July 2, 2011

Dutch parodies of famous album covers

Filed under: Music by Branko Collin @ 7:36 pm

As you may have read, after the Rutte government attacked “entarte Kunst” it is now promoting “Blut und Boden” music. Dutchnews reported yesterday that “MPs on Thursday evening voted in favour of a quota for Dutch language music on Radio 2, the public broadcaster which focuses on popular music. The motion, drawn up by Martin Bosma from the anti-Islam PVV, requires programmers to make sure 35% of the music played on Radio 2 between 07.00 and 19.00 hours was produced in the Netherlands.”

The folks at the Amazing Retecool blog have used their regular Photo Fuck Friday to try and imagine what famous record covers would look like if all music had to be in Dutch. Shown here are Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the Netherlands by Ohjajoh and Foreigner’s Double Passport by Gelul.

Meanwhile, Radio 2 have announced that they have no intention of adhering to any quotas, NRC reports. Two weeks ago minister Marja van Bijsterveldt announced that public broadcasters will have to take cuts of up to 127 million euro.

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December 5, 2009

Satan Claus

Filed under: Music by Branko Collin @ 3:01 pm

Singer, politician, radio presenter, bar owner and horse meat aficionado Henk Westbroek helped Achterhoek hard-rockers Noord Geldersch Metaal parody his own song Sinterklaas, Wie Kent Hem Niet? (Who doesn’t know Saint Nicholas?).

When I found out
The saint does not exist
Something snapped in my head
Hell, I was so mad
I reached for booze
Became a Satanist
Let me go to hell
Here I won’t be missed

Refr.: Satan Claus!
You know him well.
Satan Claus, Satan Claus,
Let’s all go to hell.

There are many things that are plain wrong in this video, but drinking Hertog Jan beer in the Grolsch heartland? That is just evil.

(Via Telegravin. Video by André Broens.)

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