First (16-track recording) studio album in cooperation with Warner where Fay plays most of the instruments herself + all the lead- and backing vocals.
Special guests: Jan Dries Groenendijk, Fred Bonthuis, Arie Kuit, Ron Limberg, Chris Michie, Cees Stolk, Peter van Straten and Peter Vink.
Produced by Johan Visser.
14-track album. released in 1981. Click album cover to enter iTunes Music Store.
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When Johan Visser met Arjen Witte of Warner Bros. Music he played him the music he had produced sofar, as well as tapes of future projects. Arjen was certain of one thing: Fay had to do an album. That same afternoon, they founded a music publishing company called Idiot Songs (Where Talent Recognizes Talent) and got to work. Idiot Records was still without a distributor, but Arjen didnʼt see that as a problem: “As soon as this album is finished, we can get a recording contract anywhere!”
The rest is history. Jaap Brunner's Balland Sound became Idiotʼs favored recording studio. They had as many as sixteen tracks, a place to sleep (bring your own stretcher and sleeping bags) and Nescafé. No meddling from outsiders this time. They would do this their own way. The influence of favorite musicians Brian Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Jonathan King and The Beatles became apparent. Each day more people turned up, made enthusiastic by Arjen. One of them was Herman van der Zwan of Warner, Elektra & Atlantic Records. He soon became convinced that Idiotʼs concept was viable, and decided to sign a multiple-year contract, not only with Fay but with the Idiot label itself. The Confetti album went on to win an Edison award and the single “Maggie” reached number 42 in the hit parade.