Crackle Rattle Bash
Sunday, 15 April 2007
Last year I got again in contact with Aris de Vries. We are trying to raise some interest for modern media on schools, by creating stuff that children can work with. I knew Aris from an earlier life, when he was the singer in rockabilly band.
The name of that band was Crackle Rattle Bash and the time was the mid-eighties. Of all the bands that my friends were in, Crackle Rattle Bash were among the most successful. I mean, they got paid to play and they had their name on posters! And they had an LP out, which was the holy grail for most musicians in my circle.
“Don’t you have any demo tapes or other recordings of Crackle Rattle Bash?” I asked Aris a while ago. Knowing that he didn’t even has a copy of his own record (sold on eBay!!), I didn’t expect what happened: he gave me three tapes with unknown material!
On one cassette are early demos, one tape has a recording of their last concet in Nighttown, and there even was a pre- Crackle Rattle Bash rehearsal tape. I carefully edited the cassettes and turned them into CD’s.
Here is one of my favourite track, a song they played for a radio show and that somebody recorded with a tape deck that had some speed problems.
If you want to hear more Crackle Rattle Bash, just ask.