Dutch band Shocking Blue had an international hit in 1970 with the song “Venus”.
It was a hit again in 1986 when it was covered by Bananarama.
I saw a 20 song “Best of” compilation yesterday. The CD was pretty cheap so I picked it up as a curiosity. HOLY CRAP this band was awesome! The songwriting was top notch, all the musicians were excellent/had great chemistry with one another/arranged the songs in tasteful and interesting ways, and the lead vocalist SHOULD be counted as one of the greatest from the era.
No, seriously, who here knew and didn’t tell me!?!?!?!?!?
I’ll post more of my thoughts after I’ve listened to the CD a bit more, but I’d love to hear from anyone who may already have been a fan of this band for years.
To jog anyone’s memory, here’s their version of Venus (Youtube Link)
I’m not ready to rank my favorites yet, but here’s one that stood out to me right away Never Marry a Railroad Man (Youtube link)