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Sunday 30 August 2009

Beautiful Belgique

I am off to Brussels for a few days tomorrow. It is a work trip but I hope to have a bit of spare time to ferret out some groovy Belgian sounds.

Regular readers may recall that on previous visits I managed to pick up a couple of volumes in the "Bel 80" series of CDs. They bring together a selection of vaguely indie Belgian sounds, with one CD for each year in the 1980s, and for people like me who are largely ignorant of the Belgian scene of that era are a good introductory guide. From the 1983 volume, here are Red Zebra with "Beirut By Night".

Sticking with the calypso theme of the last few days, as a bonus here from 1958 is Lord Invader reporting on his own visit to "Beautiful Belgique".

And here is the 2007 Belgian Eurovision entry, the KMGs (which apparently stands for the Krazy Mess Groovers) with "Love Power". It is worth sticking round for the keytar solo.

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