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Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Rousers - A Treat of New Beat


The Rousers - A Treat of New Beat
In WAV - Scans are included

1 Rock 'N Roll Or Run
2 Leave Us Alone
3 Life Is A Song
4 Intensive Caren
5 Nice & Friendly People
6 All I Can See
7 Ain't Got A Minute To Lose
8 Magazine Girl
9 First Thing Tomorrow
10 People To Meet
11 The Rock
12 Face The Day
13 Ann-Louise
14 Lost And Broken Hearted

Bonustracks & Outtakes
15 Nothing Else To Do
16 Back Off
17 What A Way To Go
18 Hey Mr. DJ
19 Get Out Of My Show
20 Susan's Day
21 Touched
22 She Loves You
23 Bad Time
24 Life On Sunday
25 The Jump

The Anglo-American music scene is notoriously insular and it's hard even for anglophone European acts to break in, so it's our loss that we missed a trick with The Rousers' 1980 LP 'A Treat of New Beat', as it's quite simply the lost grail of power pop. The Rousers seem to have been presented as 'the Dutch Undertones' (which is a bit exaggerated!), and they were certainly at the punkier end of the power pop spectrum, but their catchy, energetic guitar pop also looked back to the 60s, along the lines of power pop godfathers The Flamin' Groovies and forgotten UK contemporaries The Boys and The Pleasers. The LP is packed full of strong tunes and the singles 'Rock and Roll or Run', 'Magazine Girl' and 'Ann-Louise' could easily have been joined by three or four others. Unfortunately it seems the Dutch were no more receptive to The Rousers than the UK, and despite such a storming debut, the band folded in the early 80s. This excellent re-issue contains no fewer than 11 bonus tracks, and the B sides and outtakes are well worth having - the raging cover of 'She Loves You' and tracks like 'Bad Time', 'Back Off' and 'Touched' are stronger than many of the album tracks.

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Special Thanks to Joey R.A. Mone for this contribution

10 comments:

loch neth said...

Interesting....Thank You for sharing.

SuperBillie1 said...

Hello and thanks a lot for this Rousers release
with the bonus tracks. Much appreciated.
Kind regards
Frank

Phil Gordon said...

Cool stuff, cheers!

tom said...

Thanks, always good to hear music from that era

binkerbo said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Sorry for this being out of place. Could you re-up the Scott Morgan "Medium Rare" album? I missed it the first time.

Anonymous said...

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chico said...

Another scarcity from the 80's,wonderfull power pop band.Thanks for your good taste.

Woody said...

Fantastic album (fantastic band). Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Great, thank you!