Thursday, August 18, 2011

Serpentine - "In the Grass" {Netherlands} (1970)

Rock group from 't Gooi, launched in 1967. The first line-up lasted until 1969 and consisted of: Peter van der Sande (v, g, ex-Sexton Five, Highschool Five, Smokey and Kingbees), Rob Morel (b, ex-Dean Allen Set), Ralf Dragstra (o, p, trb, ex-Dean Allen Set), Bob de Laat (s, ex-Dean Allen Set), Patrick Verboom (tr), Frank van Tijn (v, dr, to OPMC) and Dick Pels (g, ex-Guardians, to Dean Allen Set). In 1969, Peter left the group temporarily. Serpentine started accompanying Amos Tamela (ex-Mustang Soul) and Sandra Reemer.

Peter then recorded a single for Polydor with his new group Blech, featuring: Fije Jasky (dr), Ton Jasky (b), Theo Andriessen (p), Ad le Conte (o). Nevertheless, the single was released under the name Serpentine, because Peter had soon returned to his old band. The line-up was then narrowed down to: Peter van der Sande (v, b), Onno Lopulalan (g), Frank van Tijn (v, dr) and Ralf Dragstra (o, p). Band members also did a lot of session work - for California License, Big Boy & Bouncers and OPMC, amongst others. On account of legal reasons, later records were released under the moniker Apartment One. Serpentine fell apart in 1970; Peter joined Focus.

A1. Tell me Some More
A2. The Doctor Said
A3. Gymnastics in the Morning
A4. Belinda Tomorrow
A5. Wake Up (It's a New Day)
A6. I've Only Got Myself
B1. Powerful Jim
B2. Love is Turning Me On
B3. Instant Alison
B4. Hey Dreamer
B5. One Legged William
B6. Big Man

- Bob de Laat (saxophone, 1967-69)
- Dick Pels (guitar, 1967-69)
- Frank van Tijn (drums, vocals)
- Patrick Verboom (trumpet, 1967-69)
- Peter van der Sande (vocals, guitar, cello, organ, bass, 1967-69, 1969-72)
- Ralf Dragstra (keyboards, trombone)
- Rob Morel (bass, 1967-69)
- Onny Lopulalan (guitar, 1969-72)

Tell me Some More...
Instant Alison...

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isabelbc said...

Betelgeuse said...

as usual a great post from you!;* smack!;)

isabelbc said...

so kind! big smack, dear miso! :o)

War Oponda said...

Thanks for sharing this rare album.

It's me ofcourse said...

This is really a dutch nugget. Thanks.

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Orchid said...

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Romeu said...

Great one!
Cheers from Prog Resenhas.

Chris said...

Thank you for this one!! is there any chance that you can post the Hardy Hepp Record - Hepp Hahn & Hunh??? greetings from Argentina

zoover said...

I was just having a conversation over this I am glad I came across this it cleared some of the questions I had.

Anonymous said...

From Holland, thanks a very lot, so nice to find old and unknown bands

Best regards,

sosgotcha said...

Great ! Thanks a lot

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