Q65
1965-68
Frank Nuyens(gtr.vocal.sax.fruit) Wim Bieler(vocal,harp)
Peeter Vink(bass) Joop Roelofs(gtr.) Jay Baar(drums)
Japanese article

You are the victor

R.I.P. Wim Bieler  Nov.21 .2000

Their history
Lyrics of The Life I Live
English translation of their liner notes

In the '60s there were lots of killer beat bands in Holland. Many '60s garage fan are into them now,    Outsiders and Q65 being the most prominet..
  They started the band in early 1965. Befor Q, Peter Vink (bass) and Jay Baar (drums) played in another blues band called Leadbelly's Limited . In The Hague there were lots of  Indonesian Dutch bands played instrumental number from the '50s. Their mysterious sound also influenced to Q65. In the middle of '65 ,they had some live gigs and  were called the "Dutch Pretty Things" because of their Ugly sound!
But Peter Vink said "We were influenced by R&B, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding.. not Pretty Things".

They released their first single"You 're the Victor" in Feb '66. It was frantic R&B punk with strange vocals and harp. It made #11 hit and stayed in the charts for 13 weeks..

Their 2nd single was "The Life I Live".  In this song they established their ugly sound.
To adverise it, the record company made them reckless promotion . They were asled  to go London by rubbur lifeboat!  Then they would play at club in London but they were unable to obtain work permits, so they only  appeared  press and photo sessions.

They went back by rubber  lifeboat again, (actually they rode on a ship"Zilver'mee"which means Silver Seagull),and as soon as they saw Schevenning shore they boaded the rubber lifeboat as if they had sailed from England that way.
At Schevenning shore,30000 fans were waiting for them.   Kjoe(same pronouced Q in Dutch, which is what the fans called the band) had to run away  to escape the enthusiastic fans. They  had a gig at the pier. This  promotion went well and it  garnered them a Top 10 hit. The strange lyric were a true stoty :

The Life I Live
Sit-in' in my chair and thinkin' 
Thinkin' of the crowd I'm In with 
Thinkin' of the music I make 
And all the things I don't wanna give 
Well.I take everything I want 
The girls are fighting for me 
But everytime that I take one 
They're indisposed,poor old me! 
Well,this is my life of sadness 
This is the life I live 
This is my life of gladness 
this is the life I live 
Last week I went to the graveyard 
My dog was killied by a car 
Feel the pain, the pain is started 
He's dead,but frind ,we still are. 
Sunday we played In a dancing 
The public was very down 
But it didn't bore us a thing 
'Cos we smoked ourselves a kick 
Well this is .......(refrain) 
I had a girl and I loved her 
She knows, she knows I still do 
But she married with a rich man 
But the things she wants, he can't do 
Once we were on Joops wedding 
We smoked and drank all night 
At twelve we were thrown out 
'cos the house was changed into a crowd. 
Well this is.......(refrain) 
  As you see, their lyrics were difficult and the singer Willem Bieler sung in 'Haagshch' English so the audience could not understand what they sung ;but that was part of Q's charm.

In '66 they released their first album "Revolution" (they chose the title because  they felt it was a "revolutinary "album for them)which also inclueded a version of Sonny boy Williamson's  "Bring It Home" which lasted nearly fourteen minutes and other Blues and R&B covers. The album alsohad the   killer  original tunes,"I got Nightmares""Sour Wine" .

This fab R&B punk album sold 35000copies.They joined the Small Faces,Spencer Davis Group,Kinks Pretty Things in Holland. In '67 they released Kjoe Blues EP(Q's Blues), including 3Blues covers and a original "80%O"(it was an acid instrumental song about 80%  Opium).

They were into soft drag , and their sound changed. Their lyrics had mysterious double meanings. In '68 Wim was drafted into teh Army. This marked the end of the first Q65 era.
 

They regrouped in 1970.Between 1970 and 1971 they released  "Afganistan"LP and "We Are Gonna Make It".The sound was diffierent from their early era, more psychedelic.



Thanks to Brian Philips
 See Revolution cover on his page
Discography
 You're the Victor/And Your Kind
The Life I Live/Cry In The Night
Revolution LP
I Despise You/Ann
From Above/I Was Young
World Of Birds/It Came To Me
World Of Birds/Ain't That Loving
Kjoe Blose EP
So High I've Been,So Down I Must
Ann/Sour Wine
Sundance/World of birds
Revival LP
REVIVAL is reissued on CD with 7bonus tracks PSEUDONYM:CPD1048
English translation of their liner notes

Try more Dutch beat
 Biet-Het vol.1-Lost Dutch-Belgian Beat R&B Psych Killers'
Dutch Beat Explosion
Water Pipes and Dykes Dutch Pychedelic underground
English translation of Biet-Het 4
Pebbles     Vol.15 The Netherlands
Vol.18 Europian Garage Rock Part.2
Vol.23 Holland Part.2
Vol.25 Holland Part.3

following pages are out side of Cutie Morning Moon