Matchbox Car" - The Scabs
"Kun Je Fluiten, Johanna" - Bobbejaan Schoepen
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
The Long Goodbye: Part 2
Posted by Ernie Goggins at 08:19
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before he "lost his virtuoso whistling ability due to a surgical intervention".ReplyDelete
I wonder if Bobbejaan is a disciple of Fred Lowery (he of "whistles your gospel favourites")ReplyDelete