Songs (click on the -icons
for a small audio-sample)
1. Kick off!
3. Rock On! (Debbie's a spaz!)
4. Going mental
5. Old enough
6. Hey Myron!
7. Roy Rogers (theme from)
8. Take on Me
10. Lisa (she's a herpie)
11. Summer's gone (and so is q107fm)
12. Hein 57
- Coming up next : tosshead - late-gone-left - rené - shut up - me &
- Nikolas (rounder)
- Bob (tattoos & talent)
- Wim (great hair & sloppiness)
- Bram (rookie)
- Facedown (backings)
- Melissa, Jessica & Angela (punkette backings)
- Tom (guitars)
- Hans (Korg)
- Bart Maris, Mark de Maeseneer, Pol Mareen (horns)
- Disfunctional (scratches)
Produced by Jo Francken
Recorded at Galaxy & Vita Nova Studio's, Antwerpen
Sleeve : Turtle Industries
Janez Detd. are a boysband, but one of the kind that would give the cuddly
toys that are thrown to them a thorough anatomical examination or simply set fire
to them, or that would mark the body part of teenage girls that are offered for
an autograph with white sticky fluid instead of black marker ink. In short, Janez
Detd. are in the possesion of a well-developed sense of humour, the kind of jokes
that The Bloodhound Gang is selling by the dozens. A surplus in bad taste, pants
filled with ants, and ... a lot of ambition.
Janez Detd. are not only fun, they are also little sharks that know damned well
what they want : to become the most important punkrockband of Western-Europe.
The means to this end : a mix in the States by Eddy Schreyer (did that
precision job earlier for The Offspring, Korn, NoFX etc ...), a production of
Jo Francken (Zap Mama, Noordkaap,
Evil Superstars, Zita
Swoon ...), a release on a newly created sublabel of major Virgin-Records
(entitled Cabalero, which could become a playground for launching other inland-punkrocktalent),
a nice promotion and video-budget, and a nifty website. Apart from all that, there
are also a numbero of songs that are the musical equivalent of a raised middlefinger
(Rock On, Angeline, Ferdy, Heinz 57, Lisa she's a herpie...) and quite a bit of
fun tracks on which other musical genres are passed through the punkrockmixer
(old enough, theme from roy rogers, take on me - the original is of a-ha - summer's
gone ...), spiced up with horns, Toni Basil choirs, surfrock, B52's, ska, the
"best studio audience they ever had" ... This all prevents if from becoming
a boring record, but it doesn't exactly help to keep it in focus. Too few motherfucker's
of choruses (even though old enough is about fucking a mother), too few hooks
that are in your face and inescapable. Janez Detd. still can learn a few trick
of the trade from old bones such as The Paranoiacs.
Bref : Janez Detd. is in urgent need of some bread (they have "broodnodig
brood nodig") ... Keep on dreaming, and rock on!
And your opinion?
Did I get it all wrong, or was I spot-on ? Do you want to share your opinion about
this cd ? Send it in, and I'll put it up here !
This Album in the Press
- Tim Coene in Teek : "The Offspring of Flanders has been independently
and successfully building up a fanbasis ... Apart from frivoloys poppy punkrock
you can also find a sharp-cut ska-version of A-ha's classic "Take on Me"
(with "when Will I Be Famous"-Bros-break in the middle")"
- Bram Hiel in Rif-Raf : "Well-known punk from our own turf. This
young quartet has become more mature and this can also be heard in the songs ...
Janez Detd is a creditable album of a punkrockband that has an eye for variation.".
- Dirk Steenhaut in Metro (De Morgen) : "This poppunkquartet pledges
alliance, just as Green Day, The Offspring or Blink-182, to energetic and straightforarward,
but they do that with a sense of humour and a sense of melody. The songs ... are
a bit juvenile, but the target audience will probably think that's cool"
The lowest price is in yellow, the highest in red. This price comparison doesn't
take things into account like deduction of shipping expenses when ordering more
than 1 cd, bonus points, differences in guarantees ... Shipping prices are those
for customers in Belgium.
Have you seen this record elsewhere on the net, do you own an online-CD-shop
with Belgian products in it, or if there's something wrong with my calculations
: let me know.
More about this group :
- de officiële site is www.janezdetd.com
- Bookings : Rock Werchter (firstname.lastname@example.org or fax : +32 (0)16-60.81.40
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