Friday, July 06, 2007

Amsterdam –Mary Lou


Amsterdam –Mary Lou/ Best Friend –Pink Elephant 22.841 (1974 NL)

Amsterdam were members of the feared Ajax Inter-City Firm and they were always at the forefront when it came to bashing in Feyenoord skulls. They eventually rose beyond their violent notoriety when they started to bring their instruments to play for their mates on the football specials and somehow got themselves signed to the Pink Elephant label –They were even filmed for TV on a train performing this very same song!!!

….In fact Amsterdam were a bunch of namby- pamby hippie popsters (Indian Pipe), but they did appear on Van Oekel’s Discohoek performing this track in a studio train carriage…In any case Mary Lou is another fine example of period Boogie/Glam - nice and crunchy with a blistering lead break.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I like those lines: "at the age of twelve she was younger than the rest / and at the age thirteen she was better than the best" And it's not about wine I'm sure...

Purepop said...

Yes, it fits in a long line of dodgy 70s lyrics -Harpo -Teenage Queen, Miki Anthony -Schoogirl, Vulcan -Much Too Young etc...

duck_stab said...

and don't forget Henry Essence '14 year old lover!'