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Nothing But Trouble - The Best Of 1966-1968


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  • Audio CD (6 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rev-Ola
  • ASIN: B001APRXKE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 218,654 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Cry In The Night
2. From Above
3. I Got Nightmares
4. Life I Live
5. I Despise You
6. World Of Birds
7. You're The Victor
8. Just Who's In Sight
9. It Came To Me
10. 80% O
11. Spoonful
12. Ann
13. So High I've Been So Down I Must Fall
14. Sour Wine
15. I'm A Man
16. Summer Thoughts In A Field Of Weed
17. Down In The Bottom
18. Middle Age Talk
19. And Your Kind
20. No Place To Go
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Product Description

Their firebrand approach to the beat and rhythm 'n' blues boom was the opposite of what most of the country's successful pop group fraternity were putting over at the time; best represented with the unpolished, raw intensity of You're The Victor, their 1966 debut for Decca which shook up the charts and caused shockwaves throughout the nation's living rooms. They continued to crack the top end of the Dutch pop charts with killer singles such as The Life I Live, and I Despise You; took part in a crazy record company promotional stunt crossing the sea from England in a rubber dinghy, and in Revolution, created one of the best debut LPs of the era. The group split up early...and although they would make several comebacks as Q65, and also as Circus, and continue to make several records well into the 1970s, the initial magic had gone. To this day the power and impenetrable charm of the original Q65 remains unsurpassed.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dave Flynn on 22 Oct 2008
Format: Audio CD
Having been into Garage Punk, 60s R &B, Freak Beat and Psych for ages, I can't rate this collection highly enough. Picked up 'Revolution' some years ago, having read about it in an ancient 'Who Put the Bomp', on the Dutch music scene of the 60s and these guys can hold their heads high with the big boys from the States and UK. You don't have to make any allowances, this is primo stuff of the highest order.

Just like the Remains, why the hell weren't they bigger?

There are quite a few tracks from 'Revolution' and various singles. Oddly enough, there is no filler. Every choice is great, even the later tracks by 'Circus'.

This kicks off with 'Cry in the Night', with as great a sneer, snarling guitars and pounding drums as you'd like. The imperfect English pronunciation just makes it better, trust me.

There's other great stompers like 'It Came to Me', cool blues jams like 80% O, great covers of 'Spoonful' and 'I'm a Man', the classic 'The life I Lead' and the Bo Diddlyesque 'I Got Nightmares' etc.

They're eclectic, too. 'Just Who's in Sight' has kind of a Mazurka or Arabic sound with a flute solo, 'Sour Wine' uses a mandolin and harmonium and they are GOOD.

The only thing stopping my going through the whole list is time and the risk of tedium.

Great liner notes and photos too.

Just geddit, already. As it says on the back, 'You need this CD more than you need food'.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. J. H. Thorn TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Jun 2009
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At their best, white hot, at their worst, shambolic, Q65 were a wild r&b band from the mid 1960s. Their recordings are of a remarkably high quality. Their earliest recordings bear a faint resemblance to early Kinks, but they have far more in common with the so-called American punk bands compiled on Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968. Better still, they created a grungy sound that compares favourably with their peers.

The first few tracks feature some ordinary songs made exciting by this sound. The first startling track is the frenzied 'You're The Victor', which sounds more like something The Damned would have attempted. The most interesting stuff, however, is in the second half. Arguably the best original track is the strangely titled, 'So High I've Been, So Down I Must Fall'. The drummer's imaginative, oddball lyrics are barked out by a limited but charismatic lead singer, a feature of most of the CD. 'Summer Thoughts In A Field Of Weed', a subtler, insidious track, is another highlight and gives some indication of the band's relationship with the drug culture.

There are four covers, all r&b standards. Of these, 'I'm A Man' and 'Down In The Bottom' are superb, among the most exciting tracks on the album. 'Middle Age Talk', despite the title, sounds like the Stones on one of their sleazy acoustic blues jaunts. There are also two tracks from a later line up called Circus. Both are impressive, but are measured rather than wild. 'Ridin' On A Slow Train' is particularly striking.

An exciting, if flawed disc, well worth hearing if you like those 'Nuggets' bands.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mike Reed on 15 May 2011
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Twenty-four track compilation of the best / better tunes from Q65's other releases - like 'Revolution', the must-have hard-to-find 'Singles A's And B's' 2-CD box set and 'The Life I Live'. Some fans and critics alike have hailed the Q65 to be like a Dutch reply to the UK's Pretty Things. That alone should lure you to have interest in snagging up a copy of this CD. Too bad that Q65 never managed to achieve any real success outside their native homeland. Be sure to check out the Rev-Ola site when you can, as they have many stellar releases you might want to know about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Willem de Jong on 20 Jan 2013
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Q65 are undoubtletty the best sixties garage band from Holland! This cd explains why 50 years later the music is still kicking your ass!!
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By graham cole on 10 May 2013
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this album is a blindin bit of bluesy rock! all the tracks are 10 out of 10. if you don't buy this you are a loooooony!!!! radio veronica in the 60s and early 70s turned me on to this band. hail to thee lex harding and klaas vaak!
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