Friday, July 06, 2018

Shocking Blue : At Home 1969

Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band formed in The Hague in 1967. The band spawned a number of psychedelic rock hits throughout the counterculture movements era during the 1960s and early 1970s, including "Never Marry a Railroad Man", "Mighty Joe", "Love Buzz", "Blossom Lady", "Inkpot" and "Venus".

The latter became their biggest hit and went to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and many other countries during 1969 and 1970.

The band had sold 13.5 million records by 1973, but the group disbanded in 1974, during the final years of the hippie, flower power and other counterculture movements around the world.

This is the group's first record with singer, Mariska Veres. Robbie van Leeuwen acquired Veres in the attempt to assimilate to the form Jefferson Airplane did by adding a female singer. With Veres's notable vocal performance and stunning looks, the band finally had someone to front them.

The band's second album was a mixture of influences ranging from pop rock to psychedelic rock. There is also early evidence of their interest in Americana with tracks like "California Here I Come" and "Harley Davidson".

Overall, it is best known for its hit single "Venus" which reached number one on the American national charts. Never again did the band achieve such success in the US.

Shocking Blue was founded in 1967 by Robbie van Leeuwen. Other members of the group at this time were Fred de Wilde, Klaasje van der Wal, and Cor van der Beek. The group had a minor hit in 1968 with "Lucy Brown is Back in Town".

After de Wilde left in 1968, Mariska Veres took over the vocals and the group charted a world-wide hit with the song "Venus", which peaked at No. 3 in the Netherlands in the autumn of 1969. The song was released in America and Great Britain at the end of the year, and it reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970.

Shocking Blue – At Home
Year : 1969
Label : Red Bullet – RB 66.195
Format : CD, Album, Reissue
Country : Netherlands,Holland
Released : 02 Nov 2002
Genre : Rock
Style :  Psychedelic Rock


01. Boll Weevil 2:38
02. I'll Write Your Name Through The Fire 2:55
03. Acka Raga  Written-By – J. Mayer 3:05
04. Love Machine     3:17
05. I'm A Woman     2:58
06. Venus     3:04
07. California Here I Come     3:14
08. Poor Boy     4:48
09. Long And Lonesome Road     2:46
10. Love Buzz     3:42
11. The Butterfly And I     4:01

    Bonus Tracks

12. Harley Davidson 2:37
13. Fireball Of Love     2:58
14. Hot Sand     2:35
15. Wild Wind     2:11

Ποιοι δε θυμόμαστε το VENUS ; Το χορεύαμε στα παιδικά μας πάρτι πίνοντας  Βερμούτ  και διώχναμε τούς γονείς μας από το σπίτι γιά να κλείσουμε τα φώτα και να χορέψουμε ΜΠΛΟΥΖ . Ο Πασχάλης το διασκεύασε στο Τραγούδι "Το Κορίτσι Του Μάη" και το έκανε επιτυχία στην Ελλάδα . Γιεγέδες όλου του κόσμου ενωθείτε !!!

Το δισκάκι αυτό δε βρίσκεται εύκολα , και εάν το βρείτε κάπου, θα σας πάρει ώρες για να το κατεβάσετε .

Οι Shocking Blue ήταν ο αντίποδας των Jefferson Airplane στην Ευρώπη . Εκπληκτική μπαντάρα ! Γνωρίστε τους ! Acid Rock στην άλλη άκρη του ωκεανού μακριά από την Αμερική . Το Σιτάρ είναι ένα από τα όργανα που τόλμησαν να προσθέσουν στον ήχο τους ανοίγοντας νέους ήχους στην ψυχεδελική εποχή .

Flac  : Size ; 311 MB
MP3 : Size :  119 MB 


  1. About time that someone posted a GOOD sounding rip of this classic album. Thanks you!

  2. Haha that last comment was supposed to be for URGH. But thanks for this as well.