Saturday, February 21, 2009

Booby Trap –Kelly, Grace and Sally

Booby Trap –Kelly, Grace and Sally/ The Hooker –Ariola 13 336 (1974 NL)

If it wasn’t for the that fact that Booby Trap appeared for about 30 seconds on Van Oekel’s Discohoek (a zany Dutch TV-show back then), then we wouldn’t even have known of Booby Trap’s existence in the first place! Bass guitarist Albert Schierbeek was a sound engineer and later guitarist with Dutch rock-legends The Bintangs (his brother Harry played drums with them all through the seventies). Fronted by the fine voice and Jagger-like aesthetics of vocalist Jan Rijbroek, Kelly, Grace and Kelly sports a very snappy and catchy Sweet- like tune with ancillary handclaps and ample guitar-riffage. While Jan Rijbroek seems to extol the merits of a ménage a trois on the A side, the B side finds him imploring his girlfriend not to go on the game! The Hooker features a mean slide guitar riff and falls somewhere between The Flamin' GrooviesSlow Death and Shot In The Head (Haffy’s Whiskey Sour/ Savoy Brown) albeit in a more poppy vein.

Note: Kelly, Grace and Sally is the opening track on the compilation “Clap Your Hands And Stamp Your Feet” to be released on the 20th of April on Excelsior -more details and full track listing soon!!!

Hear an edit of Kelly, Grace and Sally and The Hooker.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All 30 seconds are on YouTube now...