January 10, 2023 – 6:33 am

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The Netherlands 1984 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Star Dancing ‘83, Den Helder, The Netherlands; December 28, 1984. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to NoSpEx; and to karma_ for sharing the show at Dime.

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caddy72, Dime 2021:

It’s allmost 37 years ago. I’m a sound engineer and, at that time, I mixed all the Live acts in the Star Dancing. I live nearby and could provide the gear (mixer, mics+stands, effects, etc). NoSpEx sounds like No Specs, means: No Specifications given. At the same time the capitals hints to my business name: Nocturnal Sound Engineering, NSE.

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Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band formed in 1967 in The Hague. It was part of the music movement in the Netherlands that was generally known by the name Nederbeat. The band had a number of hits throughout the counterculture movement during the 1960s and early 1970s, including “Send Me a Postcard” and “Venus”, which became their biggest hit and reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and many other countries during 1969 and 1970. The band sold 13.5 million records by 1973 but disbanded in 1974. Together with Golden Earring they are considered the most successful Nederbeat-band, if the criterion is scoring hits abroad and especially in the United States.

Shocking Blue were founded in 1967 by The Motions guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen. In 1968, van Leeuwen was introduced to Mariska Veres, singing at that time with a club band. He persuaded her to take over the vocals, and the group recorded a worldwide hit with the song “Venus”. Veres died of gallbladder cancer in 2006 at the age of 59, just three weeks after the disease had been detected. - wikipedia

Don’t forget, Nirvana covered their song, Love Buzz. File under Bubblegum Pop.

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Soundboard feed
Mixed, recorded and mastered by NoSpEx

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Track 01. Send Me A Postcard 3:34
Track 02. Long And Lonesome Road 3:31
Track 03. Somebody To Love (Jefferson Airplane cover) 3:40
Track 04. Never Marry A Railroadman 4:45
Track 05. White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover) 2:38
Track 06. Venus 3:41
Track 07. Hot Sand 4:02
Track 08. Inkpot 3:21
Track 09. Never Release The One You Love 3:58
Track 10. Wheel’s On Fire 4:55
Track 11. Mighty Joe 3:42
Track 12. Crazy On You 4:16
Track 13. Medley (Out Of Sight/Blossom Lady/Let Me Carry Your Bag) 6:20
Track 14. Shocking You 3:42
Track 15. Venus (Reprise) 3:49
60 mins

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  1. 14 Responses to “SHOCKING BLUE - HOLLAND 1984”

  2. I use Chrome but can’t get here from there. I can get here with Firefox…it’s a mess.

    Thanks for this Shocking Blue BigO.

    By sking on Jan 10, 2023

  3. i also use chrome…Ialso but can’t get here from there…site works not correct

    By Joop on Jan 10, 2023

  4. After over 10 years I can’t grab these shows anymore. My pc says “unsupported protool” whatever the f that is.

    By Rich Galuppo on Jan 10, 2023

  5. Try Firefox…no problems here.

    By HHH on Jan 10, 2023

  6. I use Chrome. They worked fine for me!

    By HHH on Jan 10, 2023

  7. if you’re on Windows, try TOR Browser to download here. it’s free, but it’s very slow for regular internet use.

    right-click on each Track #, click “Open Link In New Tab”

    open that New Tab

    then in your “File” menu, click “Save Page As”

    Safari browser works fine for downloads here on my Mac, but Apple stopping making it for Windows a while ago

    By barth on Jan 10, 2023

  8. I use Chrome dildos and slick jelly dildos too.

    The vibrating dildos are the most fun!

    By HHH on Jan 10, 2023

  9. Last one twernt me.

    By HHH on Jan 10, 2023

  10. Last one twernt me. I was shitting my pants when that was posted. It was a nice, slow, leisurely shit. Now I’m slowly squishing it around my ass while I type this. Mmmmm……

    By HHH on Jan 10, 2023

  11. Last one definitely twernt me. Given up all that for New Years resolution. “Mr. Clean”, that’s me for now on. Anypne who says different gots a li’l ‘un.

    By HHH on Jan 11, 2023

  12. I tried Firefox, no go . What has caused all of this . Don’t have these problems with other blogs

    By Jeremy on Jan 11, 2023

  13. My kids are all geeks , but I’m older Computer illiterate

    By Jeremy on Jan 11, 2023

  14. Last one twernt me. The shitty pants and dildos ones were. They always are.

    By HHH on Jan 11, 2023

  15. Greetings, BigO. Thanks for this!

    I also use Chrome, but am generally unable to access JPGs or the MP3s themselves for d/l or play. JPGs are inaccessible from a PDF capture of the page. I use FDM for downloads.

    I just tested Edge and was able to download the JPGs and play the MP3s. JPGs are inaccessible from the PDF page d/l here too though.

    By sdw0418 on Jan 11, 2023

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