Bubbling under: One way wind (Cats)

For a long time the Cats (image credit), one of many groups to come from the small fishing village of Volendam (hence the term Eel Sound), were the most successful Dutch group in the Dutch charts, with a seemingly endless series of top ten hits. Most of these were rather middle-of-the-road pop songs, with heavy orchestration, and an almost wailing-like singing by Piet Veerman. A beautiful exception to this is their masterpiece One way wind from 1971. Much more subdued than most of their hits, the band lets the song with its great melody speak for itself.


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