7-inch series, part 480

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Ouke Baas – Live at the Cumsucker Casino
label: Kelt
year: 1990
side a1: Jambalaya
side a2:
Crazy ’bout Your Beaver
side b1:
Save the Tapir
side b2:
Draggin’ Around
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Ouke Baas – Chainsaw Nazi
label: Quality of Life
year: 1993
side a:
Jambalaya
side b:
You’re an Ashtray
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We used to scream their name at the top of our lungs. Out of the blue, without reason, just because we felt like it. “Ooooouuukkeeeeeee!” (which sounded something like “ow-ke”). Whenever we needed to rent a van or a car we got one from the car rental the band took its name from, so we could hang out of the window while driving uttering our war cry. I loved Ouke Baas. Band members had names like Fuckface and Pretty Boy, and they were noisy. I had them in the studio a couple times at Amsterdam FM – an adventure, every time they came around. Some of them played in other bands such as The Kliek and Loveslug, and the world famous Treble Spankers rose from the ashes of Ouke.
I believe the band had already ceased to exist when “Chainsaw Nazi” was released – “Cumsucker Casino” is to my knowledge the only single they released while they were still around. Ouke Baas were a live band more than anything.
By the way, the reverse-speech piece at the end of “Jambalaya” says something sweet about Karen Carpenter: click.

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