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Little Green Bag (ENGLISH POST)

One of my all time favourite songs is the one in the title: Little green bag. I think it is very cool and I just love it, especially the intro I find very ingenious.

The song belongs to the band George Baker Selection.

And if, although I cannot imagine such a thing, it doesn’t ring a bell for you maybe the video below will? If you like Tarantino or if you have ever seen Reservoir Dogs, I’m sure you’ll remember it. I always watch the beginning of the movie when it comes on tv and wait to hear the song:

And because it is one of my favourite songs, for a long time I couldn’t believe that it’s a Dutch song! And that George Baker isn’t George Baker, but Hans Bouwens!
Reading on the internet I’m even more amazed: it is not only true, but the song was written as a sort of a joke, during only one hour, and it had such success in 1969/1970, that Hans Bouwens was able to quit his job at a factory and make music exclusively.

It is funny to watch the video from back then, still black and white:

But I believe that another song of theirs which was even a bigger hit in 1975 will sound familiar, but let’s be fair, the difference of styles is huge between the two songs, I still can’t believe Little Green Bag is the product of the same band 🙂

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Posted by on 1 March 2012 in ENGLISH POST, Muzica, Nostalgie


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Little Green Bag

Una dintre melodiile mele favorite este cea din titlu: Little green bag. Mi se pare cool si ma unge pe suflet, mai ales inceputul, mi se pare foarte ingenios.

Este a formatiei George Baker Selection.

Si daca, desi nu imi pot imagina asa ceva, nu va spune din prima ceva, poate filmuletul asta va va lamuri? Daca va place Tarantino sau daca ati vazut vreodata Reservoir Dogs, sigur va amintiti. Eu nu ma pot abtine si ma uit de cate ori se difuzeaza filmul la tv la inceput, pana o aud:

Si pentru ca este una dintre melodiile mele preferate, multa vreme nu am putut sa cred ca melodia este a unor olandezi! Si ca George Baker nu e George Baker, ci Hans Bouwens!
Citind pe internet sunt si mai nedumerita: nu numai ca e adevarat, dar melodia a fost scrisa oarecum ca o gluma, in doar o ora si s-a bucurat de atata succes in 1969/1970, incat Hans Bouwens a putut sa isi dea demisia la fabrica unde lucra si sa se dedice in exlusivitate muzicii.

E amuzant de vazut si videoclipul de pe atunci, inca alb negru:

Cred insa ca o alta melodie a lor care a fost in 1975 chiar si mai cunoscuta o sa va sune cunoscut, ziceti si voi ce diferenta de stil, deci eu tot nu pot sa cred ca Little Green Bag e produsul aceleiasi formatii 🙂


Posted by on 1 March 2012 in Muzica, Nostalgie


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