THE SEATSNIFFERS "All of this"
(Rowyna Music, 1998 - RW-5027)
Songs (click the -icons
for audio) 1.
2. All of this
3. Are you gonna be the one
4. Kathy Ann
5. Since my baby left me
6. Get it
7. It's about you
8. I ain't gonna mind
10. Help me
11. A cheat
12. Be there alone
13 Don't gimme that
bonustrack : "Free Beer" ?
Recorded, produced & mixed by Carl Broekaert & The Seatsniffers.
Cover art : Sam Dams
The Seatsniffers came into being in 1995, although at the time some of the
founding members were - despite their young age- already "veterans"
in the Belgian clubcircuit.
Although the group was viewed initially as a somewhat peculiar branch on the then
booming Antwerp Roots Scene, the band managed to astonish all the sceptics with
their debut CD "THE SEATSNIFFERS" of March 1997.
The CD got an astonishing amount of good press, sold like icecream on a hot day
and was played on Studio Brussels & Radio 1 for weeks.
In the summer of '97, the band played a lot of festivals (Peer Belgian Rhythm
& Blues Festival, Cactus Festival, Marktrock, Lokerse Feesten, Bluesrock Tegelen)
and was a support act for The Paladins, Gatemouth Brown, Lester Butler, Nick Lowe,
In June '98, the band released a Limited Edition 10-inch (vinyl only!). The single
from that record, ("Arabian love Call") became a modest summer
hit. The band was asked more and more often to play in the Netherlands, and also
briefly toured Denmark, Norway, England, Germany and France.
On October '98, The Seatsniffers released their second full release "ALL
OF THIS". Many a journalist has tried in vain to characterize the music of
the band. You can hear influences from Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Country
& Western, Rockabilly and other American rootsgenres, brought to you with
the energy of a pitbull on amphetamines.
Nowadays, a concert of The Seatsniffers is thé "Hot Ticket" to be
witnessed on the Belgian stages. In the fall of 1998, the new CD was showcased
extensively on "The Seatsniffers Roadshow", a evening full of spectacle
on tour in the Benelux. (click here for an Excel-sheet
with concert dates for the coming months)
"Assembly-Line" CD-single (Rowyna)
"The Seatsniffers" full CD (Rowyna)
"Give your love to me" CD-single (Rowyna)
"UFO" shape CD-single (Rowyna)
"Arabian lovecall" CD-single (Rowyna)
"R & R Covers" 10" vinyl (Rowyna)
"ALL OF THIS" full CD (Rowyna)
"Get it / Help me" CD-single (Rowyna)
"That's the way I like the blues" (Rowyna)
"Pili-Pili / Radio 1" (Rowyna)
"Lowland Blues" (Deep Blue Something)
In the press :
- Humo, December 29,1998 : "Their
roots are firmly planted in the fifties, and their hair in good amounts of brilliantine.
Nothing new under the sun, but they've never have had to live up to the "not
satisfied, get your money back"-promise when playing live. And on "All
of This", they've managed for the first time to also live up to that promise
- Teek, january 1999 : "The blues- & surfrock that The Seatsniffers
serve, moans and groans like a wooden floor covered in beer. Oldfashioned as hell,
but kickin' on the highway".
Zelf nog ergens een goeie (of slechte) recensie zien staan ? Stuur
maar op !
Finally a new cd that has mankind (at least the part of it that's writing this
piece right now) shouting "Yippie" once again.
Although "coolness" is high on the agenda of these young men, they've
delivered an extremily cheerful mix-up of early rock, r&b, rockabilly and
It's a good thing that the cd includes a live-track (Help
me), that helps to give an impression of the "rolling mill" that
this group is on a stage. In the studio-surroundings, they capture this spirit
best on "Don't gimme that" and
The summery single "Arabian Lovecall", and on this record songs such
as "Sleep", "A Cheat"
en the mighty "Get It" prove
that the group can also divert succesfully from the narrow paths of traditional
In short : use this cd as a warming up, and go see them live (see calendar).
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 !
More about this group :
- There's a good (albeit somewhat ageing) page about the group in the excellent
Benelux Blues Scene-site.
- Contact and bookings :
Bart De Houwer, manager
Tel +32/3/272.42.59 Fax +32/3/272.44.54 Twinstreet Bookings
2018 Antwerpen / Belgium
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