Monday, 25 June 2007
Although my true interest is in Dutch advertisement records, I never turn down good advertisement records from other countries. And there is lot of that stuff!
In the sixties two companies ( Expo-brood and DIA-Hoevebrood ) produced at least 48 records exclusively for the Belgium bakeries. This means that you could only buy these 45’s at a bakery store. Many advertisement records where distributed in this way, but I have never heard of such a large series. And maybe there are even more than 48 records; 48 is the highest number in my collection.
On the back of this 48th record is a list with the titles of all the other records. I have most of the rock’n’roll songs, but not all. And I wouldn’t mind having the complete series. So if you happen to have some Pain Expo records too, please let me know.
Some records share the same sleeves, of which I have three different ones. Some records in my collection don’t have a sleeve. I think it would be worth trying to make a compilation CD with the best of these Pain Expo recordings. There is very little chance that this music will never be released on CD, because nobody knows this stuff exists. You won’t catch me saying that this is the best music in the world, but every music deserves to be made available in the best possible way. And these Pain Expo songs are not the worst music either, by the way.
Especially the songs played by Bobby Sitting & his Twisting Boys are more than entertaining. It seems that The budget allowed only a very limited amount of artists, so they had to stretch their repertoire a bit beyond their abilities. That leads to interesting results, for example when the Beatles had to be covered.
Here is one of my favourite records in this series, When the Saints’ twist by Bobby Sitting & his Twisting Boys. And am I the only one who hears that Bobby deliberately says sex in stead of sax, or am I just horny today?