Brand new vinyl series celebrating rare and internationally sought after Dutch beat, blues and psychedelic albums
After the successful first edition of the 2LP compilation “Behind The Dykes • Beat, Blues And Psychedelic Nuggets From The Lowlands 1964-1972” for Record Store Day 2020, we continue with a new series of unique Dutch releases under the name of Behind The Dykes Presents. Drawing from the extensive back catalogue from label partner Universal Music NL, this new series comprises rare and internationally sought after Dutch beat, blues and psychedelic albums on the Behind The Dykes Presents brand.
This Friday, two albums will be released as part of the series: Rainman's self-titled debut album on transparent green vinyl and West One by Pugh's Place on gold vinyl. Both records are released as limited editions of 1000 individually numbered copies. Additionally, the previously released self-titled record by Drama and Mike Tingley's The Abstract Prince are available as limited editions on coloured vinyl.
Mike Tingley's album The Abstract Prince is a great late 60's Orchestral Baroque Pop album with psychedelic sounds all over it. The album focuses on different aspects of life, such as love, loneliness, finding your own truth, but also the ongoing Vietnam war during the time this album was recorded.
Pugh's Place was a Dutch progressive rock band formed in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. They recorded their debut album West One in 1971 and since then it has been a collector's item for fans of the Dutch progressive-rock sound.
The Dutch progressive rock group Drama comprised a number of individuals who had already made their marks in the past in several different bands: Polle Eduard (Tee Set, After Tea), drummer Ton 'Shell' Schellekens (Brainbox, In Crowd), Ulli Grün (Boots, After Tea), and the young guitar virtuoso Frank van der Kloot (Bobby's Children). In 1972 they released their only album Drama.
Frank Nuyens, alias Rainman, was the guitarist for bands like Circus and a founding member of Q65. His solo debut album from 1971 is a slice of psychedelic folk & rock sounds and features fellow Q65 member Jay Baar, Dick Beekman and Eelco Gelling (Cuby & The Blizzards).