Oct 11, 2012

RhoDeo 1241 Goldy Rhox 78

Hello, today the 78th post of Goldy Rhox, classic pop rock. In the darklight today are an Dutch rock band founded in 1967 by Robbie van Leeuwen. The group had a minor hit in 1968 with "Lucy Brown is Back in Town". After Mariska Veres took over the vocals, the group charted a world-wide hit with the song "Venus", which reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970. Initially the record was a big hit in the Netherlands, where it reached #3 in the summer of 1969. It subsequently sold 350,000 copies in Germany, and topped the U.S. chart for three weeks, becoming the Netherlands' first American #1 hit. It sold over one million copies there by January 1970, and received a gold record awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America. Global sales exceeded five million copies. The band stopped in 74 after main man Robbie van Leeuwen refused to play Venus anymore something he kept up for the next 35 years. Sadly "Venus" died of cancer 6 years ago.

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

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Todays mystery album was the 2nd studio album by the band, released in  September 1969. Originally it didn't contain their mega hit as was not uncommon in those days, rest assured it's here,. Nirvana covered their song "Love Buzz" as their debut single in 1988, and it also appeared on their 1989 album Bleach, apparently they were especially impressed with Klaasje van der Wal's bassplaying. Small world-even in 1969

Goldy Rhox 78   (flac 265mb)

Goldy Rhox 78   (ogg 100mb)

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