Songs : Chow-Chow
Production : Roland Beelen
Year : 1984
Record Co : Antler
"This is about love"
44,0 sec. - 86 Kb.
Production : L. Van Acker
Year : 1984
Record co. : Antler
Initially known as "Chow-chow & The Eskimo's", the group started
in 1981-82. Somewhere on the way to the Rock Rally, they dumped the Eskimo's,
but still finished very low in the order. It didn't even give them media-attention
In 1984 however, they tried again, and this time with more luck (or ability).
Bea Van Der Maat about this : "Two years later we found ourselves in the
final, and we even were convinced we were going to win. A photographer of De Morgen
was equally convinced : he even did a photo-session with us. We were intoxicated
with success. But tough luck : we didn't even make the podium. We were jealous
as hell with the van that Elisa Waut got, it was just
the thing we needed."
The consequence however was that they now found open doors for their demo's
at record company Antler. Roland Beelen produced their debut, a mini-LP (7 tracks)
A few months later, the single (maxi) "This is about love" was released.
This song, a production by Luc Van Acker, ended up
being an underground Belgian classic. It got a lot of airplay at the time, and
earned them a ticket to many summer festival. Still the group found itself back
in the smallest clubcircuit afterwards. At the end of 1985 the project was disbanded.
Some of the members (singer Bea Van der Maat and bass-player Biesemans) started
on a more professional basis with Won Ton Ton.
Bea about this (again in Knack, October 30, 1996) "Chow Chow was a
group in the true meaning of that word : four friends who made music with the
same idea, the same pride, the same motivation. In the beginning of Won Ton Ton
we could keep that emotion going, but with the semi-professionalism and the studio-musicians,
the feeling got lost. That proved to be fatal. It wasn't the same spirit anymore".
Band members :
- Bea Van Der Maat - vocals
- Jan Biesemans - bass
- Ronny Timmermans - guitar
- Raf Ravijts - drums
- Hide (Antler - 1984)
Singles and 12''
- This is about love (Antler, 1984)
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