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Post subject: The Golden Earrings - first lp from 1965  PostPosted: Nov 07, 2004 - 05:06 PM
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This is the first album by The Golden Earrings, who later changed their name to Golden Earring. Although the band's grasp of English was limited at this time, this is a real kick-ass record IMO. Strongly influenced by the British groups of the day- particularly The Kinks, The Zombies & The Dave Clark 5 (the album's obligatory ballad "I Am A Fool" is practically a note for note ripoff of DC5's "Because").

I've always been a big GE fan but felt they really hit their stride in the early 70's - particularly 1970-76. While a lot of their earlier material is great, much of it shows a band truly struggling to find its own identity. This album, though, is just a bunch of kids eager to plug in and play. Solid, three chord garage rock.

This is an original Dutch pressing from 1965. If I'm not mistaken, it was the first rock lp released on Polydor. The catalog number is 007. Oddly, this album was released only in stereo. No mono copies are known to exist. If you're lucky enough to find one of these in anything resembling playable condition (it is a good party record), they're typically in the range of $200-300.



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Very nice! Tough record to find!
 
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You seem to have a fantastic collection Philly, show us more!
 
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Damn! Love GE. What you say about peak 70-76 ish yes Very Happy . I wore out my first copy of moontan Smile , by the 80s things where wearing thin and they sounded like they should score music for Electric Blue Mad Laughing . Would like to hear this lp you show though to appreciate how they developed.

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fromphilly wrote:
This is an original Dutch pressing from 1965. If I'm not mistaken, it was the first rock lp released on Polydor. The catalog number is 007.

No US release for this? I notice Golden Earring's 'first' (at least, oldest listed) US album was Winter Harvest on Capitol T/ST 2823, from '67. BTW, Mojo's The Great Rock Discography lists the catalog no. as 736 007.
 
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VERY nice!

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Annaloog:

This album was released in Holland only, as were many of GE's albums. Winter Harvest is their second studio lp but first release in the US. The American version is missing a track over its Dutch counterpart and has a completely different cover. Also, the so-called US stereo pressing is reprocessed. Capitol also saw fit to shave a track off Miracle Mirror (their 3rd lp) as well.

Goldmine did a cover story on GE in the 12/22/95 issue (#402). The article was written by hardcore GE fan John Scarpelli. It also includes a full Dutch discography. He has the Just Earrings lp as Polydor 007 (1965) and Winter Harvest as Polydor 736 068 (1966). Perhaps the 736 was added later?
 
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Here's a closer look. By the way, guys, I'm going to post some of my other interesting Golden Earring pieces in the Record Gallery section as they don't necessarily fall in the Super Collectibles category. But they are very collectable.



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Make that the Record Cover Gallery. I posted some lp's. I have some cool 60's Dutch sleeves that I'll post later.
 
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