domingo, 16 de fevereiro de 2014

DRAGONFLY - Celestial Songs EP (1968 Dutch Psychedelic Rock)


BANDA HOLANDESA QUE GRAVOU APENAS ESSE EP COM UM ROCK PSICODÉLICO E ALGUMAS EXPERIMENTAÇÕES DE BOA QUALIDADE E QUE MERECIA UMA CONTINUIDADE!! NO LADO 1 TEMOS A PRIMEIRA FAIXA COM TOQUES PSYCH-FOLK, SEÇÕES JAZZY, GUITARRAS TRABALHANDO LEGAL E ALGUNS BARULHOS ESTRANHOS COM SINTETIZADORES!! JÁ NA SEGUNDA MÚSICA O RITMO JÁ DESCAMBA PARA PSYCH GARAGE COM GUITARRAS FUZZY, OU SEJA, NO PRIMEIRO LADO DO EP JÁ TEMOS UMA BOA VARIAÇÃO MUSICAL!! NO LADO 2 O ROCK É MAIS LEVE UM POUCO COM PASSAGENS POP PSYCH, RITMOS DE JAZZ MAS TAMBÉM DE BOA QUALIDADE!! A INSPIRAÇÃO DA BANDA ERA DECLARADAMENTE THE DOORS, JIMI HENDRIX E MOBY GRAPE!! FIZERAM ALGUMAS TURNÊS PELA HOLANDA E PELA INGLATERRA, MAS A BANDA TERMINOU DEPOIS DE ROMPER COM O EMPRESÁRIO DELES E A PARTIR DAÍ OS SHOWS FORAM CANCELADOS E OS COMPONENTES SE DISPERSARAM!! JOHN CALJOUW JUNTOU-SE A BANDA MACHINE (POSTADA AQUI NO BLOG) E OS IRMÃOS RUDY E TONY QUELJOE FORAM PARA A BRAINBOX (TAMBÉM POSTADA AQUI NO BLOG)!! EM 1977 OS IRMÃO TENTARAM REAVIVAR A BANDA MAS O PROJETO NÃO EVOLUIU!! TONY FALAECEU A ALGUNS ANOS ATRÁS!! VENENO HOLANDÊS RARO E BOM!!

DragonflyThe brothers Rudy and Tonny de Queljoe moved from Ambon to the Netherlands in 1951. They played in several bands like Johnny and the Blue Jeans, The Sharks, Dragonfly. In the latter band the brothers played together and the singer was Johhny Caljouw. Due to animosity the three started a new formation: The Beat Five. The name however was soon changed to Group '69 Sect. Other members of thsi band were Huib Power (drums) and Carlos van den Berg (guitar). When Hans Verhagen became their manager, they changed their name to Dragonfly.  DragonflyThe music they played was inspired by The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Moby Grape. They release two singles in 1968: "Celestial dreams / Desert of Almond" (Philips JF333927) and "Celestial empire / Prince of Amboyna" (Philips JF334536). They toured in the Netherlands, but also in England in clubs like The Speakeasy and Middle Earth. The band finally ended after they broke up with their manager, who as a reaction cancelled al their remaining gigs. leaving them out of work. Caljouw joined Machine, de Queljoe brohters would play in several bands like Brainbox. In 1977 John and Rudi tried to revive the band, but this attempt failed. After that Rudi played in Vitesse and Masada. Tony passed away several years ago.


John Caljouw: Vocals
Huib Power: Drums
Rudy de Queljoe: Guitar
Tony de Queljoe: Bass guitar

Celestial Dreams 4:09
Desert Of Almond 3:30
Celestial Empire 2:27
Prince Of Amboyna 2:47

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