The Dutch city of The Hague earned the honorary title of being the Liverpool of The Netherlands, thanks to the success of The Motions and many more bands during that time. The Motions with singer Rudy van den Berg, who renamed himself Rudy Bennett, guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen, bassist Henk Smitskamp, drummer Sieb Warner were the pioneers as they had the best songs and mastered their instruments like no other.
In 1965 they scored an instant classic hit with the pop song "Wasted Words" in the Dutch Top 40, after that the success continued with "Why Don't You Take It", "The Same Old Song" and a sung plea to legalize drugs "Tonight Will Be Stoned". The debut album Introducing The Motions was released in 1965 as a classic example of Nederbeat and for their next in England recorded album Their Own Way, they got help from the mysterious frontman of The Walker Brothers, Scott Walker. Included here are also three solo songs by Rudy Bennett "How Can We Hang On To A Dream", "Amy" and "I'm So Proud" plus a fine selection of B side singles.
The Golden Years of Dutch Pop Music is a new Music On Vinyl series of compilation albums by Dutch bands that were not only ground-breaking and successful in the sixties and seventies in the Netherlands but also far beyond the Dutch borders. Each double album collects the most important original A sides and a selection of B side singles. Remastered audio for vinyl, redesigned artwork, including English liner notes and where possible the albums are completed with relevant album tracks.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Gatefold sleeve
- Remastered audio for vinyl
- Most important A sides, "It's Gone", "You Bother Me", the hit "Wasted Words", member Rudy Bennett's solo hit "How Can We Hang On To A Dream" a selection of B side singles "I've Got Misery and many more pop songs
Official website: www.goldenyearsofdutchpopmusic.nl