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Monroe - Polio for the people  [SHOL2740]

Monroe - Polio for the people [SHOL2740]

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altBought this 7" (for 10 cents!) when i was about 12 years old in the local secondhand recordshop in Middelburg (portobello) . I bought it cause the sleeve and te title made me laugh. Later on i discovered this band was from the same area as where i grew up and saw their singer (Jaap Van Boven) play several times with his punk(cover)band Swindle. The copy i bought had already quite a few crackles back than and nowadays it sounds like it's recorded next to a campfire :P but still i think it's worthwhile to share especially the B side disco fever wich after all these years still is the A side for me. oh and Polio for the people skips once :S (damn) anyway...

"Legendary punk-rock cult-band from the Netherlands (Vlissingen, Zeeland), fronted by singer Jaap van Boven. They only released one single (Polio For The People / Disco Fever)in 1978. The single was very controversial. Around that time there was an outbreak of polio in the orthodox-protestant community in the province of Zeeland, because they refused vaccinations because of their belief. The picture sleeve showed the band around an open grave, with Jaap taking a crap on the coffin. “Is God your Shepherd, who commands… The Wheelchair dealer rubs his hands� is a classic line from the song’s lyrics. Jaap van Boven would later re-emerge in several other bands (such as Het Elektrisch Combo) and is still active in the local music scene." from
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The album code is : ODI151115

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