Sunday, October 22, 2023

Holland Rocks! - Punk Nostalgia 3


With Wim Reckers 

1 New York Dolls - Personality Crisis

2 Sonic Youth - I Got A Catholic Block

3 Black Keys - Thickfreakness

4 Detroit Cobras - Putty

5 Cramps - Rock On The Moon

6 Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God

7 Replacements - Takin' a Ride

8 New Bomb Turks - Born Toulouse-Lautrec

9 Husker Du - New Day Rising

10 Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer

11 Dead Kennedys - Kill the Poor

12 Richard Hell & the Voidoids - Blank Generation

13 Ruts - Babylon's Burning

14 Saints - Known Your Product

15 Motorhead - Ace Of Spades

16 Sham '69 - Hurry up Harry

17 Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The U.K.

18 UK Subs - C.I.D.

19 Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device

20 Supersuckers - Creepy Jackalope Eye

21 Undertones - Here Comes the Summer

22 Ramones - Surfin' Bird

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Holland Rocks!


With Wim Reckers 

Following the unmatched Punk Nostalgia show of Mal Thursday (May 4), here’s part 2. There’s more to come! Play loud!

01 X Ray Spex - Genetic Engineering

02 Lurkers - Shadow

03 Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love

04 Basement 5 - Last White Christmas

05 Angelic Upstarts - Teenage Warning

06 Cosmic Psychos - Lost Cause

07 Dead Moon - Graveyard

08 Penetration - Don't Dictate

09 The Dickies - You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)

10 Iggy Pop - Lust For Life

11 The Nomads - Don't Tread On Me

12 Wipers - Over the Edge

13 The Stranglers - No More Heroes

14 The B-52s - Rock Lobster

15 Gun Club - Sex Beat

16 Supercharger - Buzz Off

17 Mudhoney - In 'n' Out of Grace

18 Jesus and Mary Chain - The Living End

19 Ramones - Let's Dance

Friday, April 14, 2023

Holland Rocks! Edition 6


With Wim Reckers

In a couple of weeks the yearly Eurovision Song Contest will take place again, an annual song-competition held between European countries, broadcasted live on TV. This is an alternative version, with obscure sixties rock&roll from every corner of the continent.

1 Os Tártaros - Tartária (Portugal, 1964)
2 The Chatles - Children Of Stone (Germany, 1965)
3 The Loubogg - She Is Cool (Greece, 1966)
4 Polanie - I'm Crying (Poland, 1968)
5 Dee Jays - Long Tall Shorty (Sweden, 1965)
6 Illes - Ne Gondold (Hungary, 1968)
7 Los Tomcats - A Tu Vera (Spain, 1966)
8 Surfadelics - Don't Be Sorry (England, 1987)
9 Les Chats Sauvages - Twist À Saint-Tropez (France, 1962)
10 The Hunters - Russian Spy And I (Netherlands, 1966)
11 The Lollipops - Words ain't Enough (Denmark, 1966)
12 The Outsiders - That's Your Problem (Netherlands, 1966)
13 The Sunlights - Do The Dog (Belgium, 1965)
14 The Subjects - German Measles (Germany, 1967)
15 Los Brincos - Baila La Pulga (Spain, 1965)
16 The Nips - All The Time In The World (England, 1978)
17 The Shamrocks - Midnight Train (Germany, 1967)
18 Os Blusoes Negros - Tequilla (Portugal, 1966)
19 The Voodoo Dolls - That's The Breaks (Sweden, 1986)
20 The Wheels - Road Block (Northern Ireland, 1966)
21 The Divorced - A Real Man (Norway, 1966)
22 Jacques Dutronc - Le Responsable (France, 1969)
23 The Namelosers - Do-Oa (Sweden, 1965)
24 Tamara Luonto - Annika (Finland, 2022)
25 Crazy Girls - Hey Hey Ha Ha (Germany, 1963)
26 The Nomads - Rat Fink A BooBoo (Sweden, 1987)

Monday, January 23, 2023

Holland Rocks Presents Jan Kooi Singles

With Wim Reckers

This hour of music is dedicated to Jan Kooi, it is a selection of his favourite songs of all time. Jan was a fierce advocate of garage rock and rock&roll in the Netherlands. ‘Music has to be real’, he always said, ‘it has to come from the heart, and not from some mainstream producer.’ He owned a record label – Kogar Records – where he offered several starting garage bands an opportunity to put themselves on the map. He also owned a record store in his hometown Groningen, a venue for alternative music records. Jan passed away recently, far too young. One of the last things he said was that he regretted not being able to experience all the music that was yet to be made.

