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song : Vosté, Tom Lumbeeck
Production: Wouter Van Belle
Year : 1995
Record co. : Virgin
Their first record dates back from 1988, although I don't have a lot of info
dating from that period.
"Astamblief", the second album, was released on the Dutch label Torso,
and features the song "Belgian Asociality". The lyrics, a good example
of the wacky humor of the band & go like this :
De Belgian Asociality dat is ook geen grap
We nemen ons erg serieus, we vinden ons eigen knap
Wat anderen van ons denken interesseert ons niet te zeer
Vinden ze ons slecht, vertellen ze 't toch geen tweede keer
(The Belgian Asociality, that is not a joke
We take us very serious, we're such handsome blokes
What other think of us, well never mind that
And if they think we're bad, they won't tell that twice)
Their biggest "hits" are included on the album "ATP" (short
for Adenosine Trifosfaat Preparaat) of 1995. "Morregen" (Tomorrow) and
"De gefrusteerde automobilist" (the frustrated driver) both climbed
up in De Afrekening (the alternative charts of Studio Brussels). The album also
contains some witty other songs, such as "VeeTeeltMaatschappij" (a parody
on the name of VTM, the commercial television station), "Em is duud"
(a song in dialect about the life of Jesus), "EHBA" (a song describing
in detail how to destroy the backstage area), "This body was made for boozing"
(a cover of "These boots were made for walking") and "BA Houseparty"
album was recorded in the South of France (as the liner notes say "In
the Alpes Maritimes, above Nice, we met a few weirdo's. One had a recording studio.
His name is Michael Caroli, and now he has some useful parts of a studio")
and was produced by Wouter Van Belle (producer for e.g. Gorki,
Noordkaap, Axelle Red,
Wigbert) ("Someone who was not yet completely
crazy, but has decided to bid farewell to the music industry and join the agricultural
Belgian Asociality also gets quite a lot of respect from the hiphop-crowd :
the group ABN made his first demotapes in the backyard of
Mark Vosté, an cooperated with BA on "Cut!" (a live-CD with all
kinds of funny dialogues between the songs) and "Oh Ja" (a song for
the Nederhopcollection "De Posse deel III").
Singer Mark Vosté also did a track on "Spelers en
Drinkers", the tribute album to Belgian Singer Johan
Verminnen (a cover of "Kom Jeanine"). Nowadays, he also has a side
project of BA with the band Tjs@, a much "quieter" band with him, Peter
Otto, Patrick Onsia, Erik Mertens and Tim Symons. "New witty lyrics ...
that result in joyful moods with lots of winks and wordplay, spread out on a bed
of different music genres and other weeds".
Band members :
- Mark Vosté (vocals)
- Tom Lumbeeck
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