7-inch series, part 666 – Spinvis/LPG

666! That’s a party, right? Right?
Oh, okay.

Spinvis/LPG – Goochelaars & Geesten/Sparrow
label: Excelsior
year: 2004
side a: Spinvis – Goochelaars & Geesten
side b: LPG – Sparrow | |

Part of the Dutch blogosphere went crazy when Spinvis started surfacing. The songs from his fantastic first album were all over the place and rightly so. It didn’t take long for the the 42 year old mailman to break through to a larger audience and become the ultra modest star that he is now. Or is he, still? I don’t really know because I’m a bit out of touch with the Dutch music scene. He came to the club I was working at in Antwerp a couple of years ago to perform with Dutch writer Simon Vinkenoog, who passed away half a year ago and it was awesome. Still, I have never witnessed a proper Spinvis concert.

This single was a special split single with another Dutch band LPG, with beautiful artwork by design studio DEBOKOFHETLOKET, released in limited edition of 500 copies (which in the record bizz these days is not so very limited, sadly) on the fabulous Excelsior label.

Video for LPG’s “Sparrow”. It’s about two bears, oddly enough.