THE ROB HOEKE RHYTHM AND BLUES BAND - 'When People Talk'/'Rain, Snow, Misery (Philips JF 333 592) September 1966
The common practice with most when discussing Dutch groups is to name drop The Outsiders, Q65 or Cuby and the Blizzards to name but three. Sure they recorded some memorable rockin' beat tunes but my absolute favourites are The Rob Hoeke Rhythm & Blues Band.
They had a terrific run of singles during the mid to late 60s, none better than the punked out R'n'B of the bone crunchin' 'When People Talk'....talk about making the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. Wow, such a killer.
I can't make out most of the words but who cares when you've got that fuzz guitar sprawling all over Hoeke's boogie piano fills, clattering tambourine and trippy backwards sound effects mid way through this beat made by freaks.
THE ROB HOEKE RHYTHM AND BLUES BAND - When People Talk