This performance is rather raw but fans of early Ka-Spel solo will love hearing this material in this context. "Avengelist" almost falls apart and the otherwise stellar performance of "Hotel Blanc" is sullied by guest female vocalizing throughout. But if you'd been there 30 years ago it surely would have been mindblowing.
Favorite track: Live at The Paradiso.
The doctor would have been furious if he'd been consulted. At 3pm on the day of this show EK lay on a bed, burning up with fever as the clock ticked
on.Soundcheck was planned for 4pm- but a weak attempt to get up ended in embarrassing failure. 5 o'clock, 6 o'clock....wet flannels,paracetamol.
Finally the singer took a deep diseased breath and hobbled out of the door with a small keyboard under his arm.The Paradiso was a few stops away on tram number 9.
When he arrived, his musical partner in crime ,Hero Wouters was also looking a little unwell- it was like a wedding feast had been prepared, but the groom was missing. An important show too - part of the Tegentonen Festival.
Incredibly the show went on and under the lights the fever turned into a waterfall of sweat from the singer. It was like taking a bath.
The results were released on a hyper-limited cdr from Beta-Lactam Ring Records. Here it is once more.
Part 2 of this release is another Amsterdam show-this time from The Melkweg one year later where EK was together with Patrick Q.Wright onstage.
released May 30, 2014
EK, Hero Wouters ,Bianca Wouters ,Patrick Q.Wright.A big thank you to Marylou for her support throughout and to Chris who revealed it all to a (slightly) larger public.