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  VANDERBYST
'In Dutch'
(Van Records)
Released: 4th November 2011

Phil Kane

phil kane



Apparently, Vanderbuyst recorded this album live in studios between gigs whilst on tour. Very commendable I'm sure and, to be fair, 'In Dutch' has a fantastic raw edge to it that only playing live gives. Unfortunately, to carry it off successfully, you need to have really good songs - which Vanderbuyst don't - and the services of a decent producer which, it seems, they didn't.

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The result here is a collection of songs that are not that much better than the sort of turgid stuff NWOBHM bands, albeit the better ones, peddled round the clubs in the North East of England at the fag end of the seventies.

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It is by no means a bad album. The playing is okay, the songs are not that bad and there are some good ideas, but the warts 'n' all approach to recording has left 'In Dutch' with a desperate need for a bang-up production job with a producer who's prepared to crack the whip and drive the band to get the best out of them. As it is, this album is nothing more than a good quality demo, a lazy belt 'n' braces release that could have been so much better had Vanderbuyst spent a bit more time and effort on it.

Fans of NWOBHM stuff will probably love this, but I suspect anyone else will wonder if there is not a certain lack of respect being shown the average punter.

23.11.11




NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

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As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

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Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.







 


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