1      Terry Dunavan - Earthquake Boogie

2 Eternals - Rockin' in the Jungle

3 Frankie Lee Sims - Walking With Frankie

4 The Gentrys - Keep On Dancing

5 Jerry Lee Lewis High School Confidential

6 June 'Bug' Bailey - Louisiana Twist

7 Monotones - Book of Love

8 Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking

9 Paul Revere and the Raiders - Kicks

10 Smyle - It's Gonna Be Alright

11 Syndicate of Sound - Little Girl

12 The Brigands - (Would I Still Be) Her Big Man

13 The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind

14 The Marvelows - I Do

15 The Wailers - Dirty Robber

16 The Cramps - Garbageman

17 The Romantics - What I Like About You

18 Chris Montez - Let's Dance

19 Dale Hawkins - Suzie Q

20 Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything

21 Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual

22 T.Rex - Solid Gold Easy Action

23 Undertones - Here Comes The Summer

24 Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device

25 The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop

Friday, November 18, 2022

Holland Rocks!


With Wim Reckers

André Brasseur - The kid

Golden Earring - That Day

Shocking Blue - Send Me A Postcard

The Shoes - Na Na Na

Rob Hoeke - Margio

De Kliko's - De Biologische Boer

The Motions - Everything (That's Mine)

Brainbox - Down Man

George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag

BZN - Bad Bad Woman

The Black Marble Selection - The Great Escape

Karin Kent - Tired, Broke And Busted

Beans & Fatback - Beggin

Bintangs - Ridin' On The L&N

The Tibbs - Baby Call On Me

Hank The Knife & The Jets - Guitar King

Mozes and The Firstborn - Bloodsucker

MOOON - Surfin' With You

The Kryng - Don't Dig These Modern Tymes

The Heck - Shit On The Radio

The Sons - Ricochet

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Holland Rocks!


Krontjong Devils - Pow Wow
Outsiders - Touch
Sound of Imker - Train of Doomsday
4PK - Down and Out
Shocking Blue - Venus
Ro-d-ys - Tomorrow
Peter en zijn Rockets - Kom van dat Dak af
Competitors - Long Tall shorty
Earth & Fire - Ruby is the One
Q65 - The Life I Live
Cuby and the Blizzards - I'm So Restless
Golden Earring - Back Home
Bonnie St. Claire - Tame Me Tiger
Mothions - Love Won't Stop
Bintangs - Please Do Listen
After Tea - Joint House Blues
Peter & the Blizzards - Bye Bye Baby
The Tykes - Green Suzy
Entertainers - Searching
Counsellors - I'll Be Your Man
Mods - Don't Bring Me Down
Firebirds - What In The World

Monday, October 3, 2022

Ichiban Radio Productions

Last week, we had a visit from listener Wim Reckers from the Netherlands.  We were the last stop on his bicycle tour of the USA!!  Here's his take on NYC.

What an amazing city New York is. Nothing to compare with. Twenty-four hours a day you are stiff with stimuli, everywhere there is something to see and experience. This time (I've been here many times) I went a little more off the beaten track, through the Bronx, Harlem and Brooklyn. You lack eyes and ears.

Yesterday first – for the weekly radio broadcasts on Noord and OOG – to the radio studio of Boss Radio 66 (photo 1), an internet station in Brooklyn that broadcasts old rock & roll, blues and soul 24 hours a day. I listen to it very often, you spontaneously wash and vacuum faster. From there, yesterday, the contributions with the Netherlands.

Then strolled through Brooklyn. What a circus! Stalls, music, crowds, life everywhere (photos 2, 3 and 4). Just an afternoon lunch at the Chinese, cozy between the parked mopeds (photo 5), and then on to Harlem. Same sheet a suit (photos 6 and 7). Finally, across the High Bridge (New York's oldest bridge, photo 8) to the Bronx, to Yankee Stadium for the usual game of baseball.

The New York Yankees want to convey that they – and only they – are the epitome of baseball in America. They built a stadium in 2009 for the sweet sum of 2.3 billion dollars, in the middle of the Bronx working-class district. Everything should radiate that you don't just come here to watch a baseball game. No, it's a baseball experience. The idea is that you will be taken by the hand to the baseball mecca.

To begin with, the exterior view. I came walking through the dingy Bronx streets and suddenly there he is, as if a spaceship has crashed. I don't think it's beautiful; maybe a little ugly to say, but the thing could have been designed by Albert Speer, the notorious architect of the Third Reich (photo 8).

Inside, it's all Yankees splendor. A real Yankees museum, where the old heroes can be idolized. There is a solemn silence as we shuffle reverently from one Yankees greatness to the next (photos 9 and 10). Further on is a 'Monument Park', where they are once again immortalized in bronze. The match will be lost, by the way.

At night a stop along the East River. You probably recognize this image (photo 12). New York all the way. Now some museums and shopping (it's raining here!) and then slowly packing up luggage and bicycle for the return trip next Wednesday.

Finally, I would like to thank you again sincerely and sincerely for all your sweet and heartwarming responses, over and over again. Fantastic, it was a motivation every day, and sometimes also a heart under the belt. Glad you cycled with me a bit every day, on the back of the luggage carrier. It's helped me a lot to be able to do what I've done here.