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Music Storytellers - GOLDEN EARRING
Music Storytellers - GOLDEN EARRING Photo

ALBUMS:
1965 Just Earrings
1967 Winter-Harvest
1968 Miracle Mirror
1969 On the Double
1969 Eight Miles High
1970 Golden Earring
1971 Seven Tears
1972 Together
1973 Moontan
1975 Switch
1976 To the Hilt
1976 Contraband
1978 Grab It for a Second
1979 No Promises...No Debts
1980 Prisoner of the Night
1982 Cut
1984 N.E.W.S.
1986 The Hole
1989 Keeper of the Flame
1991 Bloody Buccaneers
1994 Face It
1995 Love Sweat
1999 Paradise in Distress
2003 Millbrook U.S.A.
2012 Tits 'n Ass

Golden Earring - 


Best known in the U.S. for their hard rock material, Golden Earring have been the most popular homegrown band in the Netherlands since the mid-'60s, when they were primarily a pop group. The group was founded by guitarist/vocalist George Kooymans and bassist/vocalist Rinus Gerritsen, then schoolboys, in 1961; several years and personnel shifts later, they had their first Dutch hit, "Please Go," and in 1968 hit the top of the Dutch charts for the first of many times with "Dong-Dong-Di-Ki-Di-Gi-Dong," a song that broadened their European appeal. By 1969, the rest of the lineup had stabilized, with lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Barry Hay and drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk. They experimented with their style for several years before settling on straightforward hard rock initially much like that of the Who, who invited them to open their 1972 European tour. Golden Earring signed to the Who's Track label, which released a compilation of Dutch singles, Hearing Earring, helping the group break through in England. Released in 1974, the Moontan LP spawned the single "Radar Love," a Dutch number one, U.K. Top Ten, and U.S. number 13 hit.

They toured America opening for The Doobie Brothers and Santana, but the lack of a follow-up ensured that their popularity remained short-lived in America, even though they remained a top draw in Europe over the rest of the 1970s. The band experienced a brief American comeback in 1982 with the album Cut and the Top Ten single "Twilight Zone," but as before, Golden Earring could not sustain their momentum and faded away in the U.S. marketplace. ("Radar Love" did enjoy a second round of popularity in the U.S. when pop-metal band White Lion covered the song in 1989.) Nevertheless, the band persisted over the ensuing decades, recording and performing well into the new millennium and remaining a concert draw in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe. Although they have not toured North America since the mid-'80s, Golden Earring did record their 2003 album, Millbrook USA, in Millbrook, NY at the studio of Frank Carillo (whose duo album with George KooymansOn Location, saw release in April 2010). The bandmembers have also recorded as solo artists in Europe.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/golden-earring-mn0000669303
| Closed on 07/12/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
8 Fans 
13%a. 10 (RADAR LOVE)
25%b. 7-9 (TWILIGHT ZONE)
38%c. 5-6 (Ehhhh)
13%d. 1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of them)
13%e. THEY SUCK!

  
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#1 | 407 days ago
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I really don't understand how this band has put out 25 albums.......I mean, they only have 2 HITS!  1973's Radar Love and 1982's Twilight Zone,  Those were the only 2 songs that "made it".  Unless they are popular in other countries?
5-6 (Ehhhh)  
#2 | 407 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
I really don't understand how this band has put out 25 albums.......I mean, they only have 2 HITS!  1973's Radar Love and 1982's Twilight Zone,  Those were the only 2 songs that "made it".  Unless they are popular in other countries?
I am with you on this one. I went to this poll and saw all the albums, immediately wondered WTF. I gave them a ten on just the song 'Radar Love' alone. And other than 'Twilight Zone', I have no idea what else they did.
10 (RADAR LOVE)  
#3 | 407 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Beaneaters wrote:
I am with you on this one. I went to this poll and saw all the albums, immediately wondered WTF. I gave them a ten on just the song 'Radar Love' alone. And other than 'Twilight Zone', I have no idea what else they did.
phew!  I'm glad it wasn't just me!  They must have been huge in Japan or somewhere outside the US, otherwise, I'm pretty sure their label would have dropped them?
5-6 (Ehhhh)  
#4 | 407 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
I really don't understand how this band has put out 25 albums.......I mean, they only have 2 HITS!  1973's Radar Love and 1982's Twilight Zone,  Those were the only 2 songs that "made it".  Unless they are popular in other countries?
Yeah, they're from the Netherlands and were big throughout Europe, but only had those 2 hits here in the States.

I really like Twilight Zone, but I still think they were trying to sound like Pink Floyd's Wall on that song.
7-9 (TWILIGHT ZONE)  
#5 | 407 days ago

Radar Love is the only thing I remember by them (and before I actually came in here I wouldn't have known that was them if someone asked me who sang it.) My dad loved them...I remember he had an album or two or something he'd play but for the life of me I can't remember anything but Radar Love now.

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