Blowbeat was released in 1989 and Chaisaw Melodies saw the light in 1992. In 1993 bassplayer Pieter Douma thought it was time for a change and quit the band. Arthur Lijten also had other things on his mind. Consequently not much happened Blowbeat-wise for the remainder of the nineties. Occasionally a few concerts were played with varying line-ups.(on bass people like Emma Steffens, Stu Grimshaw and Eric Coenen came and went) In the second half on the nineties much time went into other musical projects. Ton Engels recorded two albums ( called Plat and Wermer As Vandaag ). The lyrics on those records are in Ton s first language; a Dutch dialect as spoken in his little hometown Helden in the South East part of the Netherlands. Several Blowbeat buddies are also playing on these albums. Finally in 2002, Ton E succeeded in bringing four people together again that where willing and able.
A new quartet that could serve that typical Blowbeat cocktail once more : Arhur Lijten (various artists) - drums,vocals Eric Coenen (Ilse DeLange, Stevie Ann) - bass, vocals Leendert Haaksma (Anouk, Candy Dulfer, Soulvation) - guitar Ton Engels - vocal, guitar And so...The Beat Goes On...................... That was 2002. With everybody busy as they are it took another four years to finally complete a new Blowbeat album. The title: Songs From The Crazy Planet.
Scheduled for release 20 October 2006. Check it out - It sure has been a long time coming. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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