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Friday, April 30, 2010

HOLLAND'S MORNING MUSIC LEGENDS TIME BANDITS

Dutch men with Big hair, melancholy lyrics, falsetto's, 80's style, on paper it seems like the makings for schlock.  But to me it's morning music sublime.  The Time Bandits had several releases which tugged at my heart strings and warmed the cockles of my very soul.  ONLY A FOOL in .wav  BEN LIEBRAND REMIX OF ENDLESS ROAD
A TIME BANDITS ZIP
 BIGGER TIME BANDITS ZIP
From 1981's "Live it Up" to 1986's "I won't steal away" they rode the U.S. dance charts and European pop charts with varying degrees of success.


Here's one of their twelve inch in my ebay store

But when they hit it right they hit home-runs.  Perfect synth-pop that summed up an era and a feeling and will always hold a special place in my heart.



The Bandits remind me that it can feel so right to love a chirpy, poppy, light song.  To love it and to want to hear it again and again and again.


In the states we had the pleasure of never being allowed to feel sick of them.  They never had a U.S. pop hit.  But punters in clubs like The Saint and Danceteria knew them well.

Alides Hidding the main songwriter in the band moved to L.A. in 1989 and had his songs covered by many artists including Jennifer Rush and The Nylons.

Endless Road HIGH ENERGY DANCE MIX



Time can only whisper truth for both of us


All the answers I can find, I put my trust

In a never ending road that leads to my door



I don't want you to go, my love

That's all you have to know

And I want you to help my soul

Somebody show me the way



And I want you to know, my love

It's an endless road till love finally comes our way

My love, uuhhh

My love

It's an endless road till love finally comes our way

My love, uuhhh



Now, we fought against the wall where love was back before

We tried to make it flow but love wouldn't let us go

Crazy us, for all those wasted words



I don't want you to go my love

That's all you have to know

And I want you to heal my soul

Somebody show me the way



And I want you to know, my love

It's an endless road till love finally comes our way

My love, uuhhh

My love

It's an endless road till love finally comes our way

My love, uuhhh




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