Alexander Curly – Vette Jus & Boerenjongens

This LP is Dutch & from the mid 70s, the cover cracks me up. Piercing blue eyes, lopsided mustache, tartan jacket, obtrusive cat, china teacup & weird lamp/bong. I think it might be a comedy record, but I don’t speak dutch so can’t be sure, it sounds like it though. To my ears there is one track which has one part I can actually listen to. The rest of it sounds nothing like this.

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  • Some background…
    Curly was a Dutch singer who debuted in English in late 60s. This album from 1975 was his first sung entirely in his mothertongue Dutch. First song of the album, in oompah)style, about a farmer boy called Guus, was a big hit in Holland & Belgium at the time.
    Title of album: “vette jus” means “greasy/thick gravy”and “boerenjongens”, literally “farmer boys”, is a traditional drink/dessert of raisins pickled in brandy.
    Of minor interest can be his album “Zilverdael” (1979), a concept album inspired by Tolkien’s “Lord of the Ring”.

  • “concept album inspired by Tolkien’s “Lord of the Ring””, Yikes!!

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