Sunday, November 18, 2007
The Softies - two singles, one LP
This post could have been labelled 'Dutch Punk Fourth Post', since the two 7"s are mentioned in 'Het Gejuich Was Massaal', but the Softies are merely a power pop band, but a very nice one. On the two 7"s, there is guitarist Frank N Stein who played also in Helmettes and Speedtwins. When he left the other two members left for England and recorded the LP. The nice thing about 'Jet Boy Jet Girl', a song about a gay relation, is that it was recorded with Captain Sensible, who by then had left the Damned and lived in Amsterdam for a while. He didn't want to have this single on the UK market because of the content but couldn't read the Dutch contract. New wave lovers will recognize that song as a cover of Ca Plane Pour Moi, from Plastic Betrand.
The Softies - Suicide Pilot (7", Charly Records CYS 1036, 1978)
The Softies - Jet Boy, Jet Girl (7", Poker Records, POS 15077, 1978)
The Softies - Nice 'n Nasty (LP, Charly Records CRL 5012, 1978)